Open Access Week Event – Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Oct 26

A quick promotion for our upcoming Open Access Week event: a screening of the new documentary film, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by a panel discussion about the film and the future of academic publishing.

A little bit 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. You can learn more about the film here if you’re interested.

The panel (confirmed so far) includes…

  • Professor Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)
  • 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
  • Sarah Blatchford, Regional Director, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and member of Board of Directors, Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)

The important details: