The theme for this year’s International Open Access Week is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”
This year’s theme intentionally aligns with the recently released UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, of which Open Access is a crucial component. Circulated in draft form following discussion by representatives of UNESCO’s 193 member countries, the Recommendation powerfully articulates and centers the importance of equity in pursuing a future for scholarship that is open by default.
From the library we offer access to more than eight million documents in open access, which are increasing every day, aligned with our aims in Sustainable Development Goals, especially linked in this case to Goal 4, “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
We invite you to have a look at Rebiun initiatives in open access, as well as visualize the video with the central act of the International Open Access Week 2021 with the online conference “Towards a new generation of repositories” by Dra. Tránsito Ferreras (University of Salamanca).