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Screening: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

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Screening: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Time: October 25, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm
Country: United States of America
Street: 6025 Baker
City/Town: Hanover
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Event Type: film
Organized By: Madeline Miller and Jen Green
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2018

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Join us for a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (description below). The screening will include free pizza and be followed by a Q and A with the documentary's producer/director, Jason Schmitt.

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. 

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