Canadian libricide: Tories torch and dump centuries of priceless, irreplaceable environmental archives – Boing Boing

Book Burning

Back in 2012, when Canada’s Harper government announced that it would close down national archive sites around the country, they promised that anything that was discarded or sold would be digitized first. But only an insignificant fraction of the archives got scanned, and much of it was simply sent to landfill or burned.

via Canadian libricide: Tories torch and dump centuries of priceless, irreplaceable environmental archives – Boing Boing.