This has circulated on the CAUT librarians list this morning:
“On May 1st, a petition signed by 70 library workers from across library units at the University of Western Ontario was delivered to Dr. Janice Deakin, Provost & Vice-President (Academic).
The petition states:
We, the undersigned, do not support the renewal of the Access Copyright agreement with the University of Western Ontario. We ask that Western provides six-months notice (by June 30, 2013) of non-renewal to Access Copyright to ensure that this agreement does not automatically renew for an additional year.