Paywall: the Business of Scholarship


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Presenter:  Library Services, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina

Date: Oct 30, 2018

Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Jayshree Mamtora, Research Services Coordinator
T: +61 8 8946 6541
E: jayshree.mamtora@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Blue 5.1.01 (Theater), CDU Casuarina

To mark Open Access Week we are hosting a screening of the movie, Paywall: the Business of Scholarship, with popcorn!

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.

To learn more, join us for a screening of the movie, with popcorn as well as maltesers, followed by Q+A discussion. The movie is about an hour long.