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Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2020

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 

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 - 19 Oct Tues - 20 Oct Wed - 21 Oct Thurs - 22 Oct Fri - 23 Oct Sat - 24 Oct Sun - 25 Oct

The Cost of Closed Research

Every year, Australian university libraries spend vast sums on publicly funded research locked behind publisher paywalls. 

Click the image above to learn more about this process, and see what it looks like in real world "jelly bean" terms (1 jelly bean = $250,000). 

Bonus Open Access Resources

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.

AOASG Webinars and Workshops 
Daily webinars and workshops of Open Access Week.

Ask Us 
Have an Open Access question? Ask us!


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

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