Vol. 10 No. 3 (2019)

Ethics and cataloguing

Lucia Sardo
Università di Bologna, Campus di Ravenna

Published 2019-09-15


  • Ethics,
  • Cataloguing,
  • Access to information,
  • Code of ethics

How to Cite

Sardo, Lucia. 2019. “Ethics and Cataloguing”. JLIS.It 10 (3):1-17. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12565.


The paper offers an overview of ethical issues about cataloguing. After a general introduction about the topic in library science, the paper analyses two principal issues: access to information, in particular about semantic access, and data. Ethical issues are a part of the cataloguing process and affect the way cataloguers create metadata for the users. The last part of the paper presents an analysis of the proposal for a specific code of ethics for cataloguers.


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