"Scientists are calling it “libricide.” Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] libraries were closed by autumn 2013, ostensibly to digitize the materials and reduce costs. But sources told the independent Tyee in December that a fraction of the 600,000-volume collection had been digitized. And, a secret federal document notes that a paltry $443,000 a year will be saved. The massacre was done quickly, with no record keeping and no attempt to preserve the material in universities. Scientists said precious collections were consigned to dumpsters, were burned or went to landfills."
Things are not okay in Canada. What aren’t more people talking about this? ”Scientists said precious collections were consigned to dumpsters, were burned or went to landfills." The destroyed multiple generations of research! From internationally recognised institutions! They fucking burned it!
They didn’t let anyone try to preserve the materials! They wanted it to be gone. This isn’t some accidental loss. They went in and burned the research, because it doesn’t fit with their goals for people to be able to know anything.. “Hundreds of years of carefully compiled research into aquatic systems, fish stocks and fisheries from the 1800s and early 1900s went into the bin or up in smoke.”