Update: if you missed the screening, you can watch or download Paywall from https://paywallthemovie.com/

To mark Open Access Week 2018 the Library will be screening the controversial, hot off the press, documentary PAYWALL on Wednesday 24th October 12:30-13:35.

RSVPs are essential – free tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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.

Bring your lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

The documentary runs for 65mins but feel free to stay and chat about the issues raised around academic publishing and open access.


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