Open access — the movie
farleyas's bookmarks 2018-09-04
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Director: Jason Schmitt Open Society Foundations (2018)
Billed as a documentary, Paywall would be more accurately described as an advocacy film. Its intention seems to be to persuade viewers that the paywalls that restrict access to journal content online are an unnecessary hangover from the print era, and now serve only to perpetuate the excessive profits that legacy publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley and Springer Nature make from the public purse.