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Tag Archives: Academic Freedom

To Do: Digital Rights in Libraries

[Hi, pirates. The following is a press release from our dear comrade Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project. If you are going to ALA, or live near the Bay … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Librarians and Lawsuits – From Persecution to Prosecution, the tale of Edwin Mellen Press

If you were wondering whether Edwin Mellen Press’s lawsuit against librarian Dale Askey (which is still going forward) and its threats of legal action against the Scholarly Kitchen were bizarre … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Elephant Not in the Room – Republicans, Academia and the Illusion of a Debate

In the midst of many a mild-mannered American city stand imposing castle walls constructed around ivory towers. Patrolling the parapets are legions of liberal professors armored in sweater vests and … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Librarians and Lawsuits – Edwin Mellen Press Threatens to Sue Another Librarian

Imagine for a moment that you are a publisher of academic books. In such a situation it would be likely that your primary market would be libraries, particularly academic libraries. … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Librarians and Lawsuits [update] – Dale Askey

Legal update time! [This is an update to my post: Libel and Libraians and Lawsuits (Oh my)!] Begin recap: librarian Dale Askey is being sued by Edwin Mellen Press for … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Libel and Librarians and Lawsuits (Oh my)!

What is the line between voicing a professional opinion and libel? This is a matter that one unlucky librarian is currently learning quite a bit about. To summarize the story: … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

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