Membership Update 0

CAPAL Listserv Launched The CAPAL steering committee has established a membership listserv for CAPAL members to share information, ask questions and help in the formation of CAPAL. Website and Bilingualism In the coming months, the CAPAL website will be transferred to a hosting service. A bilingual website is currently being designed to ensure that CAPAL(…)

A Call to Support Dale Askey! 0

CAPAL’s steering committee encourages all those who are concerned about the case of Dale Askey and Edwin Mellen Press Inc. to change their email signature files to include a symbolic show of support for Dale and academic freedom more generally.  The following suggested text includes links to further information and the change.org petition. Email signature(…)

Edwin Mellen Press update by CBC and others… 0

Today the CBC addressed the Dale Askey lawsuit and includes statements from the publisher: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/02/12/hamilton-librarian-lawsuit.html Full on-going accounts of the coverage of this case can be found on these two websites: http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/02/09/publisher-hits-new-low-suing-librarian-for-criticizing-their-books/  or https://pinboard.in/u:jbfink/t:mcmaster+emp

Unprecedented $3 million dollar lawsuit filed against McMaster librarian for blogpost 11

It’s rare to be sued for expressing your opinion on a blog but that’s exactly what seems to be happening to a librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. In fact,librarians in both Canada and the US took to social media yesterday to discuss the rumour that Edwin Mellen Press <http://mellenpress.com/> with offices in the(…)

Three New Members to CAPAL Steering Committee with Special Expertise! 0

We are fortunate to welcome three new librarians to our steering committee after our CAPAL membership meeting on Jan. 31, 2013: Dr. Kathryn Rose from Memorial University in Newfoundland; Rev. Douglas J. Fox, B.A., MDiv., Th.M, M.L.S, a systems librarian at Victoria University in the University of Toronto; Juliya Borie, University of Toronto, who is(…)

Global Interest in CAPAL – Since Dec. 19, 2012 to Feb. 4, 2013 – 7500 views 2

The following map charts the location of viewers to the CAPAL website from around the world and the number of visits:

Update on January 31, 2013 CAPAL Membership Meeting at OISE, Toronto 0

Dear CAPAL members, We had a constructive meeting on January 31, which began with an open forum (45 min) followed by a membership update, despite conflicts with sessions at the Super OLA Conference and the wintery blast that swept into Toronto on that day. After an initial welcome and a brief update on the origins(…)