"Earlier this fall, Oxford University Press laid off the Canadian dictionary's entire staff of four, including 'Canada's Word Lady,' editor-in-chief Katherine Barber, citing decreased demand for print dictionaries by 10 to 15 per cent North America-wide. Canadian branch president David Stover says the availability of free online resources like Dictionary.com was the biggest factor in the layoffs, and that 'the economic assumptions the industry has been built on that have endured really for decades now have changed, and we have to change with them.'" - From the Toronto Star's Nicole Baute.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
OUP Canadian dictionary loses its entire staff
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