New Information about the closure of major science research libraries in Canada…


For what has been financially gained, the loss is scandalous. See the report in the Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2014  entitled, “How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre” which states:


“Scientists are calling it “libricide.” Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] libraries were closed by autumn 2013, ostensibly to digitize the materials and reduce costs. But sources told the independent Tyee in December that a fraction of the 600,000-volume collection had been digitized. And, a secret federal document notes that a paltry $443,000 a year will be saved.”

There is more encouraging news. Share with colleagues and politicians. The CBC Fifth Estate is airing a special about this situation on January 10, 2014 entitled, “Silence of the Labs”



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