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Open Education Week 2019

Celebrate Open Education Week!

Date: March 7, 2019 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Time: 90 minutes
Location: Coquitlam Library Classroom (B1307) / New Westminster Quiet Study Room (N2100B)

 

This year Open Douglas and the Library are celebrating Open Education Week by hosting a screening of the documentary film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

The film is also available to stream for free.

We chose this documentary because it:

  • 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
  • looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship was produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, Clarkson University, NY

 

We hope you'll join us - there will be popcorn!

 

 

Last Updated: 2019-05-24 4:00:12 PM