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Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week is a worldwide event focusing on providing “an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation.” - Open Access Week

Open Access means: "Making all scholarly outputs freely available via the Internet, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any lawful purpose, without financial, legal or technical barriers." Australasian Open Access Strategy Group

Visit the Academy Library to enter our Open Access Week jelly bean competition! The number of jelly beans in the jar represents the amount that Australian university libraries spent on journal subscriptions in 2018. Guess the correct number of jelly beans to win Open Access Week prizes (and the jelly beans)! Winner will be selected at 4.30pm on 25 October 2019.

Hint: 1 jelly bean = $250,000

About Open Access Resources
Open access tools and databases.

Open Access at UNSW 
Learn how UNSW supports and promotes open access.

​Paywall: the Business of Scholarship [documentary]
Free film about open access.

7 Days, 7 Open Access Tools

For Open Access Week we're bringing you seven Open Access tools and resources -- one for each day! 

Mon - 21 Oct Tues - 22 Oct Wed - 23 Oct Thurs - 24 Oct Fri - 25 Oct Sat - 26 Oct Sun - 27 Oct

Jelly bean competition and Open Access calendar adapted from Southern Cross University's fantastic Open Access Week (2018) activities!

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