This page provides a list of CAUL Communities of Practice and other groups. Many of these have an associated email list, information about joining a community of practice email list can be found here.

Digital Literacies ANZ

The Digital Literacies ANZ Community of Practice often hold webinars every couple of months.

CAUL / CONZUL Value & Impact

In May 2017 the CAUL / CONZUL Value & Impact Community of Practice (V&ICoP) was formed under the auspices of the CAUL Quality & Assessment Advisory Committee. The purpose of the V&ICoP is to promote good practice and build common capability in planning, performance, evaluation, and measurement across a range of library activity.

The group meets via Zoom every 6 weeks for 1.5 hours with a rotating chair using an agenda determined by the members, who are practitioners with a quality / standards / analytics /communications or marketing role.

Current members welcome new practitioners to join the CoP by completing the online registration form.

Publishing in University Libraries

CLPAC (CAUL Library Publishing Advisory Committee) was reverted to a Community of Practice in late 2016.

Institutional Repositories

Following discussions with the Department of Innovation (DIISR) the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Executive, and the ARROW Management Committee, CAUL established the CAUL Australian Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS), to provide support for all institutional repositories in Australian universities, regardless of the software being used.

CAIRSS was initially funded by the residue of the ARROW funds plus the annual Australasian Digital Theses Program (ADT) contribution and the service commenced on March 16, 2009. In 2010, CAUL & CONZUL members agreed to continue its support through to the end of 2012 and the name was formally changed to "Australasian" in April, 2011 in recognition of CONZUL’s support. In September 2012, CAUL decided to normalise CAIRSS functions within the CAUL committee structure, and the program formally ceased at the end of 2012. Some of the functions and activities have been transferred to CRAC.

ADT (Australian Digital Thesis Program)

The Australasian Digital Theses Program ceased operation in March 2011. Each participating university hosts their own digital theses and house their own print and other non-digital theses.Content from the program is accessible from the National Library of Australia’s Trove service. An information page provides links to theses-specific searches via Trove.

Open Scholarship (COSIAC)

(CAUL Open Scholarship Initiative Advisory Committee) was established in 2010 to assist the CAUL Membership to promote the benefits of open scholarship. CAUL decided to normalise COSIAC functions within the CAUL committee structure, and the program formally ceased at the end of 2012. Some of the functions and activities were transferred to CRAC.

Author Harry Rolf
Last modified 11 February 2019