Join us for popcorn as we screen Paywall, followed by a facilitated discussion with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Melissa Rothfus.
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.
This film screening is co-presented by the Dalhousie Libraries and the School of Information Management as part of the IM Public Lecture series. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/IMPublicLectures
Thursday, October 25/12–1:30 p.m.
Room 5053, Rowe Building
6100 University Avenue