The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Print

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is a representation body for Australia's thirty-nine university librarians. It was established as the Committee of Australian University Librarians in 1965.[1] Membership is restricted to library directors whose parent institutions are full members of Universities Australia.

CAUL is engaged in a wide range of activities to support it aims. These include:

engagement with the national research agenda, which includes liaison with government, support for institutional repositories, research skills training and involvement with the management of research data;

facilitating the role of members in supporting and maximising learning and teaching outcomes and contributing positively to the student experience;

providing a vehicle for relationships with vendors and publishers and providing services and advice to members on collaborative purchasing of electronic information resources, licensing conditions and access issues;

support for university publishing and digitisation activities;

collection sharing;

information literacy;

continuous performance improvement;

the production of annual statistics.