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March 17–20, 2013

Austin, Texas

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Ethics and E-Resources

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM–12:20 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Classroom 203
2013 Conference Track

Managing Electronic Resources


acquisitions, ethics

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to define and discuss what is meant by "ethics," and understand how ethics form a critical part of the acquisitions/managment of e-resources. Participants should also come away with a new perpective on ethical approaches to e-resource management.


E-resource management should occur within an ethical framework. Acquisition occurs within a complex ecosystem where each aspect requires ethical consideration. In this changing environment, ethics provide grounding for managing these resources. Technology demands flexibility and an adaptable ethical system to ensure professional conduct and responsible stewardship. Are current standards enough?


Jesse Holden, USC Libraries