Necessity of ethics in research

Information is a raw material with social, economic, political, ideological and cultural sizes. We are responsible for it. To warrant the quality of services, to socure professional pride by ability grounded on self-respect, to promote for everyone the approach to knowledge, ail these obligations are objects requiring ethics. Following the example of National Associations which have designed or published a deontology code, an international debate, within the IFLA seems necessary on the following particulars. 1. Free circulation of knowledge, censorship, secret. 2. Responsability, right to mistakes, notion of service. 3. Ethical and human stakes of our technics. 4. Creation of the librarians of to-morrow.