Ethics of Information Profession
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Infotöö eetika
Course title in English
Ethics of Information Profession
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To help the students to recognize the ethical aspects of information resources; understand/ follow/ manage the professional codes of ethics.
Brief description of the course
Information ethics. Professional codes of ethics; Ethical aspects of digital libraries; Ethical aspects of digital information resources.
Independent work
Reading compulsory literature, practical written individual assignments (paper, essay, case study).
Learning outcomes in the course
The students are able:
- to recognize the issues of information ethics,
- to understand/ follow professional codes of ethics.
Assessment methods
Final grade is a composite of practical individual written assignments.
lekt Silvi Metsar
Study literature
Besnoy, A.L. (2009). Ethics and integrity in libaries. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Eetikakoodeksite käsiraamat. - (11.01.2016)
Hauptman, R. (2002). Ethics and librarianship. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Laanemäe, A. (2000). Eetika alused. Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Kirjastus.
Preer, J. (2008). Library Ethics. Libraries Unlimited: Westport, Connecticut.
Professional codes of ethics for librarians. IFLA - (11.01.2016)
Sutrop, M., Simm, K. (2006). Eetika: interdistsiplinaarsed lähenemised: Tartu Ülikooli eetikakeskus 2001-2006. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus
Replacement literature
Laanemäe, A. (2000). Eetika alused. Tallinn, Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Kirjastus.
Meel, M. (2003). Ärieetika. Tallinn, Külim.
Preer, J. (2008). Library Ethics. Libraries Unlimited: Westport, Connecticut.