Join us in the Media Library for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
This 65 minute documentary focuses on the need for open access to research and science, 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.
This screening will be followed by an optional discussion with members of the Libraries Scholarly Communication Office.
This event is in recognition of International Open Access Week, and it is “open” to anyone!
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