Never Put Salt in Your Eyes and the 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.



Boycott Begins as Librarians Unite Against Edwin Mellen Press

Ruined Books

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:


Price of a Bad 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…


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