Event Details

  • Paywall: the Business of Scholarship, Movie Viewing and Discussion
  • Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 1:00PM - 4:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Open Access Week
  • Location: Other 1 - See Event Description
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  • Description: Join UBC Library for a viewing of a recently released documentary on the business of academic publishing. According to the film’s creators, “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.” The film runs 1 Hour and 5 mins and will leave time for discussion afterwards for those who are interested..

    Room Location: Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

  • Facilitator(s): Stephanie Savage

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