8 August 2018

You will have been reading about the work national and international library organisations are undertaking to report against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Several issues of the CAUL newsletter have featured updates on the work of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in this space.  So you may ask – what are the goals and why are they important?

1 August 2018

Work continues on the projects within the CAUL Fair, Affordable and Open Access to Knowledge Program.  This post provides an update on the current status of the four projects as of June 2018. Any questions can be directed to Jill Benn (UWA) the Program Director.

Response to the New Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation issues paper

1 August 2018
4 July 2018

Expressions of interest for presentations are called for the CAUL Research Repositories Community Days to be held in Melbourne on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October 2018.

4 July 2018

The first of three projects lunched under CAUL's Digital Dexterity - the new skills for learning and research excellence Program is well underway, with the second project due to start later in July. This post provides an update on the current status of the three projects as of July 2018.

3 July 2018

CAUL's response to the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Copyright modernisation consultation paper regarding options for important reforms to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). 

2 July 2018

In May 2018 the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training adopted an inquiry in Funding Australia’s Research referred by the Minister for Education and Training.

28 June 2018

CAUL welcomes changes to Australia’s copyright laws introduced by the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 which passed both houses of Parliament on the 27th June 2018. The Bill will extend the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act to the disability, education, library, archive and cultural sectors.

20 June 2018

Four of the five projects launched under CAUL’s Fair, Affordable and Open Access to Knowledge Program have now commenced.  This post provides an update on the current status of the four projects as of June 2018. Any questions can be directed to Jill Benn (UWA) the Program Director.

CAUL website launch
16 June 2018

Welcome to the new CAUL website! Read this article to find out more about the new website and how we are handling the launch.

15 June 2018

In the 2017-18 budget, the Australian Government announced a review of the AQF, which is expected to be completed by mid 2019. The review will ensure that the AQF continues to meet the needs of students, employers, education providers and the wider community. Recently (June 2018) a contextual research review of AQF use has been released.

15 June 2018

On the 14th June 2018 the ARC released the new Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 and the and Guide to Managing Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

8 January 2018

This report presents the results of CAUL's 2017 research publication repositories (RPR) survey.

20 November 2017

Nominations for the 2017 CAUL Achievement Award are open until 27th November.

26 October 2017

In October 2017 the Business Council of Australia (BCA) launched the discussion paper Future Proof: Protecting Australians Through Education and Skills.

17 September 2017

The Australian Government has announced that it will develop a national Digital Economy Strategy.

2017 October 19 Canberra Digital Directions 2017 'The User Experience'.

6 September 2017

Organised by the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia, National Archives of Australia (NAA) and National Library of Australia (NLA)

Connect OER Annual Report, 2016-2017

6 September 2017

"Connect OER is a platform to share and discover information about Open Educational Resources (OER) activities at campuses across North America."  Washington, DC: SPARC. (US)

26 August 2017

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) will undertake this review in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).  The BCAR has released a discussion paper for stakeholder feedback. The BCAR intends to release a draft report in late 2017 and provide a final report to Government in 2018.  We are seeking feedback on the extent to which the current Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of copyright collecting societies in Australia.

25 August 2017

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) will undertake this review in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The BCAR are seeking feedback on the extent to which the current Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of copyright collecting societies in Australia. The BCAR intends to release a draft report in late 2017 and provide a final report to Government in 2018. 

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