CAUL's new Open Access Agreement with ACM

26 October 2023

Association for Computer Machinery and Council of Australian University Librarians sign agreement to support transition to open access publishing for Australia and New Zealand researchers.

CAUL is delighted to be entering into a truly transformative new Open Access (OA) agreement with ACM.  Commencing in 2024, the agreement enables researchers from affiliated CAUL institutions to publish without incurring individual article processing charges (APCs). This arrangement, facilitated by university libraries, benefits institutions regardless of their publishing volume.  

CAUL and APA new Open Access Agreement

24 October 2023

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and American Psychological Associaton announce a new Open Access agreement commencing in 2024

Council of Australian University Librarians and Open Access Australasia Statement on the American Chemical Society’s new Article Development Charges

9 October 2023

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and Open Access Australasia wish to express our joint concerns over the recent introduction of the Article Development Charge (ADC) model by the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

CAUL Members and others across the Australian scholarly community have expressed many concerns about this development in recent days, which are reflected in this statement.  CAUL urges ACS to reconsider this model, taking into account the broader implications for the academic community, especially those concerning open access, transparency, and equity, and to support broader efforts to ensure authors retain rights – at no cost – over their accepted manuscripts.

Inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence in the Australian education system

25 September 2023

A joint submission from library and information service-related organisations to the Safe and Responsible AI in Australia Discussion Paper.

View the submission (pdf).

Academy of Social Sciences Research Infrastructure Decadal Plan submission

31 August 2023

A joint submission from CAUL, NSLA, ALIA, ASA, and CAARA on the Academy of Social Sciences Decadal Plan for Social Science Research Infrastructure 2023-32

View the submission (pdf)

CAUL Response to the Consultation for Sexual Harm Good Practice Note

13 July 2023

CAUL Response to the Universities Accord Discussion Paper

11 April 2023

CAUL is hiring – Director, Strategy & Analytics (maternity cover) and Engagement & Administration Officer (maternity cover)

24 March 2023

With the impending maternity leave of two National Office staff members, CAUL is recruiting for the roles of Director, Strategy & Analytics and Engagement & Administration Officer. If you are inspired to work broadly across the sector with a highly collaborative team and enjoy roles that offer variety and flexibility in a fast paced environment, consider bringing your enthusiasm and experience to CAUL.

CAUL National Office operates as a virtual office. Work from anywhere in Australia.

Job Advertisement, Position Description and Instructions for applying below:

Nine more institutions to join The Company of Biologists’ Read & Publish Open Access agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians in 2023

14 December 2022

SAGE Publishing and Council of Australian University Librarians reach new “Read and Publish” agreement

12 December 2022
15 November 2022

Three-year transformative agreement is the largest of its kind across the Australasian region

CAUL Welcomes the NHMRC revised Open Access policy

21 September 2022

CAUL is hiring – Executive Director

25 July 2022

With the impending retirement of the current Executive Director later this year, CAUL is recruiting a new Executive Director to lead the National Office into the future. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of CAUL and is responsible for operations, engagement, advocacy and strategy implementation aligned with the objectives of CAUL and the directions of the CAUL Board.

Grants awarded to develop no-cost textbooks for uni students

12 July 2022