Has Edwin Mellen Press set a trend? On the heels of Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against librarian, Dale Askey, now OMICS Publishing Group, based in India, is threatening to sue Jeffrey Beall a metadata librarian at… Read More »Another Publisher Wants to Sue Librarians
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You know you’ve made it when people start copying and parodying you. The question is: who should be flattered, the person or people behind @FakeElsevier or Edwin Mellen Press? Maybe, just maybe, creating a fake… Read More »Edwin Mellen Press Twitter Parody Account
This document is floating around lots of places online, but the one I’d linked to is no longer live. If you are curious about what started this whole Mellendrama (wonderfully coined by Andy) read below.… Read More »Copy of Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuit and Original Blog Post “Curious Case of Edwin Mellen Press”
The Society for Scholarly Publishing removed two blog posts and associated comments after receiving letters threatening a lawsuit from Edwin Mellen Press. Additional comments about the blogpost removal can be read at the Chronicle’s Wired Campus.
Besides the blogpost removals, it seems that Edwin Mellen Press is making a digital land grab on Dale Askey domains as reported on the Digital Shift. A list of even more domains that EMP owns and, which relate to theMcMaster-Mellen Controversy, are linked off the blog post: Fresh (Possibly Bizarre) Activity in Mellen Press vs Dale Askey lawsuit situation.
More librarians are publicly voicing their support for librarian, Dale Askey and urging EMP to drop its final lawsuit. The latest group is from George Washington University. Do you care about libraries and academic freedom?… Read More »More Librarians Urge EMP to End Lawsuit
It was only a matter of time. Librarians who belong to the Ryerson Faculty Association have begun to boycott EMP and will not purchase any more titles until the press drops the lawsuit against Dale Askey.
While the fervor of Edwin Mellen Press’ lawsuit against librarian, Dale Askey has waned since EMP dropped the joint lawsuit against Askey and McMaster University, there is still the ongoing lawsuit pending against Askey. In response, the Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries have issued a joint statement asking EMP to drop the the final lawsuit. The statement reads:
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South by Southwest Edu (SXSWedu) is in full swing. Expect a spate of blogposts with the words “launch,” “game-changer,” “dynamic,” “app,” “tablet,” and “future” to burst forth on the web. You can follow along on Twitter and play bingo on your own.
Yesterday, there was an announcement that Edwin Mellen Press had dropped the lawsuit against McMaster University and Associate University Librarian, Dale Askey. While it is true that EMP has dropped one lawsuit, it still has… Read More »Contact Edwin Mellen Press to Drop Second Lawsuit
[Update: 3/5/2013] Edwin Mellen Press still has one lawsuit pending against librarian, Dale Askey. The Canadian Broadcasting Company reports that Edwin Mellen Press has dropped the lawsuit against McMaster University and Associate University Librarian, Dale… Read More »Price of a Bad Lawsuit