Statement of Support for Dale Askey

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Statement of Support for Dale Askey

Published on March 05 2013

Brock University Library strongly supports Dale Askey (Associate University Librarian, McMaster University)  in his defence against the Edwin Mellen Press lawsuit. We also urge Edwin Mellen Press to drop all legal proceedings against Mr. Askey. In our opinion, the lawsuit is an overly aggressive response to Mr. Askey’s blog posting and further we are concerned that it has the potential to discourage reasonable academic discourse and to damage the reputation of Mellen Press and that of its authors.
More information:
McMaster’s Response: McMaster's commitment to academic freedom, February 8, 2013
Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Association of Research Libraries (ARL): Joint Statement in Support of Dale Askey and McMaster University, February 14, 2013
John Dupuis, Acting Associate University Librarian (York University): Publisher hits new low: Suing librarian for criticizing their books Confessions of a Science Librarian Blog, February 9, 2013
Barbara McDonald, Associate University Librarian (Collections & Liaison Services)
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