CAUL appeals to publishers and content vendors to be responsive to the ongoing long-term impacts of the pandemic on the university library sector

1 July 2021

CAUL's statement to Publishers and Content vendors


CAUL and AOASG welcome NHMRC's consultation on proposed revisions to Open Access Policy

16 April 2021

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) welcome the NHMRC’s consultation on the proposed revisions to its Open Access Policy. 

Media Release

CAUL and AOASG welcome Chief Scientist's commitment to open access for Australian research

17 March 2021

The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) welcome Dr Cathy Foley’s speech today, 17 March 2021, at the National Press Club noting her interest in an Open Access Strategy in Australia. 

Media Release

CAUL and CSIRO Publishing collaborate to enable Open Access in Australia and New Zealand

4 March 2021

Many Australian and New Zealand researchers can now publish research articles as open access in CSIRO-owned journals through new transformative agreements between CSIRO Publishing and CAUL member institutions.

11 November 2020

CAUL congratulates Dr Cathy Foley on her appointment as Australia’s next Chief Scientist.

10 November 2020

11 November 2020

CAUL has released a report summarising results of a survey of Australian CAUL members to understand the extent of use of provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 to support students and academics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

9 November 2020

10 June 2020

As part of NHMRC’s Research Quality Strategy, a survey was conducted to gain insight into the research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions. Views were sought from researchers (senior, mid-career and junior), research students (masters and PhD students), institutional representatives and ethics committee members. The survey was conducted by ORIMA Research on behalf of NHMRC in October-November 2019.

20 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the crucial role that free, open and immediate access to research plays in combating this threat to human life, society and our way of life.

1 April 2020

Academic libraries across Australia and New Zealand have demonstrated great innovation to transition a range of services to virtual delivery to support the continuity of essential services to students and staff as they transition to online teaching, learning and research. Library staff have worked tirelessly to transition services off-campus, to virtual mode, or to consolidate services across physical sites in the interests of high quality student experience and learning and research excellence and should be commended for their efforts.

23 March 2020

Angus Cook, CAUL’s Content Procurement Manager has contacted all CAUL consortium vendors and asked them to supply details of paywalled content that they are making freely available during the COVID-19 crisis.  So far CAUL has had a very strong response from vendors and collated details in a list that has been forwarded to the CAUL Content Community.  CAUL will continue to update the list as further content becomes available, and will also be alerting the community in regards to any lists from other consortia or organisations. 

19 March 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and global health emergency, university libraries in Australia and New Zealand are increasing access to digital resources and services whilst implementing a range of measures in physical spaces to ensure the health and safety of staff, students and the general community. 

18 March 2020

COVID-19: CAUL meetings/events cancelled and members prepare for possible campus closures

18 March 2020

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) has recently released a statement written on behalf of library consortia globally to help publishers understand how the current global COVID-19 pandemic affects the worldwide information community, and to suggest a range of approaches that are in the best interest of libraries and providers of information services. With mass University and school closures affecting hundreds of millions of students globally and the further conversion of teaching to online delivery, it is vital that libraries and publishers work in partnership on the best approach to information delivery.  

12 December 2019

We are pleased to announce that Angus Cook has been appointed Manager, Content Procurement at CAUL, Angus will join the CAUL National Office on January 28th 2020.

12 December 2019

On the 12th December 2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) raised preliminary competition concerns about the merger of United States-based publishers Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill Education.