Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The New LAC Code, Or: Why Is That Librarian Staring At My Chest?

The new Library and Archives Canada code of behavior

...says morals and ethics are part of a continuum with "self-regulation" at one end and "heterogulation" at the other.

But at Language Log they're not sure "heterogulation" is a word.  Several definitions have been proposed, probably the most interesting being:

..."the act of ogling," so "heterogulation" would mean ogling a member of the opposite sex: "My heterogulation of that babe led to a fight with her boyfriend."

What is the LAC asking their librarians to do, exactly? Does one "self regulate" before or after heterolgulation?

1 comment:

jrkrideau said...

I would just love to have a business card with the title The Champion, Values and Ethics!

Actually, as I read the slides about 2/3 or 3/4 of the material is just what any civil servant is expected to do. Some of the personal stuff seems closer to violating free speech rights though.