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Open Access Week

During the week of October 21-27, 2019 we celebrate the International Open Access Week.

Open Access is "a publishing and distribution model that makes scholarly research literature - much of which is funded by taxpayers around the world - freely available to the public online, without restrictions."

Come and join us for one of the screenings of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by a discussion of the issues raised in this one-hour 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." 

When: October 23, 3:00-4:30 pm; or October 24, 3:30-5:00 pm, or October 25, 12:00-1:30 pm

Where: Kendrick Library

Bring your questions and curiosity! Everybody is welcome!