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.

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.

7 September 2018

This page contains information about CAUL's incorporation. It includes the draft constitution, a draft incorporation motion the be considered by members and details of the incorporation process.

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.

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.