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Paywall Film Virtual Panel Discussion

Image from the Paywall Film

As part of the series, "Film Screen with a Dean," Anne Cooper Moore, dean of J. Murrey Atkins Library, invites you to a virtual panel discussion about academic and open access publishing in response to the documentary, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

This panel event will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary that focuses on the need for open access to research and science. Produced and directed by Jason Schmidt, a professor at Clarkson University, the documentary raises questions regarding 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 and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

Everyone is encouraged to view the movie prior to the virtual discussion. A panel of experts will present issues and themes of this movie and answer your questions about the academic and open access publishing landscape.  

Panelists include: 

  • Will Cross - Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU
  • Rick Tankersley - Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development - UNC Charlotte
  • Kate Dickson - Copyright and Licensing Librarian, UNC Charlotte
  • Nerea Llamas - Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy and Services, UNC Chapel Hill

There is no cost to attend, but please register for the virtual event, which is open to anyone interested.

Add event to your Google Calendar (includes WebEX access information). 

Please contact Liz Siler ( or Jeff McAdams ( ) with questions about the event.