The President of the American Library Association, Maureen Sullivan, released the following press release in response to Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against Dale Askey and McMaster University. As president of the American Library Association, I share the deep concern expressed by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries and the… Read more »
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Oxford Blocks Google Docs This week, the University of Oxford took the extreme action of blocking access to Google Docs, due to security concerns. The block lasted two and a half hours because “the impact on legitimate business was greater than anticipated, in part owing to the tight integration of Google Docs into other Google… Read more »
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) issued a joint statement in support of Dale Askey and McMaster University as the two face a lawsuit from Edwin Mellen Press. The statement reads:
Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuit This week Inside Higher Ed broke the story on Edwin Mellen Press suing a librarian and McMaster University over a blog post. Is this an attack on academic freedom? What questions does it raise for librarians expressing their opinions as professionals? It’s been a developing story all week and one we’ll… Read more »
Is it too early to ask the question? Has the legal action Edwin Mellen Press brought against Dale Askey and McMaster University backfired? From a public relations standpoint, what have been the outcomes of the suit?
Last week, librarians around the world took notice as Edwin Mellen Press sued a librarian and McMaster University for libel, for an opinion the librarian wrote regarding the quality of the press in the context of collection development. You may notice the perception is shared by Google’s search algorithm as well. If you’re a librarian,… Read more »
If you haven’t heard the news, Edwin Mellen Press is suing a librarian from McMaster University over a blog post (since removed), which criticized the quality of materials the press publishes. You can read more at Insider Higher Ed from the article, “Price of a Bad Review.” Furthermore, the original blog post and notice of… Read more »