This year for Open Education Week the Library is hosting screenings of the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. Paywall investigates the impact of restrictions imposed by the publishing industry on access, or lack thereof, to research. This is an increasingly important issue both for faculty and for students, who often lose access to most of this information once they graduate. The impact on both lifelong learning and the future of research is significant.
Screening dates and locations:
John T. Richardson Library (Lincoln Park)
Monday, March 4 from 3:00-4:30pm in Idea Lab 2 (JTR 207)
Thursday, March 7 from 1:30-3:00pm in Idea Lab 2 (JTR 207)
Loop Campus Library (10th floor of DePaul Center)
Wednesday, March 6 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Collaboratory (DPC 10001)
Faculty and students are encouraged to attend and to participate in a discussion following the viewing of the film.