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Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Meeting Notes

At our March meeting we discussed the recent news about the University of California, as well as academics from Germany and Norway, and their contract negotiations/endings with Elsevier. Also discussed was Springer Nature releasing some of its “subscription articles” through its cooperative agreement with ResearchGate, and other trends with academic publishing and open access.

Those who viewed the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship also shared their reactions to the film and the live follow-up discussion.

Thanks to Clarkson University for the invitation to screen the movie and advance the conversation around open access. For more information about the movie or the team behind it visit

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