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Being negligent and liable: a challenge for information professionals

Being negligent and liable: a challenge for information professionals In recent years, increasing attention appears to have been paid by information professionals to issues of professional negligence and liability. Key legal issues are discussed, and negligence and liability is examined in the electronic domain. It is suggested that the commercialisation of the information marketplace and growing awareness of negligence and liability issues are encouraging information professionals to look to a mixture of law, ethics, and self‐interest for personal and professional effectiveness and security. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Management Emerald Publishing

Being negligent and liable: a challenge for information professionals

Library Management , Volume 21 (6): 14 – Aug 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0143-5124
DOI
10.1108/01435120010327623
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Abstract

In recent years, increasing attention appears to have been paid by information professionals to issues of professional negligence and liability. Key legal issues are discussed, and negligence and liability is examined in the electronic domain. It is suggested that the commercialisation of the information marketplace and growing awareness of negligence and liability issues are encouraging information professionals to look to a mixture of law, ethics, and self‐interest for personal and professional effectiveness and security.

Journal

Library ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2000

Keywords: Librarians; Information services; Professionals; Legal matters; Values; Ethics

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