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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

#ulcon13 Was Pretty Awesome!

Hi, librarians!  I went to the  Urban Librarians Conference on Friday!  It was awesome!  And not just because I took a day off work to attend!  I hope there are … Continue reading

April 8, 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

Reference Desk

We present to you the reference desk.   Ask questions  — anonymously, if you’d like — and we’ll try to answer them. Note (6/28/2016) – we have heard reports that this … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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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