Check this advertisement out! I have to say that I am feeling very chuffed. Who knew that an event our group organised would have an advertisement like this! Many thanks go to Sally Wood of EAHIL.
I was notified of this by a post in one of my LinkedIn groups. Terry Deary is attacking public libraries and saying that they are not useful to society anymore. Mostly because they are undercutting the bookselling industry and his own earnings. His main assertion is elitist in that he assumes there isn’t an improvished class. There is and denying adults access to computers, books and other self-improvement tools is cruel and unusual punishment. Deary is still making money from this group of people though, who are probably borrowing his books from their local library, so what is his problem? http://m.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/13/libraries-horrible-histories-terry-deary
… by two publishing companies. Dale Askey wrote professional criticisms of Edwin Mellen Press while working as a librarian in the US. He now works in Canada and is being sued in that country. But will this case proceed or be thrown out? Jeffery Beale, who has authored a list of predatory publishers out to take advantage of acaedmics desperate to publish, is being sued by a Canadian group who are on the list. Beale has been asked (read ordered) by the group to remove their name. I’ve seen Beale’s list and agree with many of his inclusions. The publish or perish tenure track system is encouraging these types of publishers. http://chronicle.com/article/Librarians-Rally-Behind/137329/