This week is Open Access Week, and libraries around the world are sharing information with our communities about the economics of scholarly publishing, and movements toward greater access to knowledge. As part of this effort, many are taking the opportunity to hold screenings of a new documentary called Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. We’re doing one at Duke too, and invite you and anyone else you think might be interested to attend. It’s free and open to the public.
The Duke screening will be on the evening of Monday, November 5, from 7:30-9:00pm in the Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center (The Ruby) on Campus Drive across from the Nasher Museum. Following the screening of the approximately 1-hour documentary, we’ll have about 30 minutes of Q&A and audience discussion with a panel of Duke faculty and students, including one (Aria Chernik) who is featured in the film. More details can be found here: https://duke.libcal.com/event/4725427 or https://www.facebook.com/events/244970399533291/
If you haven’t had a chance to visit The Ruby yet, this is a good opportunity to do so, and to learn more about open access and the business of scholarly publishing. Free parking is available across the street in the Duke Gardens lot after 7pm.
This event is co-sponsored by Duke Libraries, the Duke University Science and Society program, the Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST) office in the Medical Center, the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts. It’s the first in a series of events on the theme of “Who Can You Trust?” being organized by The Edge this academic year. Keep an eye on https://library.duke.edu/edge/events for more in this series.