Communities of Practice

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.

CAUL Digital Dexterity Community of Practice

The Digital Dexterity Community of practice was established in 2019. To join the community sign up to the Digital Dexterity mailing list at 

CAUL Library Value & Impact Community of Practice

The CAUL / CONZUL Value & Impact Community of Practice (V&ICoP) was formed in 2017 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.

CAUL Research Support & Repositories Community of Practice

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.

CAUL Statistics Community (visit page)

CAUL Content Community (visit page)

Author Harry Rolf
Last modified 2 July 2020