"Paywall: The Business of Scholarship" is a documentary focusing 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, & looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies such as Apple, Facebook, & Google.
Members of the university community are welcome to attend one of the three screenings of the movie, “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship”. This 65-minute documentary explores the benefit of open access in research and science and analyzes the ethics of the academic publishing industry. The movie will be screened in the Criss Library Theater (Room 225) on Friday, October 25 at 11 A.M., 12:30 P.M., and 2 P.M. Sign-up for your preferred slot here, though walk-ins are welcome.
Staying true to the open access model, the film is free and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial, or political background will have access.
The film is part of UNO Libraries’ Open Access Week celebrations.
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