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2 May 2019

Free Film Screening - Paywall: The Movie

If you're at a loose end next Thursday afternoon and have an interest in the contentious world of academic publishing and open access the Library Research Support Team are having a free film showing in the Teaching Room in Graduate House on 9th May between 3pm-4.30pm.

 

Paywall: The Movie - The Business of Scholarship looks at the need for open access to research and science. It questions the rationale behind the billions of pounds that flow into academic publishing houses each year and the high profit margins associated with some academic publishers, in some cases greater than even the most profitable tech companies such as Apple.

 

Free popcorn will be provided. Please let libraryresearchsupport@lboro.ac.uk know if you are coming so we can ensure a plentiful supply!