Event Title

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Film Screening)

Location

Musselman Library, Room 18 (Ground Floor)

Event Website

https://paywallthemovie.com/paywall

Start Date

10-25-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

10-25-2018 1:00 PM

Description

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which 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. Staying true to the open access model: it is free to stream and download, for private or public use, and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial or political background will have access.

Comments

This event is open to the entire campus community. Pizza will be available first come, first serve.

If you cannot attend our screening, you can also watch the film at the following link: https://paywallthemovie.com/

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Oct 25th, 12:00 PM Oct 25th, 1:00 PM

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Film Screening)

Musselman Library, Room 18 (Ground Floor)

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which 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. Staying true to the open access model: it is free to stream and download, for private or public use, and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial or political background will have access.

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