January 20, 2014
Canadian Government's Library Closings May Hurt Research, Academics Say
Mike Deal, Winnipeg Free Press
A sweeping move by the Canadian government to shrink the number of its departmental research libraries is drawing fire from some in academe who fear a loss of data and trained personnel, and damage to the country's ability to carry out research.
The closure of seven regional libraries in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the quiet elimination of more than two dozen libraries in other departments, might otherwise have passed largely unnoticed, given the modest cost