Sunday, 16 September 2012
The CAUL strategic plan emphasises collaborative activities which will contribute to the achievement of key objectives including:
- optimising student learning outcomes;
- maximising the potential of libraries to contribute to graduate attributes;
- maximising the information resources available to researchers, and the facilitation of their access;
- promoting continuous improvement in university libraries, and
- advocating effective policies and an appropriate legal and regulatory environment.
CAUL and its members are currently engaged in a range of major activities:
the CAIRSS (CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service), which effectively superseded the Australian Digital Theses program;
contribution to the enhancement of open scholarship through COSI and SPARC;
University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand: the borrowing scheme for Australian and New Zealand university students and staff;
cooperative provision, since 1992, of access to electronic journals & databases through the CEIRC program;
determination of performance indicators for academic libraries;
contribution to national government inquiries relevant to the future of universities and their libraries;
liaison with major international and national organisations, eg. CONZUL, CAUDIT, ACODE, RCUK, ARL, SCONUL, CARL, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and the National Library of Australia.
contribution to the direction of Australian information infrastructure planning;
collection and publication of Australian & New Zealand university library statistics; and;
current awareness services for members and associates.
See also the strategic plan "year in review", other CAUL publications, Media Releases, CAUL surveys and records of CAUL meetings