What's New Saturday, 26 May 2018

For news about CAUL and its activities, and those external to, but of immediate interest to CAUL, see the link to News and Events.  This page is for additional news about higher education and research, nationally and internationally, and the world of libraries in higher education and their wider environment.

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26 May 2018
  • Advertisement: The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of 'Associate Librarian') Salary range: HK$96,980 to HK$117,840 (per month).  Closes: 10 June 2018
5 April, 2018
4 April, 2018
27 March, 2018
23 March, 2018
2 March, 2018
  • 2018 April 23-24 San Diego, CA 2018 Digital Initiatives Symposium. Organised by Digital USD (University of San Diego) http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium/2018/
  • 2018 June 13-16 Umeå, Sweden CRIS2018 (Conference on Current Research Information Systems) 'FAIRness of research information'. Organised by euroCRIS in cooperation with Umeå University http://www.cris2018.se/
1 March, 2018
  • 2018 April 10 Canberra FAIR Research Data: Responsibilities and Partnerships Forum. Hosted by Australian National Data Service (ANDS), National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar) and Research Data Service (RDS) https://fair-data-canberra.eventbrite.com.au
27 February, 2017
22 February, 2018
  • Monitoring the transition to open access. 5 December 2017. The research was delivered by a partnership involving Research Consulting, the University of Sheffield and Elsevier, and was led by Jubb Consulting. (UK)
  • 2018 September 26-28 São Paulo, Brazil SciELO 20 Years Conference. The SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) Conference is organised by the SciELO 20 Years Conference Organising Committee http://www.scielo20.org/en
20 February, 2018
7 February, 2018
  • 2018 March 5-9 Sydney LAK (Learning Analytics and Knowledge) Conference 2018. Organised by Society for Learning Analytics Research and hosted by University of Sydney https://latte-analytics.sydney.edu.au/
29 January, 2018
13 January, 2018
7 January, 2018
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2 January, 2018
  • 2018 May 31-June 1 Athens, Greece OPERAS Conference: 'Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Problem'. OPERAS (Open Access in the European Research Area through Scholarly communication) is organised by the National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF) https://operas.hypotheses.org/1070
  • 2018 March 21-23 Berlin, Germany RDA Eleventh Plenary Meeting 'From Data to Knowledge'. RDA (Research Data Alliance) meeting is organised by GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences), Helmholtz Association and RDA Europe https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-eleventh-plenary-meeting-berlin-germany
26 December, 2017
  • Lyndon Megarrity, “Drake’s Progress: The Political Somersaults of J.G. Drake”, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 103, Part 2, 2017, pp. 111-35 [This project was assisted through a CAUL-ASA Fellowship. The author acknowledges the assistance of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Council of Australian University Librarians and the Australian Society of Authors.]
21 December, 2017
18 December, 2017
  • 2019 June 10-13 Hamburg, Germany Open Repositories Conference. Organised by the Open Repositories Steering Committee in conjunction with Universität Hamburg http://or2019.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/
  • 2019 date tbc Athens, Greece IFLA World Library & Information Congress 2019. WLIC organised by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) https://www.ifla.org/node/19412
  • 2018 January 16-17 Berlin, Germany APE 2018 'Publishing 2020: Ramping up Relevance'. APE 2018 (Academic Publishing in Europe) organised by the APE Program Committee http://www.ape-conference.eu/
12 December, 2017
5 December, 2017
1 December, 2017
30 November, 2017
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27 November, 2017
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25 November, 2017
  • ALIA's response to the Australian Government Foreign Policy White Paper.  Canberra, Friday 24 November 2017: "With the release of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper by the Australian Government, ALIA is pleased to see the importance of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Australia's work globally to reduce poverty, improve health and education, advance gender equality, and strengthen economic growth."  Australian Library and Information Association (AU)
  • CAVAL Competencies for Academic and Research Librarians. This document is a derivative of “Core Competencies for 21st Century CARL Librarians”, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Library Education Working Group and Building Capacity Subcommittee, October 2010. The document has been amended and adapted for the current Australian context by Julia Leong, RMIT University and Sandra Woods, University of Melbourne with support from the CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group and other key library and information experts in their field. NOVEMBER 2017 (AU)
24 November, 2017
20 November, 2017
16 November, 2017
  • Reclaiming copyright's lost cultural value for authors and the public. Giblin, Rebecca Kate (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI)  ARC Project (2017-2021) Description: ".... Copyright is non-zero-sum, so it is possible to make the pie larger by changing the scope and division of rights. The project intends to explore that potential by using fuller protection of authorship as a mechanism for securing a fairer go for creators, unlocking new opportunities for publishers, generating new sources of arts funding and improving access for the public...." (AU)
  • A landscape study on open access and monographs: Policies, funding and publishing in eight European countries [pdf]. Authored by: Eelco Ferwerda, Frances Pinter and Niels Stern.  Report dated: June 2017. Publication date October 2017.  © Knowledge Exchange 2017 (EU)
    • A defining overview on OA & academic books.  "This first-of-a-kind report from Knowledge Exchange maps the landscape for Open Access books in the Knowledge Exchange countries; Finland, Netherlands, UK, France, Denmark and Germany, together with Norway and Austria."  1 January 2017 - 6 October 2017 Knowledge Exchange (EU)
14 November, 2017
9 November, 2017
  • SPEC Kit 357: Libraries, Presses, and Publishing (November 2017)  This SPEC Kit gathers information on the breadth of practice taking place at the intersection of research libraries, presses, and publishing, and on the blurring of boundaries as libraries engage in publishing and press activities in new ways.  [By] Laurie N. Taylor et al.  Association of Research Libraries (US)
  • Innovation in Scholarly Communication.  Containing resources about scholarly communication, academic publishing, open access, and related topics, this collection promotes openness and innovation in research dissemination and is supported by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and APO.  (AU)
8 November, 2017
  • Mapping Professional Accreditation in Australian Higher Education:  a report by PhillipsKPA on the extent and scope of professional course accreditation practices in Australian higher education.  "Commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training in 2016, the report will inform work being undertaken by the Higher Education Standards Panel to provide advice to the Minister for Education and Training on the impact of professional accreditation on Australian higher education and opportunities that may exist to reduce regulatory burden for higher education providers."  Commonwealth Department of Education and Training. 4 September 2017 (AU)
4 November, 2017
30 October, 2017
26 October, 2017
24 October, 2017
23 October, 2017
19 October, 2017
  • 2017 November 1 Canberra Meet Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).  Organised by CAUL for the local library & research community, and those who interact with them.  See further details.
  • Job announcement: University of South Australia - Manager: Academic Library Services (HEO 9). 2 x permanent full time positions. Applications close Monday 6 November.  See more information.
16 October, 2017
13 October, 2017
12 October, 2017
  • The Open Educational Licensing project - a joint research project undertaken by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Tasmania, supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The project aimed to clarify the copyright and licensing issues around MOOCs and other open online resources in the current Australian higher education market and develop and disseminate practical resources to help Australian universities compete globally.  (AU)
11 October, 2017
10 October, 2017
9 October, 2017
5 October, 2017
  • ANZSOG’s John L. Alford Case Library now open to all.  ANZSOG has opened the John L. Alford Case Library, one of the world’s largest collections of public sector teaching cases, to the public to ensure this valuable teaching resource can benefit as many people as possible.  The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) (AU)
  • 2017 October 30-31 Wollongong CAUDIT P3M Forum (Portfolio, Program and Project Management). Organised by CAUDIT (Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology)  https://www.caudit.edu.au/2017-p3m-forum
4 October, 2017
  • Leading Libraries.  "An important part of SCONUL’s role is to help build leadership capacity within the sector and to support library leaders in their own leadership development."   SCONUL | Society of College, National and University Libraries (UK)
  • Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity.  4 October, 2017.  The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (AU)
    • TEQSA outlines ways to cut contract cheating. October 4, 2017. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has partnered with leading academic integrity expert Professor Tracey Bretag to develop a Good Practice Note to help tackle the complex issue of contract cheating.
3 October, 2017
29 September, 2017
19 September, 2017
15 September, 2017
13 September, 2017
8 September, 2017
6 September, 2017
  • Yano, B. (2017). Connect OER Annual Report, 2016-2017. "Connect OER is a platform to share and discover information about Open Educational Resources (OER) activities at campuses across North America."  Washington, DC: SPARC. (US)
  • 2017 October 19 Canberra Digital Directions 2017 'The User Experience'. Organised by the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia, National Archives of Australia (NAA) and National Library of Australia (NLA) https://www.nfsa.gov.au/about/our-mission/digital-directions-2017
4 September, 2017
26 August, 2017
25 August, 2017
23 August, 2017
22 August, 2017
  • The Australian Research Council have announced that Clarivate analytics will be the citation provider for the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). This is the fourth full round of ERA, with previous rounds in 2010, 2012 and 2015.
  • Never OK is a student led campaign against sexual harassment and assault. We believe everyone has the right to live, study and work in a safe and supportive environment and that sexual harassment and assault is Never OK.  Australian Students Association et al.  (AU)
  • Expressions of interest requested by 25 August.  Libraries Australia Document Delivery Futures Group (LADD Futures Group).  The term of the Group and its members will be 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.  National Library of Australia.  (AU)
21 August, 2017
  • Australia’s Science Channel ... operated and developed by The Royal Institution of Australia Inc., an independent charity and unique national science hub promoting public awareness and understanding of science. (AU)
18 August, 2017
  • 2017 Employment Projections [Employment projections for the five years to May 2022].  Labour Market Information Portal.  Australian Government Department of Employment.  (AU)
17 August, 2017
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2 August, 2017
  • CAUDIT 2017 Top Ten Topics.  The Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) (AU)
    This list is a practical tool that identifies significant challenges and opportunities. The Top Ten booklet encourages conversations about transformative technology and related topics that serve the competitive advantage of individual institutions, and benefit the higher education and research sectors as a whole. 
1 August, 2017

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