Event Title

Documentary Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Presenter Information

University Libraries

Location

Cook Library 123

Start Date

16-10-2019 12:00 PM

Description

Join us for a screening of the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a documentary produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, Associate Professor and Chair of Communication and Media at Clarkson University.

According to the film’s website: “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship 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.”

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Oct 16th, 12:00 PM

Documentary Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Cook Library 123

Join us for a screening of the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a documentary produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, Associate Professor and Chair of Communication and Media at Clarkson University.

According to the film’s website: “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship 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.”