S5E1 | The Price of Research: Dr. Elaine Westbrooks on Libraries and the Knowledge Economy


None of us in STEM or humanities should ever take libraries for granted! PhDiva Liz Wayne interviews Dr. Elaine Westbrook (Vice Provost of UNC Chapel-Hill Libraries) about the knowledge economy, peer review, and the invisible, exorbitant cost of journals. Scientists pay to have their articles published and then their universities can spend up to $40,000 on a single journal to make that research available to their community. This is an ethical matter of access and inequality on a geopolitical level.

Follow Dr. Elaine L Westbrooks @UNC_Librarian!

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