What was New 2016 Monday, 27 February 2017

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.

23 December, 2016
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  • Productivity Commission.  Intellectual Property Arrangements. The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system.  The original issues paper was released 7 October 2015.  (AU)
19 December, 2016
  • Cutting university infrastructure – not so clever. 19 Dec 2016.  "Closing the $3.7 billion Education Investment Fund (EIF) would make it harder for Australia to create new jobs, generate research breakthroughs and compete for international students – our third largest export." Universities Australia (AU)
17 December, 2016
  • Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group. Final Report 2015. Released 5 December, 2016.  PhillipsKPA for Department of Education and Training.
    • (Terms of Reference See p.61, Appendix I of the Final Report) “The Working Group is not a review but it may elect to meet with, and seek, the advice of stakeholders from time to time.” Established May 2014 by the Minister for Education and Training. “The Working Group will be supported by the Research and Higher Education Infrastructure Branch of the Department of Education.”
  • Review of Research Infrastructure. The Minister for Education and Training established the Research Infrastructure Review to advise the Australian Government on future research infrastructure provision and requirements to support research. The Review was expected to deliver its findings in mid-2015. Mr Philip Marcus Clark AM (Chairman). (4/2/15)
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  • Medical Research Future Fund.  As required by the Act, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board has finalised the inaugural Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (the Strategy) and the accompanying Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (the Priorities). These documents were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 9 November 2016 and subsequently announced by the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the same day. (AU)
3 November, 2016
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  • Value of Academic Libraries Statement (ACRL) - American College & Research Libraries. Authored by Adam Murray (James Madison University) and Lorelei Tanji (University of California, Irvine). June 2016 (US)
7 September, 2016
  • Productivity Commission.  Education Evidence Base. Draft Report.  This draft report was released on 6 September 2016. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by Friday 7 October 2016.  The final report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government in December 2016.  (AU)
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24 August, 2016
  • 24 Organisations Publish Open Letter on Essential Copyright Reforms.  CAUL signed an Open Letter along with 23 organisations addressed to Senator Fifield, Minister for Communications and the Arts, congratulating him on his re-election and urging the prompt tabling of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill by government before September 30th 2016.  (AU)
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  • Article processing charges (APCs) and subscriptions: Monitoring open access costs.  May 2016.  Katie Shamash, Jisc (UK)
  • Organising Interests in Australia.  Organised interest systems that seek to influence public policy-making are undergoing rapid transformation. Some researchers focus on the post-war professionalisation of advocacy; others suggest that the internet is positively (re)shaping the structure of such systems and their democratic capacities. This project adjudicates on such accounts through exploring the size and composition, through time, of the Australian system of organised interests.  The project [DP140104097] was funded by the ARC Discovery scheme.  Australian National University (AU)
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  • Reimagining Copyright's Duration. [By]  Rebecca Giblin.  [In] What If We Could Reimagine Copyright? Rebecca Giblin & Kimberlee Weatherall, eds, ANU Press, 2016, Forthcoming.  Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/09.  February 5, 2015 (AU)
  • Academic Response to PWC Report on Economics of Copyright Fair Use.  Posted by Sean Flynn on April 18, The Academics’ Submission was produced by members of the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights 2016, coordinated by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law (AU|WCL).  (US)
4 May, 2016
2 May, 2016
  • Engagement and Impact Consultation Paper.  Feedback is invited from all stakeholders including the higher education research sector, industry and other end-users or beneficiaries of university research. In addition, the perspectives of industry and other end-users or beneficiaries of university research will be addressed through additional consultation mechanisms. Feedback should be provided by emailing the ARC at ARC-EI_consultation@arc.gov.au. The due date for stakeholder feedback is 24 June 2016.  Australian Research Council (AU)
1 May, 2016
29 April, 2016
  • Productivity Commission.  Intellectual Property Arrangements. The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system. Initial submissions are due by Monday 30 November 2015.  Release of draft report expected March/April 2016.
28 April, 2016
  • RightsStatements.org provides 11 standardized rights statements for online cultural heritage.  Our rights statements make it easy to see if and how online cultural heritage works can be reused. RightsStatements.org is a project of DPLA and Europeana.  (US)
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  • Journal-Flipping Project.  This is a 2015-2016 project to gather options and best practices on converting subscription-based scholarly journals to open access.  Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (US)
28 March, 2016
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  • The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.  The Legislation Register is managed by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in accordance with the Legislation Act 2003. Most of the content on the Legislation Register can be freely used under a Creative Commons licence. (AU)
9 March, 2016
8 March, 2016
  • CRIS / IR Survey Report.  [Current Research Information Systems (CRISs) and Institutional Repositories (IRs)]  Final Report Authors: Lígia Ribeiro, Michele Mennielli, Pablo de Castro.  EUNIS, the European University Information Systems Organization and euroCRIS, the International Organization for  Research Information.  (EU)
6 March, 2016
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  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate successful stories, and explain these doctrines.  Participating organizations:  American Library Association et al  (US)
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  • The Value and Impact of the European Bioinformatics Institute.  Full Report.  January 2016.  Analysis and report by: Neil Beagrie, Charles Beagrie Ltd., John Houghton, Victoria University.  (UK)
    • Cambridge, UK, 11 February 2016 - Value and impact of open data.  An independent analysis of the value and impact of the European Bioinformatics Institute published by Charles Beagrie, Ltd. shows that for every £1 million invested, EMBL-EBI returns ~£20 million in value to the global scientific community.  European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute.
8 February, 2016
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  • White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages.  U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force.  January 28, 2016 (US)
    • ".... addresses important issues at the intersection of copyright law and Internet policy. It is the result of a comprehensive, multi-year review of three key topics: 1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; 2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; and 3) the application of statutory damages in the context of individual file-sharers and secondary liability for large-scale online infringement."
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  • Raju, R., Adam, A., Johnson, G., Miller, C. & Pietersen, J. 2015. The quest for deeper meaning of research  support. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15641/0-7992-2526-6  ISBN 978-0-7992-2526-6 "The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee’s preconference was held in Cape Town, South Africa, between 13 and 14 August 2015. The theme of the preconference was The quest for a deeper meaning of research support."  (ZA)
4 January, 2016
  • Why Open Research?  "Many researchers support the idea of increasing access to research, but worry about the implications for their career of sharing their work. We built this site primarily for researchers, to educate them about all the different ways they can be open and how sharing can be beneficial for their careers. We also aim to provide information and resources for those working in open advocacy."  © Erin C. McKiernan (US)