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What's New Thursday, 19 October 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.

See also the blog from CAUL's Learning & Teaching Advisory Committee at Library and Learning Spaces Image Gallery and the CAUL Newsletter.

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.
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  • 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)
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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)
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  • 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. 
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