Category Archives: McMaster University

UTFA supports Dale Askey and the academic freedom of librarians

The University of Toronto Faculty Association has made a public statement of support for Dale Askey. Only one of the two lawsuits launched against Dale Askey has been dropped. The announcement last Monday by CBC referred to only the lawsuit … Continue reading

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Good News – Is Mellen Press Dropping the Lawsuit Against Dale Askey?

The word is yes, see the latest update by CBC on this website: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/03/04/hamilton-librarian-lawsuits-dropped.html . What remains uncertain is whether the lawsuit against McMaster University has been dropped.

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Show Support for Dale Askey and Academic Freedom

Change your signature line to show support for our colleague, Dale Askey. Share with faculty, as this is not just a ‘librarian’ issue for Canadian academics. CAPAL has posted some suggestions, text and links, to show support, see http://capalibrarians.org/ .

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CBC Update on Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuite Against McMaster Librarian

For statements from the publisher see CBC report: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/02/12/hamilton-librarian-lawsuit.html Other updates on this case can be read on these two sites: http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/02/09/publisher-hits-new-low-suing-librarian-for-criticizing-their-books/ (includes a timeline, excellent reference) or https://pinboard.in/u:jbfink/t:mcmaster+emp

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CAPAL: “Unprecedented $3 million dollar lawsuit filed against McMaster librarian for blogpost”

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians has posted more information on the news that Edwin Mellen Press is suing a McMaster University Librarian, see: http://capalibrarians.org/

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Librarian at McMaster is being sued by Mellen Press for libel?

Legal action is underway against a librarian at McMaster University Library. The following information is circulating about this serious situation via CAUT: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2013/02/shocking-attack-on-academic-freedom-at-mcmaster-by-edwin-mellen-press.html https://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/2013/02/edwin-mellen-press-suing-a-librarian/

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TIMELINE has been launched…send us information, reports, documents or events to add

A TIMELINE (see tab in top menu) documenting concerns and issues related to the two professions, archivism and librarianship at academic or related institutions has been launched. Send us missing documents, reports, events to chart how we arrived at this … Continue reading

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