New Information about the closure of major science research libraries in Canada… 2

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:

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“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.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/capt-trevor-greene/science-cuts-canada_b_4534729.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

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”

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/m/episodes/2013-2014/the-silence-of-the-labs

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