Open Access week 2020

09/10/2020 - 6:58pm

How are we accessing open scholarly content? What is FAIR?

More tools are being introduced to help you find open access content as the movement grows, but do they all do the same thing? When and why would you use them?

During the global Open access week (19-25 October), UNSW Library will be running two online events that will discuss what open access is and what tools you can use at UNSW and beyond to find and ethically access open scholarly content.

Open access promotes equity in access to research by reducing financial, technological, and legal barriers.

Learn more about some of the events happening this week below. You can also follow related stories using the hashtag #OAWeek.

Open access week events

The theme for Open access Week 2020 is "Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion".

There has never been a more important time for high quality information to be available to all without barriers.

The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group have developed a series of online events for Open access Week across Australia and New Zealand with a timetable of stimulating guest speakers and workshops each day from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October (12pm - 1pm AEDT).

For more information on the online events and to register to attend go to

Find out more and see what discussions are happening worldwide for International Open Access Week.

Access the Open: an ethical approach to finding scholarly content

Have you ever been frustrated by a paywall?

Join Academic Librarians in a discussion about Open Access, FAIR and the tools you can use to ethically find open scholarly content.

The sessions will run online on:

  • Tuesday 20 October 1:30pm - 2pm
  • Wednesday 21 October 5pm - 5:30pm

Register now

Help shape the conversation by adding your Open Access questions to the

Open access week at the Academy Library

Visit the Open access subject guide to view an online calendar of seven fantastic open access tools and resources (one for each day of Open Access Week) and to learn about open access and how the Library can assist you.

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