An Independent Information Professional is an entrepreneur who has demonstrated
continuing expertise in the art of finding and organizing information.
Each provides information services on a contractual basis to more than
one client and serves as an objective intermediary between the client
and the information world.
An Information Professional bears the following responsibilities:
the profession's reputation for honesty, competence, and confidentiality.
clients the most current and accurate information possible within the
budget and time frames provided by the clients.
clients understand the sources of information used and the degree of
reliability which can be expected from those sources.
only those projects which are legal and are not detrimental to our profession.
intellectual property rights. Respect licensing agreements and other
contracts. Explain to clients what their obligations might be with regard
to intellectual property rights and licensing agreements.
a professional relationship with libraries and other information providers
and comply with all their rules of access.
responsibility for employees' compliance with this code.
upon the Code of Ethical Business Practice of the Association of Independent
Information Professionals, 2002