CAUL and CAVAL announce changes to the CAUL Statistics Services

26 November 2021

Commencing 2022, CAVAL will no longer be facilitating, collating, and managing the annual university library statistics for CAUL. This marks the end of the cooperative partnership between the Council of Australian University Librarians Inc. (CAUL) and CAVAL Ltd. that goes back three decades to 1992 when CAVAL commenced managing the collection and compilation of statistical data for university libraries in Australia. The data was published annually as a Supplement of the Australian Academic and Research Libraries (AARL) journal for many years. Over the last 15 years, CAVAL has provided and maintained an online CAUL Statistics platform. This also includes the provision of a helpdesk created to provide help and assistance to statistics collection participants and website users. CAVAL also provided a liaison with the CAUL Statistics Advisory Committee to provide advice, commentary, and insights into the data elements and collection process. 

Open Access Australasia and CAUL support for UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

25 November 2021

De Gruyter and CAUL announce new Read & Publish agreement for 2022

18 November 2021

The international independent publisher De Gruyter and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are delighted to announce their first Read & Publish agreement, covering subscription access and Open Access publishing during the 2022 calendar year.

CAUL and Wiley sign transformative open access agreement that represents the largest in the ANZ region by article output

4 November 2021

Wiley and CAUL Sign Three Year Transformational Open Access Agreement.

Agreement Represents Largest in the Region by Article Output

Oxford University Press and CAUL announce publishing collaboration for university libraries in Australia and New Zealand

25 October 2021

Oxford University Press and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have reached a Read & Publish agreement to provide online access for employees and students of CAUL institutions to OUP’s full journal collection of 366 peer-reviewed journals.

Springer Nature and CAUL announce significant new transformative agreement for ANZ region

20 October 2021

Springer Nature and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) announce new partnership: The new transformative agreement is a significant milestone as Australia and New Zealand seek to transition to full OA and will be Australia’s largest Transformative Agreement to date.

Cambridge University Press and CAUL strike major uncapped transformative Open Access agreement in Australia & New Zealand

14 October 2021

Cambridge University Press and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have reached a transformative agreement to support Open Access (OA) publishing in Cambridge Journals for 2022.

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.