In support of Dale Askey and McMaster University
February 21, 2013
The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) places great value on freedom of expression and the statement of professional opinion within the field of higher education. In this we are in agreement with many other professional library organizations (Canadian Library Association, Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Association of Research Libraries to name but a few) and the Association of Canadian University Presses/ Association Des Presses Universitaires Canadiennes (ACUP/APUC). We believe that a librarian in any of our institutions of higher education must be able to speak openly in his or her professional capacity without fear of intimidation.
Therefore, we urge Edwin Mellen Press to withdraw its suit against Dale Askey and McMaster University and encourage the Press to use a more constructive means to address its reputation.