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Whats Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canadas Science Libraries? – TheTyee.ca – Mobile December 24, 2013

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Whats Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canadas Science Libraries?Scientists reject Harper govt claims vital material is being saved digitally.By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Dec 2013, TheTyee.caShelves in Winnipegs Freshwater Institute library showing, according to the scientist who shared this photo with The Tyee, vital records left in disarray and destined for further destruction.Scientists say the closure of some of the worlds finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital built by Canadian taxpayers for future generations has been lost forever.Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Québec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipegs historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills, say scientists.

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