Open access week 2021

11/10/2021 - 12:20pm

How does open access promote equity and address global challenges? How are you accessing open scholarly content?

More and more tools are available to help you find open access content but do they all do the same thing? When and why would you use them?

During the global Open access week (25-31 October), UNSW Library will host an online Library Bytes! session 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. You can also follow related stories using the hashtag #OpenAccessWeek2021.

Open Access Week events

The theme for Open access week 2021 is "It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity".

Open Access Australasia has planned a festival of stimulating panels and topical presentations for OA week 2021 in keeping with the theme of Building Structural Equity.

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

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 session will run online on:

  • Tuesday 26 October 6.00-7.00pm

Register now

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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