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Sunday, June 10 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Ethical Dilemmas in Collection Development of Open Access Electronic Resources

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All across the nation, universities are being called into critical conversations about social justice. The ALA Code of Ethics calls on librarians to “uphold the principles of intellectual freedom” and “distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties.” Our ethics shape our engagement in these critical conversations. In my presentation, I will address the ethical dilemmas raised in open access electronic resources from predatory journals, to article processing charges (APCs), to xenophobic collections. We will discuss how our professional ethics are applicable to and stretched by the goals of open access. Real examples of ethical dilemmas will be shared for open discussion.

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Amanda Echterling

Head, Resource Acquisition & Metadata Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Sunday June 10, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Highland Ballroom III