In celebration of Open Access Week, the Scholarly Communications Committee is screening “Paywall: The Business of Open Scholarship” at the library. The documentary “questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google.”
When: Friday, October 26 2018, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Where: Library 314
Anyone interested in open access publishing is welcome! Bring lunch and questions or ideas about the future of academic publishing.
For more information about the film, visit https://paywallthemovie.com/paywall, where, in true open access form, it is available to watch in full if you cannot make it to the screening.
For more information about Open Access Week and events happening all around the world, visit http://www.openaccessweek.org/events
We hope to see you there!