Film screening: ‘Paywall: The Business of Scholarship’
Wednesday, October 23, 2019,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
As part of Open Access Week activities at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, the film “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship,” will be shown. “Paywall” is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. The film 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 such as Apple, Facebook and Google.