Conference on the Ethicsof IO



2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization

June 15 - 16, 2012
Milwaukee, WI

Information organization, like other major functions of the information 
professions, faces many ethical challenges. In our literature, ethical 
concerns have been raised with regard to, topics such as, the role of 
national and international tools and standards, provision of subject 
access to information, deprofessionalization and outsourcing, education 
of professionals, and the effects of globalization. These issues and 
many others like them have serious implications for quality and equity 
in information access. The Information Organization Research Group and 
the Center for Information Policy Research of the School of Information 
Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee join in presenting this 
second conference to address the ethics of information organization.

Like the first Ethics of Information Organization conference held in 
Milwaukee May 2009, this conference (June 2012) welcomes papers on 
ethics and any element of information organization from cataloging 
standards to tagging; subject access; technology; the profession; 
cultural, economic, political, corporate, international, multicultural 
and multilingual aspects.

*Opening Speaker: Jens-Erik Mai*
University of Toronto

*Closing Speaker: Richard Smiraglia*
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

/Other invited speakers will be announced/

We invite submission of proposals for papers which will include: name(s) 
of presenter(s), title(s), affiliation(s), contact information and 
abstracts of 300-500 words. Presentations will be 20 minutes. Time will 
be set aside for questions as well as broader discussion. All abstracts 
will be published on the Web site of the UW-Milwaukee Information 
Organization Research Group. Full papers will be published in a special 
issue of /Knowledge Organization/.

ABSTRACTS DUE: *February 15, 2012*
FULL PAPERS DUE: *July 15, 2012*

Submit proposals via email to: Hope A Olson, Conference Chair 
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