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Screening of "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"

18 Oct 2018 - 10:30

Open Access Week - Paywall: The Business of ScholarshipMissed our screening of Paywall: the Business of Scholarship? Watch it online now or Click here for a free download.

Please join us as we continue celebrating Open Access Week with the screening of the documentary "Paywall: the Business of Scholarship"  on Thursday 25 October 2018 in Hlanganani Junction from 13h00 - 14h00.

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. Produced and directed by Jason Schmidt, a professor at Clarkson University, the documentary raises questions regarding 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.

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