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What was New 2017 Wednesday, 4 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 CAUL Newsletter.

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  • Dryad is a nonprofit repository for data underlying the international scientific and medical literature.  North Carolina State University (US)
  • DANS: the Netherlands Institute for Permanent Access to Digital Research Resources. (NL)
  • Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) "has a bold ambition: for 100% of citation data to be freely available for re-use. And so far this collaboration between publishers, researchers and other stakeholders is proving to be well on the way to achieving that goal."  OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) (NL)
    • "subscription-access and open-access publishers have recently made the decision to release reference list metadata publicly"
12 July, 2017
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  • National Survey of Research Commercialisation - data collection on how the publicly funded research system collaborates with industry to transfer knowledge and commercialise research.  Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. (AU)
  • Scholarly Communications Licence.  "PA members are deeply concerned about a proposal from a scholarly communications working group to introduce a new model licence within HEIs."  The Publishers Association (UK)
    • Key Publisher Concerns with the SCL.  Steering Group response. Responses to recent concerns raised by the Publishers' Association about plans to introduce a model open access policy for UK Higher Education Institutions in order to simplify the complex funder and publisher policy environment currently experienced by UK academics. Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London. 30 June 2017 (UK)
10 July, 2017
9 July, 2017
  • The Journal Blacklist.  Cabell's International (US)  "Since its founding almost 40 years ago, Cabells has expanded its services to include both a journal whitelist and blacklist, manuscript preparation tools, and a suite of powerful metrics to help its users find the right journals, no matter what stage of their career. (US)
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  • NSLA Cost of Copyright Compliance Toolkit.  ....to accurately calculate the costs associated with undertaking copyright compliance in libraries, in order to build a strategic case for copyright reform.  National & State Libraries Australasia.  (AU)
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15 June, 2017
  • Delivering on improvements to copyright law .  Media Re 15 June 2017.  Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts (AU)
    • he Turnbull Government has delivered important reforms that will improve access to copyright materials for Australians with a disability, as well as providing confidence to educational facilities, libraries and archives that deal with copyright materials.  The passage of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 is another important step in bringing Australia’s copyright laws into the digital age."
  • Australia leads in disability access, thanks to copyright changes .  15 June 2017.  Australian Digital Alliance (AU)
  • Librarians Cook Their Way to Copyright Victory.  Media Statement.  15 June 2017. Australian Libraries Copyright Committee. (AU)
  • Universities welcome important copyright reforms.  Media Release.  15 June 2017.  Universities Australia.  (AU)
  • Copyright rules crippling artists  By Patricia Aufderheide. The Saturday Paper Edition No. 160 June 10 – 16, 2017 
    • "US copyright law includes fair use, a general exception for uses that do not intrude on the market for the original work. No one is going to decide against purchasing a copy of Wham’s “Last Christmas” because they could instead listen to an amateur belting out a six-second snippet of it in Garton’s documentary."
7 June, 2017
  • CPIP has published a new policy brief entitled Open-Access Mandates and the Seductively False Promise of “Free.” The brief, written by CPIP Legal Fellow Bhamati Viswanathan and CPIP Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar Adam Mossoff, exposes the lack of evidence or justification for the proliferating legal mandates by federal agencies that coerce authors and publishers to make their scholarly articles available for free to the world.  Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP).  Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University  (US)
6 June, 2017
31 May, 2017
  • Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s education sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. Expression of Interest are open until June 16, 2017. 
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  • Copyright changes get tick of approval [by] Julie Hare, The Australian, 3:13PM March 23, 2017 (AU)
  • The New Media Consortium (NMC), University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), ETH Library, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition at the ACRL 2017 Conference. This is the third edition of the NMC Horizon Report that explores the realm of academic and research libraries in a global context. (AU)
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  • Jisc Digital Student. Investigating students' expectations of the digital environment. Learner Stories. (UK)
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  • CHOR Continues International Expansion with Australian Partnership, by Sara Girard.  "Australian Research Council and La Trobe University Launch Pilot Program with CHOR to Improve Public Access to Government-Sponsored Research in Peer Reviewed Publications" CHORUS: Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States March 2, 2017.(US)
2 March, 2017
  • Independent review into regional, rural and remote education. On 2 March 2017, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced the appointment of Emeritus Professor John Halsey to lead the review. The review will consider the key challenges and barriers that impact on students’ learning outcomes, including transitions toward, and success regarding, further study, training and employment.  A discussion paper and online platform for public submissions will become available from April 2017.  (AU)
1 March, 2017
27 February, 2017
  • Visions for Australian Tertiary Education [pdf], a collection of writing by leading education researchers on their visions for the future of the sector, Edited By Richard James, Sarah French And Paula Kelly, published by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE). ISBN: 978-0-7340-5341-1  (AU)
26 February, 2017
  • What is Fair? Speech [by] Deputy Chair, [Productivity Commission] Karen Chester, presented a speech on copyright to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum in Canberra on 24 February 2017. (AU)
24 February, 2017
  • Adams Becker, S., Cummins, M., Davis, A., Freeman, A., Hall Giesinger, C., and Ananthanarayanan, V. (2017). NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. (US)
  • Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week [20-24 February] 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.  Association of Research Libraries (US)
20 February, 2017
  • The Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap was released for comment on 5 December 2016. 172 submissions were received by the department in response to the Draft Roadmap. Public submissions are available on the Department’s website. The CAUL response to the draft Roadmap was submitted 16th Jan 2017.
14 February, 2017
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  • CAUL was one of 47 organisations (including ALIA, Google, Facebook and Twitter) to sign a joint letter to the Minister for Communications the Hon. Mitch Fifield asking for action to be taken on copyright reforms recommended by the Productivity Commission. The letter was coordinated by the Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) and published on 13th February 2017.
  • Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. The new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted against levels of study and research.
  • 'My thoughts on revolutionising scholarly publishing in the digital age', an article on FromMelbin about academic publishing by Mal Booth, University Librarian at UTS.
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  • RDA and Librarianship, Archival Science and Information Science.  "The Research Data Alliance builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data, and its guiding principles include harmonisation and consensus for data standards, policies, technologies, infrastructure, and communities." (EU)
2 January, 2017