2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization

June 15, 2012 - 8:00 am to June 16, 2012 - 8:00 am

2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization
June 15 - 16, 2012
Milwaukee, WI
Information organization (IO) faces many ethical challenges which demand our attention. The IO literature raises ethical issues concerning the role of national and international IO standards, provision of appropriate subject access, deprofessionalization of IO work, education of IO professionals, and the effects of globalization. These issues, and others like them, have serious implications for quality and equity in information access. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and its Information Organization Research Group and Center for Information Policy Research are joined by Milwaukee Public Library, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries and UWM Libraries in presenting this conference to address the ethics of information organization.

Presentations will address the ethics of a wide range of topics:
• Classification theory
• Indigenous knowledge organization
• Consultants' attitudes toward and corporate roles in cataloging
• Metadata standards and practices
• Archival representation
• Addressing the shortcoming of subject access
• Representations of marginalized groups and topics
• Catalogers' objectives and responsibilities
• Concepts for education and research
• Where we are now
• and more!


Just Classifications
Jens-Erik Mai | University of Toronto
Eliminate, Abandon, Dismantle: Cataloging in Library Consultant Reports
Tina Gross| St. Cloud State University
Changing the Stories We Tell: The Research Ethics of Indigenous Métissage
Ann Doyle| University of British Columbia
From Mishmash to Mash-up: Objectives, Ethics, and Practice in Cataloging
Daniel CannCasciato | Central Washington Brooks Library
Ethics in Information Organization: Visualizing Extension, Monitoring Shifting Intention
Richard Smiraglia | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Complete list of speakers and conference program will be available on the conference website.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: http://sois.uwm.edu/ioethics
Early bird registration ends - April 30, 2012

Conference Poster available here: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/groups/sois/webdocs/events/eio-poster.pdf