The development and future of the Cataloguing Code of Ethics

Snow, Karen and Shoemaker, Elizabeth and Chan, May and Daniels, Jane and Furger, Sarah and Rasmussen Pennington, Diane (2022) The development and future of the Cataloguing Code of Ethics. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 60 (8). pp. 786-806. ISSN 0163-9374 (

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The Cataloguing Code of Ethics, released in January 2021, was the product of a multi-national, multi-year endeavor by the Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee to create a useful framework for the discussion of cataloging ethics. The six Cataloging Ethics Steering Committee members, based in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, recount the efforts of the group and the cataloging community leading up to the release of the Code, as well as provide their thoughts on the challenges of creating the document, lessons learned, and the future of the Code.