Special Collections in Australian University Libraries Thursday, 3 March 2016

CAUL libraries manage and develop many special collections containing a wide range of textual and non-textual information. These collections and archives play a key role in supporting research. CAUL recognises the richness of special collections and that many contain material that is rare or unique.

CAUL is currently collecting information from members to showcase Australian university libraries’ special collections and provide artists, authors, scholars and researchers with a guide to what is available in CAUL libraries. The list is available for review by CAUL members.

Further information on digitised collections in Australian university libraries is available.

Since 2015, CAUL has been working with other peak bodies in the GLAM sectors to address Australian Access to Digital Collections. The initiative has been driven by Museums Australia and National and State Libraries Australasia, with support from the Australian Library and Information Association.  Further documents from 2015-2016 are available to CAUL members only.

The CAUL/ASA fellowships have been made possible by a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The 2015 fellowship  provides $15,000 in non salary funding, to support creative projects that would utilise at least one of the university libraries' special collections. The grants can be used for travel, accommodation and other project related expenses.

CAUL / ASA Fellowships Working Group Papers are available to members only.

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Author: Originally compiled by Libby Cass 03/03/2016

Spreadsheet (23/10/13, later updated)

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