Category Archives: Harper Government

Shutting Science Libraries Means Shutting Down Scientific Research

“What’s Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada’s Science Libraries?…Scientists reject Harper gov’t claims vital material is being saved digitally…” For the latest on the closure of seven out of nine federal science libraries, see http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/12/23/Canadian-Science-Libraries/ By Andrew Nikiforuk   Further references are … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic libraries, Harper Government, Scientists for the Right to Know | 1 Comment

Harper Government Censors and Destroys Decades of Major Research Collections in the Sciences

There are many ways of silencing scientific research and advancement, one of them is to destroy access to valuable research and information. “Last week the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which is closing five of its seven libraries, allowed scientists, … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic governance, Academic Librarianship, Censorship, Destruction of Knowledge, Harper Government, Scientists for the Right to Know | 8 Comments

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION releases statement on LAC and calls for Parliamentary Review

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA – Feb. 2013 After 2004, when the functions of a national library, archives, and potential museum were assumed by LAC under new legislation, various studies were undertaken to determine what LAC … Continue reading

Posted in Academic freedom, Academic governance, Academic libraries, Harper Government, LAC, Library and Achives Canada | Leave a comment