SWOSU Libraries Celebrating Open Access Week with Doc Showing

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Libraries are celebrating International Open Access Week on October 22-28.

As part of the celebration, the Al Harris Library on the Weatherford campus is hosting a showing of the documentary, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, this Friday, October 26, at 12 noon in the News Room on the main floor of the library.

The documentary explains what open access publishing is and discusses why it is necessary for researchers to be aware of the business model of publishers seeking to capitalize on one’s research with little to no compensation for their hard work.

Jason Dupree, director of libraries, said faculty, students, researchers and the public are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy the screening.

For more information on the screening, contact Dupree at 580-774-7081 or jason.dupree@swosu.edu.  For an introduction to open access, please visit https://libguides.swosu.edu/open_access.