Category Archives: Academic freedom

Ukrainian Library Association Statement on the International Conference “Crimea 2014″

F.Y.I. Ukrainian Library Association Statement on the International Conference “Crimea 2014″ Ukrainian Library Association declares protest against the decision to hold an International Conference “Crimea 2014″ in Sudak, Crimea. For twenty years librarians from Russia, Ukraine and other countries have … Continue reading

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LAC issues new CODE OF CONDUCT

Pressure from the community has had an impact. A new Code of Conduct has been issued by Library and Archives Canada. For a comparison, here is the old version LAC Code of Conduct Jan 2013   versus the new version … Continue reading

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Policies for Librarians – In the same Policy with Faculty or Not? What is the Trend?

As a librarian working in the University of Toronto Library System, have you ever wondered why we have a separate Policy for Librarians, never mind the numerous other guidelines and agreements? Or how does this compares to other institutions in … Continue reading

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Looking for documents which have disappeared from the www?

Have you saved documents pertaining to the professional interests of academic librarians in Canada which you know have gone missing on the internet? If so, CAPAL, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians is interested in posting them to their … Continue reading

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CAPAL 2014 Report to the Royal Society of Canada on the Role of Professional Academic Librarians and Archivists

CAPAL has submitted a report to the Royal Society of Canada on the The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives, emphasizing the role of academic librarians and professional archivists in the future of Canada’s libraries and archives. ********** … Continue reading

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Librarians in Ukraine Seek to Protect National Collections as Political Tensions Escalate

An official statement and photos have been posted on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) concerning the activities of librarians during strife in the Ukraine, see http://www.ifla.org/node/8422 The statement currently circulating globally via electronic distribution lists is the following: … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky “On Academic Labor” Excerpts from Skype Conversation Feb. 4, 2014.

Full article available on Noam Chomsky, “On Academic Labor” URL:  http://zcomm.org/sendpress/eyJpZCI6Mjk5MDM1LCJ2aWV3IjoiZW1haWwifQ/ Access: March 3, 2014. The following excerpts are from  an edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky via Skype on 4 February 2014 to a gathering of members … Continue reading

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New York Sunday Times comments on the silencing of scientists in Canada by Harper Government

Jan. 5, 2014. New York Sunday Times states, “This is more than an attack on academic freedom. It is an attempt to guarantee public ignorance.” Read the full opinion piece here, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/silencing-scientists.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

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More information and news coverage on closing of science libraries…..

Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2013, has coverage and more information the closing of the science libraries, see “How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre” : “Scientists are calling it “libricide.” Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and … Continue reading

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Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … Continue reading

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