Tag Archives: Australia

An ode to the public library, the gateway to an educated society

(5 Aug 2019)  From Geoff Gallop’s speech for the Premier’s Book Awards at the State Library of Western Australia, July 26, 2019 – “Libraries attract people — and we know they do — not only because of the information that can be accessed — or advice about how that can be done — but also […]


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UK library loans lag behind US, Australia

(10 Jul 2019) In the UK, library loans are lagging behind other countries, reports the Bookseller. According to new analysis by ex-Waterstones CEO Tim Coates, UK book loans have plummeted year-on-year since 2009–10, falling from 5.7 to 2.8 loans per person. Going further back, in 1996–97 the figure was 8.6 loans per person. In contrast, book loans […]


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Research Data Alliance meet and greet Australia tour

(10 Jul 2019) Are you curious about the Research Data Alliance (RDA)? Interested in learning how you can engage with RDA initiatives? Do you know about Australia’s influence on global data solutionsthrough participation in RDA? Ahead of the first Australian RDA plenary in 2020, the RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are collaborating to present […]


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CAUL is hiring Director

(18 June 2019) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced, forward thinking, action-oriented Executive Director to drive and execute the strategic directions of the Board and to advance CAUL’s purpose and impact. You will provide high level policy and issues analysis, strategic advice and secretariat services to the Board, its subcommittees […]


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It’s time for Australia to commit to the kind of future it wants: CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019

(18 June 2019)  Australia’s future prosperity is at risk unless we take bold action and commit to long-term thinking. This is the key message contained in the Australian National Outlook 2019 (ANO 2019), a report published today by CSIRO and its partners. Read the full story from James Deverell (Director, CSIRO Futures, CSIRO) here.   […]


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World’s largest database uncovers Australia’s secret reading passions

(17 June 2019)  Researchers from the Australian National University’s literature school will launch this week the new Australian Common Reader website, giving a historical snapshot of the nation’s reading habits drawn from what the university says is the world’s largest database of library borrowing records. The records show borrowing habits – not catalogued books – from […]


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Standards Australia partners with Techstreet

(31 May 2019) Standards Australia has entered into a new distribution agreement with Techstreet, a Clarivate Analytics company, to deliver greater access to content supporting innovation, safety and compliance in industries and communities across Australia. Under the new agreement, Techstreet will become an additional distributor of Standard Australia’s content, including Australian Standards® and other technical documents […]


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University of New England hiring Manager, Academic Services and Outreach

(24 May 2019)  The University of New England in Armidale, Australia, is hiring The Manager, Academic Services and Outreach who is responsible for the design and delivery of innovative learning, teaching and research services and programs. The Manager leads and manages a team of librarians to achieve business outcomes aligned with University strategic priorities. Deadline […]


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Joint CAUL-AOASG Election Statement: developing a strategic approach to open scholarship in Australia

Australia needs a national strategy for open scholarship. (14 May 2019) We are at a stalemate in improving access to scholarly research because of the tension between the needs of research institutions, which want to disseminate their research outputs as widely as possible, and commercial publishers, who dominate academic publishing, and who primarily serve the […]


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Library stink: smell of durian prompts evacuation at University of Canberra

(13 May 2019)  Fire and rescue teams in Australia remove rogue fruit in a sealed bag after it was left near an air vent. A piece of fruit prompted the evacuation of an Australian university library last week. On Friday afternoon fire and rescue teams in the Australian Capital Territory responded to calls of “a strong […]


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QUT is hiring University Librarian

(8 May 2019)  Queensland University of Technology is hiring University Librarian. The University Librarian is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the QUT Library in support of the university’s overarching research, learning and teaching priorities. The position guides and leads the strategic direction of the Library to ensure relevance and alignment to overall […]


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Australia releases first results of impact and engagement audit

(28 Mar 2019)  The first national assessment of Australian universities’ research impact and engagement activities has presented a mixed view of sector performance, and triggered further questions about the value of the exercise. The Engagement and Impact Assessment aimed to measure the impact that Australian university research had on everyday lives, industry and public services, […]


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State Library of Western Australia and Rio Tinto recognised for improving literacy

(22 March 2019) Last night (March 21), Rio Tinto and the State Library of Western Australia were awarded the Hawaiian Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award at the Australian Institute of Management WA Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards are one of Western Australia’s most reputable business awards. The award includes leadership and management training to the […]


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Tony Abbott amazed to discover street library, tells everyone about it

(22 March 2019)  Former prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has stumbled on a “wonderful thing” while door-knocking in the Sydney surfing suburb of Dee Why, and he wants everyone to know about it. As he made his way from one house to the next, speaking to voters along sleepy Tango Avenue this week, Mr […]


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CQUniversity hiring Manager – Library Information & Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  CQUniversity Library has created a new position to lead the development of information and research services that support of our vision for a truly Digital Library. The CQUniversity Digital Library agenda sets the framework for an ‘online-first’ approach to service delivery, student support, and access to library resources. You will be responsible for […]


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