Archive and information management experts trained in library science programs are ideal candidates for jobs in intelligence organizations. Their skills, abilities and knowledge are frequently required in at least two well-defined areas: open source information gathering and records management/archival organisation. Under the general overview of the debate between “big data vs. big narrative” this article focuses on the ethical challenges that affect this community of information professionals. As a key component of the so-called “intelligence culture”, it will be also underlined the need for intensifying from our university classrooms the ethical dimension of information exploitation for security and defence purposes. The role played by these information profiles involved in multiple phases of the intelligence production process must be based not only on efficiency and efficacy criteria but also on deontology principles whose benefits are the fortification of democratic practice by intelligence services working in strong legal frameworks designed to guarantee fundamental rights.
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Stephen Marrin“Training and Educating U.S. Intelligence Analysts”International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence22:1 (2009) pp. 131-146. Stephen Marrin Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging The Gap Between Scholarship And Practice New York Routledge 2011.
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Evgeny Morozov“The challenge of managing great databanks”El País24/06/2013; http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/06/24/opinion/1372068111_079679.html Marc Andrejevic Infoglut: How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know Taylor and Francis 2013. [paraphrased from the original Spanish text]
Evgeny Morozov, “The challenge of managing great databanks”, , 24/06/2013; http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/06/24/opinion/1372068111_079679.html Marc Andrejevic, Infoglut: How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know, Taylor and Francis, 2013. [paraphrased from the original Spanish text])| false