Tag Archives: CAUL

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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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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Joint AOASG and CAUL statement on the Importance of Open Scholarship

(29th November 2018)  The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) are delighted to see that the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training committee’s report into Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research recognises the importance of open scholarship and the need for a strategic approach to it. Importantly, […]


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All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]


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IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

(13 February 2017) IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted […]


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Library data & text mining

(9 April 2016)  CAUL’s Quality & Assessment Advisory Committee (CQAAC) has compiled a list of resources on libraries and data mining. Definitions and examples of practice are drawn from the US, Canada, Australia (universities in particular) and others.  A list of references point you in the direction of source material and current practice. A lot […]


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Major research library organisations meet to discuss international collaboration

(24 March 2016) The first joint meeting of five of the world’s most prominent academic and research library organisations took place at the British Library in London on Tuesday 8 March, ahead of the Research Libraries UK Conference. The meeting gathered together the elected leaders and executive directors of the following organisations: ARL        Association […]


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CAUL / ASA Fellowship 2015 – Call for Applications

(10 July 2015) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authorrs (ASA) are pleased to announce that  applications for the 2015 CAUL / ASA fellowship are now open. The fellowship has been made possible by a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.  The fellowship  provides $15,000 in non salary funding, […]


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Monash team wins the 2014 CAUL Achievement Award

(21 March 2015) The 2014 award recognises “a significant change to professional practice and institutional approaches for developing students’ research skills within curricula at Monash University and beyond, initiated by the exceptional leadership of the Research and Learning team of Lyn Torres (Information Research Skills Manager) and Leanne McCann (Learning Skills Manager), leaders of the […]


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CAUL / ASA Fellowship 2015- information for applicants

(18 March 2015) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) are accepting applications for 2015CAUL and ASA Fellowships. The Fellowships have been made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. CAUL and the ASA expect to award one fellowship with a value of up to $15,000 in 2015.  The […]


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Librarians question latest version of Adobe Digital Editions

(8 October 2014)  Galen Charlton in his Meta Interchange blog has written that “It came to light on Monday that the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions is sending metadata on eBooks that are read through the application to an Adobe server — in clear text.” He says that “by sending the information in the […]


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CAUL and ASA fellowships 2014

(8 May 2014) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) have announced 2014 CAUL and ASA Fellowships. The Fellowships have been made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. CAUL and the ASA expect to award one fellowship with a value of up to AUD10,000 in 2014.  In subsequent […]


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CAUL’s review of 2013

(4 April 2014) CAUL’s annual review covers committees,  the work of CAUL during 2013, collaborations with ALIA,  the Australian Society of Authors and others, policy, fellowships, planning and hot topics. The review is here. A list of publishers and suppliers to CAUL and its members with links direct  to the publishers’ websites are here.


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CAUL Strategic Plan 2013-2015

(21 February 2014)  The CAUL Mission is to support its members in the achievement of their objectives, especially the provision of access to, and training in the use of, scholarly information, leadership in the management of information and contribution to the university experience. In pursuit of this mission The Council of Australian University Librarians develops […]


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Library data and text mining resources

(10 January 2014) CAUL  has published a list of resources  describing  projects, publications and  websites on library data and text mining. Peruse it here. If the value and impact of  university libraries is more your thing, there’s a list for that too describing conferences, projects, publications, websites and websites. Click here to view.


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