"Paywall - The Business of Scholarship" live-screening, Dec 14
Including a panel discussion with the director of the movie, Jason Schmitt
We are happy to announce that a collaboration of ZPID, LMU OSC, and LMU University Library will present the movie "Paywall - The Business of Scholarship" in Munich.
The movie is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. It 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 publishers, and looks at the factors impeding global academic innovation.
We will live-screen the movie, and have a subsequent panel discussion, featuring the following panelists:
- Prof. Jason Schmitt (Director and producer of the movie; Clarkson University, USA)
- Prof. Michael Bosnjak (Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, ZPID, Trier)
- Volker Schallehn (Head of Open Access Publishing, University Library, LMU)
- Prof. Nikolaus Plesnila (LMU Open Science Center; University Hospital of Munich)
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaHlcwyn2Jk&feature=youtu.be
The event will take place on Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 14:30 to 16:30 in Lecture Hall M 018, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, LMU Munich.
Claim your (free!) ticket here: http://www.leibniz-psychology.org/paywall/