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:


“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”