Category Archives: Academic exploitation

Update on McMaster University Academic Librarians – No Board Report Filed – Strike Walkout November 20

Date for strike set to November 20, 2015.   http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/worth-mentioning/librarian-collective-bargaining/

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Predatory Journals and the Open Access Landscape

What is a predatory journal in the open access world? One in which the author pays to publish, rather than going through the usual rigor of peer-reviews and editorial checks. This is a growing area. The University of Manchester’s advice … 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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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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