Events

Screening of "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship" at the Library
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

Portland State University Library Presents

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Monday, 22 October, 4-5:30 PM
Millar Library, Room 170

Join your library colleagues for a screening of “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.” Portland State University Library spends millions of dollars each year purchasing scholarship both needed by and produced by faculty and students from Portland State University. Come learn more about the business of scholarship and the costs involved with the current practices of scholarly dissemination.

From the director and producers of this documentary:

“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.”

Light refreshments will be served during the screening.