News Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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CAUL / ASA fellowships for 2015 announced


CAUL and the Australian Society of Authors are pleased to announce the award of two fellowship for 2015.

The first to Dr Michael Davis, Honorary Research Fellow at the Sydney Environment Institute, The University of Sydney, for 'The making of Aboriginal heritage: Leonhard Adam and Anthropology at the University of Melbourne' using the University of Melbourne archives.

The second, for use by Dr Catherine Bell, Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, ACU Gallery Director (VIC) and National Course Director of the Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design Degree at the Australian Catholic University for 'a studio investigation of sculptor Dianne Mayo's role in shaping Brisbane's cultural identity' using the Fryer Library at the University of Queensland.

The fellowship has been made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.  CAUL and the ASA award the fellowship to a creative project which will  showcase university libraries’ special collections by providing artists, authors, scholars and researchers with an opportunity to work on a project that will benefit from concentrated access to at least one of these collections.   For more details  go to CAUL/ASA Fellowship 2015

Monash team wins the 2014 CAUL Achievement Award


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 Monash University Research and Learning Team - see full details in their Nomination

Emerald Expands Access To Business Research Across ANZ Universities


Canberra, Australia, 20 March 2015 - The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is pleased to announce a new agreement for Australian & New Zealand universities with global publisher, Emerald Group Publishing, for 2015-2017.


2016 Robert D. Williamson Award to Mal Booth from University of Technology, Sydney


".... focused on being an advocate for openness and new models of scholarly publishing, and on pushing boundaries in Library design - moving beyond spaces and technology, and seeing the library as connecting people, culture and knowledge."  VALA, 11 February 2016

42 million books available to 1.4m ANZ university students


Australian and New Zealand university students now have access to both countries’ library collections through a ground-breaking borrowing scheme.   ULANZ launched 1 January 2013.

Research Library Organisations Endorse Data Accord


The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) fully endorses the principles outlined in the Science International accord on “Open Data in a Big Data World”. 

Download Research Library Organisations Endorse Data Accord now (244KB Adobe PDF Doc) /content/upload/files/media/iarla2016icsu-data.pdf

Website homepage glitch - workaround


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International Research Library Organisations meet for the first time


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.  Common themes -  diverse disciplinary needs of faculty and research users; research data; intellectual property; the more effective management of scholarly publishing.


Open Letter on Essential Copyright Reforms


CAUL has signed an Open Letter along with 23 other organisations urging the government to table the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill

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