Movie Screening: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Posted on: November 27, 2018

THE LIBRARIES will be hosting a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship on Friday, November 30 at noon in Carrier 301. Bring your lunch and join us for this hour-long documentary that 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.

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