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Closure of Canadian science libraries
It has been reported that some materials from closed Canadian science libraries would be digitized upon request.
- The Tyee – What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries?—The Tyee (December 23, 2013)
- Fisheries and Oceans library closings called loss to science - Politics - CBC News—CBC.ca (January 6, 2014)
- “Libricide”: Harper government closing and junking environmental libraries | Climate Science Watch—Climate Science Watch (December 27, 2013)
- And it has also been reported (in those same articles) that since that (false) promise, they have been dumped in landfills, burned, or taken by private research companies. Sure, would have been nice to get them all into WikiSource, but when the country's major university and public libraries weren't even asked if they'd like them, it's pie-in-the-sky if you're suggesting that they be brought into Wikipedia. They're already gone, poof; into the dump, turned to ashes, or coopted by companies who were given the tip-off that they could be gotten for nothing and are now out of public reach. Including Wikipedia's. Your point in posting this was...??Skookum1 (talk) 21:17, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
- PS, I raised this for inclusion in the respective article at Talk:Environmental policy of the Harper government but I do not keep that watchlisted so am not sure who has added anything, if anything, so far. Since you have posted this on three different WikiProjects, might I suggest that any further discussion take place at that one spot?Skookum1 (talk) 21:22, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Archived some threads
Ran into List of database subscriptions provided by US public libraries when working on maintenance tasks. Can someone take a look and see if this article is one to keep? merge? Thanks! --Tbennert (talk) 05:02, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
- The person who created that list, User:Jpom seems to have gone fairly inactive since November 2012. It's kind of useless as is since the status of such databases is constantly changing. I'd say it should go to AfD. -- kosboot (talk) 14:25, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi, my name is User:Rauckstar. I'm involved in a graduate level class exploring the ways of Wikipedia and writing an article, Trends in Young Adult Library Services. Looking forward to learning and becoming an active member of the Wikipedia community. --Rauckstar (talk) 19:28, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
AfC submission - 09/04
Is this organisation notable? Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Theatre Library Association. Regards, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:13, 9 April 2014 (UTC)