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									Aleksandra Florek
LIS 732
June 17, 2008

                                 Thesaurus Assignment
Introduction

        The following thesaurus is compiled for the topic “Ethics in Library Science.” It
includes terms for topics such as censorship, patron privacy issues, literacy,
discrimination, and topics that affect ethics in the library field, such as legislation for
equal rights and civil liberties. Because the thesaurus is limited to only about fifty terms,
the emphasis on each field within ethics in library science ethics is not equal, nor are all
topics covered. Also, not every RT term is included as its own authorized entry, nor is
every NT; only about ten terms have been chosen to be authorized entries in the interest
of simplicity; most NTs and RTs do not lead to a separate entry within the thesaurus. All
terms were found in the Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 14 th edition, and through
Wikipedia’s Topics Lister. First is an alphabetical listing of all the terms used. Next is
the hierarchical listing, with each authorized entry followed b y BTs, NTs, etc to show the
hierarchical relationships between the terms. Before the hierarchical arrangement, an
example is provided for clarification of the terms used throughout the thesaurus. The
terms used include BT (Broad Term); NT (Narrower Term); RT (Related Term); UF (Use
For); and SEE (Cross References). SN (Scope Note) is provided only for authorized
entries where the term may need clarification.




Alphabetical Display of Terms Used

Academic Freedom
Access to Information
Adult Literacy
Basic Skills
Book Burning
Censorship
Child Pornography
Children’s Rights
Civil Liberties
Civil Rights
Confidential Records
Copyright Legislation
Copyrights
Corporate Censorship
Democracy
Digital Divide
Electronic Copyrights



A. Florek                                                                                  1
Electronic Journals
Equal Facilities
Equal Opportunities
Ethnic Discrimination
Family Literacy
Freedom
Freedom of Information
Freedom of Speech
Functional Literacy
Government Role
Illiteracy
Information Dissemination
Information Literacy
Information Policy
Intellectual Freedom
Intellectual Property
Internet Filters
Letters
Literacy
Literacy Education
Moral Censorship
Moral Issues
National Libraries
Obscenity
Plagiarism
Political Censorship
Political Correctness
Pornography
Pornography Legislation
Privacy
Publishing Industry
Racial Discrimination
Racial Segregation
Reading
Reading Skills
Religious Censorship
Social Censorship
Writing
Writing Skills

Cross References (Terms under UF):

Access of Ideas
Freedom of Thought
Freedom to Read
Human Rights



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Individual Rights
Right to Know
Literacy Skills
Personal Liberty



Hierarchical Display

Example:
Civil Liberties
SN Freedom from arbitrary governmental, social, or personal interference with person,
property, or opinion [Scope Note: Provides clarification of how the term is used]
UF Human Rights [Use For: For cross references, to control synonyms; SEE reference
is its reciprocal]
NT Children’s Rights [Narrower Term: Term included within the broader main term,
belongs in a direct subclass of the broader term; BT, or Broader Term, is the rec iprocal of
this]
RT Academic Freedom [Related Term: Term that is conceptually related to the main
term, but is not in a direct hierarchical relationship with the term]




Access of Ideas
SEE Intellectual Freedom

Censorship
NT Corporate Censorship
   Moral Censorship
   Political Censorship
   Social Censorship
   Religious Censorship
RT Academic Freedom
   Book Burning
   Freedom of Information
   Freedom of Speech
   Information Policy
   Intellectual Freedom
   Moral Issues
   Political Correctness




A. Florek                                                                                  3
Civil Liberties
SN Freedom from arbitrary governmental, social, or personal interference with person,
property, or opinion
UF Human Rights
    Personal Liberty
    Individual Rights
NT Children’s Rights
    Civil Rights
    Freedom of Speech
RT Academic Freedom
    Democracy
    Freedom of Information
    Intellectual Freedom
    Privacy

Copyrights
SN Exclusive privileges to publish, sell, or otherwise control works that can be
reproduced, granted by governments to authors, artists, publishers, etc. for a specified
number of years
BT Intellectual Property
NT Electronic Copyrights
    Copyright Legislation
RT Electronic Journals
    Government Role
    National Libraries
    Plagiarism
    Publishing Industry

Freedom of Information
SN Freedom from interference with the flow of information, especially unrestricted
public access to government records and documents without comprising rights of privacy
or endangering government security
UF Right to Know
BT Access to Information
    Freedom
RT Academic Freedom
    Censorship
    Civil Liberties
    Confidential Records
    Democracy
    Freedom of Speech
    Information Dissemination
    Intellectual Freedom

Freedom of Thought
SEE Intellectual Freedom



A. Florek                                                                                  4
Freedom to Read
SEE Intellectual Freedom

Human Rights
SEE Civil Liberties

Individual Rights
SEE Civil Liberties

Intellectual Freedom
SN The absence of external coercion, censorship, or other forms of restrictive
interference with the exercise of thought
UF Access of Ideas
     Freedom of Thought
     Freedom to Read
BT Freedom
RT Academic Freedom
     Censorship
     Civil Liberties
     Democracy
     Freedom of Speech
     Information Dissemination
     Intellectual Freedom

Lite racy
SN Ability to read and write; also, communication with written or printed symbols. (ie
reading and writing)
UF Literacy Skills
NT Adult Literacy
     Family Literacy
     Functional Literacy
     Information Literacy
     Reading
     Writing
RT Basic Skills
     Illiteracy
     Letters
     Literacy Education
     Reading Skills
     Writing Skills

Lite racy Skills
SEE Literacy

Personal Liberty



A. Florek                                                                                5
SEE Civil Liberties

Pornography
SN Visual, written, or oral communication intended explicitly to promote sexual
excitement; it is often distinguished from erotic material in general by its exclusively
prurient intent, its lack of redeeming artistic or literary value and its commercial
motivation
NT Child Pornography
     Pornography Legislation
RT Internet Filters
     Obscenity

Racial Discrimination
SN Restriction or denial of rights, privileges, and choice because of race
NT Racial Segregation
RT Equal Facilities
   Equal Opportunities
   Ethnic Discrimination
   Digital Divide

Right to Know
SEE Freedom of Information




A. Florek                                                                                  6

								
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