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  COPPUL Statement on Edwin Mellen Press lawsuits

February 19, 2013

The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries strongly supports the positions taken by the Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Library Association in urging the Edwin Mellen Press to drop its lawsuits against librarian Dale Askey and McMaster University.

Together with many of its peer organizations in Canada and the United States, COPPUL regards these lawsuits as an affront to academic freedom and a significant threat to the professional contributions that librarians make to the academy through their critical evaluation of information.

Canadian Library Association Position
Joint statement from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries


For more information, contact:
Gwen Bird, Executive Director
execdir@coppul.ca

Page updated: February 19, 2013


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