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Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (Open Access Week 2018)

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Basement, Melbourne School of Design

University of Melbourne

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Join us for a screening of the new documentary film, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by a panel discussion, to celebrate Open Access Week 2018. Popcorn and choctops provided.


About the film:

Featuring interviews with representatives from The Royal Society, Springer Nature, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wikipedia, Creative Commons, Sci-Hub and researchers from around the world, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year for-profit academic publishing industry and demonstrates a clear need for increased access to research and knowledge.


Panel members include:

  • Professor Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)

  • Sarah Blatchford, Regional Director, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and member of Board of Directors, Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)

  • Associate Professor Fiona Fidler, ARC Future Fellow, Ambassador for the Centre for Open Science (COS), and University of Melbourne researcher working in the areas of reproducibility, transparency and open science

  • Professor Syun Tutiya, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), Japan


Please contact Jenny McKnight, Research Consultant (Open Access) for enquiries about this event.

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