Who has the responsibility in the libraries to watch over children’s shoulders and take care of what they are doing, especially on the internet? Should there be a special place in the libraries for certain material, so that they would be out of children’s sight? Should there be a filtered system? What to do, when public library computers display material that bothers other patrons or is seen by children? Who does library space belong to? Can research library be a part of rooting out plagiarism? Do the libraries have the responsibility to teach online ethics?
These were the questions that inspired Finnish library associations to create a code of ethics for library professionals. Find out more about it in an interview of Tuula Haavisto’s, Director of Libraries, City of Tampere. This video has made for a Finnish Libraries Now! -publication. The publication consisting of a brochure and a website designed to guide individuals and communities into the exciting world of the Finnish libraries in 2012. The site was closed in 2023
Written by: Anu Kerttula
Filmed and edited by: Anu Kerttula
Graphic design by: Harri Oksanen
Colour correction by: Tuomas Lipponen
Produced by: Ninni Sandelius ja Riitta Taarasti
Production time: 2012