Open Access Week Events: 10/22 and 10/24

Join the Holy Cross Libraries for two films, in celebration of Open Access Week.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM in the Dinand Browsing Room, there will be a showing of the documentary film, “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.” This film addresses concerns about the costs associated with for-profit scholarly publishing.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6 PM in Seelos Theater, there will be a screening of the documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” as part of International Open Access Week. This film tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who helped develop the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. However, it was his work in social justice and political organizing, and his aggressive approach to information access, that ensnared him in a 2-year legal battle with the Federal government. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.

These events are free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at, or 508-793-2767.

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