9 May 2019

Developing a strategic approach to open scholarship in Australia

8 April 2019

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) has released a report identifying the contribution of Australian university libraries to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

8 March 2019

On the 8th March CAUL responded to the Australian Government Review of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards.

21 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that Mark Sutherland, Acting University Librarian, University of Newcastle will be the inaugural Manager, Content Procurement for CAUL. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in relation to content procurement and leadership. He will take up with position in late April 2019.

20 February 2019

On the 18th February 2019 CAUL officially became an incorporated association in the ACT, under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991.

11 February 2019

11th February - The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) have made a joint response to the Plan S implementation guidelines welcoming the plan’s aspiration to move toward immediate full open access.

14 January 2019

On the 4th September 2018 Science Europe announced cOAlition S and Plan S – a process for achieving full and immediate open access to research publications by 2020.

4 December 2018

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced Content Procurement Manager with exceptional communication, negotiation and influencing skills to manage and lead sector-wide information resources licensing and agreements with publishers and vendors on behalf of more than 60 higher education and research organisations in Australia and New Zealand. 

29 November 2018

CAUL and the AOASG have released a joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training in November 2018.

26 November 2018

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Rob O’Connor (@catachretical on Twitter) as the incoming Executive Director of CAUL. Rob will begin in February 2019, but in the mean time we asked Rob to introduce himself to our community - you can read his short biography here.

6 November 2018

This page lists the 2018 Research Repository Community Days event program and presenter slides. Visit the event page for more information.

10 October 2018

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced, forward thinking, Executive Director to drive and execute the strategic directions of the Board, to advance CAUL’s purpose and impact. You will be a visible leader and the face of CAUL, engaging and actively collaborating with the Board, stakeholders and other national and global peak organisations to inform policy, innovation and transformation agendas. Your well-honed advocacy, influencing and negotiation and skills will generate the greatest potential value for members, including oversight of consortial content procurement on behalf of research organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

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.

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.