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Can information ethics be conceptualized by using the core/periphery model?

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dc.contributor.author Ocholla, Dennis N.
dc.contributor.author Onyancha, Omwoyo Bosire
dc.contributor.author Britz, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-22T13:57:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-22T13:57:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Ocholla, DN, Onyancha, OB, Britz, J. 2010 'Can information ethics be conceptualized by using the core', Journal of Informetrics, no. 158, pp. 1-11. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3457
dc.description.abstract The term ‘information ethics’ (IE) is rapidly diversifying as new technologies enter the milieu and add to already existing ‘entanglements’. Unsurprisingly, the term lacks a universally accepted definition, although there is some common ground as to its constitution.This paper explores the term using the most commonly co-occurring terms in IE literature as indexed in nine databases, namely the EBSCO-hosted Academic Search Premier(ASP); Communication and Mass Media Complete; ERIC; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts(LISTA); Newspaper Complete; Business Premier; and Master File Premier, and Wilson’s Library Literature and Information Science(LLIS)FullText. Core/periphery analysis, the co-occurrence of words as subject terms, and social network techniques were applied using UCINET for Windows, text STAT and Bibexcel computer-aided software to analyze data. The paper identifies the most common terms used to describe IE and the core terms with which IE can be defined. Other than informing LIS research and education, the results could potentially assist with the development of IE taxonomy and definitions(e.g. in understanding IE content and development) that may apply to the intercultural and global understanding of IE. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Informetrics en
dc.subject Informetrics en
dc.subject Information ethics en
dc.subject Content analysis en
dc.subject Core/periphery model en
dc.subject Webometrics en
dc.subject Information science en
dc.title Can information ethics be conceptualized by using the core/periphery model? en
dc.type Article en


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