Paywall film screening

The Digital Publishing in the Humanities Initiative, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Emory Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Office, and Emory Universities Allied for Essential Medicines are hosting a film-screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by a discussion panel on the film. The screening and panel will take place on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Jones Room, 3rd floor Woodruff Library at Emory University. (Popcorn bar & drinks provided.)

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary that 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.

The post-film discussion panelists will be:

  • Michael A. Elliott, Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lisa Macklin, Director, Emory Libraries Research, Engagement & Scholarly Communications Office
  • Edward T. Morgan, Professor, Emory University of Medicine, Pharmacology Department
  • Deboleena Roy, Chair, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
  • Moderator: Jonathan Basile, Ph.D. Student, Comparative Literature

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