Council of Australian University Librarians

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Slogan or Motto: 
To transform how people experience knowledge – how it can be discovered, used and shared.
Brief Description: 

Since the first meeting of Australian university librarians in 1928 and the formation of the (then) Committee of Australian University Librarians in 1965, CAUL has sought to ensure a common voice and representation for all university libraries, provide a forum for discussion, and promote common interests.

Membership of CAUL is open to the University Librarian or equivalent of institutions which have representation on Universities Australia. The CAUL constitution was last amended in 2019. 

CAUL is an incorporated association, since 2019, now CAUL Inc.

The CAUL office  was established in 1995 and is located in Canberra, Australia, although now operating a digitally dexterous and connected office with staff working remotely in three other locations across Australia.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Other Functions: 
advocacy/communication, benchmarking/statistics, quality and assessment, digital repositories; national borrowing program; statistics collection for universities in Australia and New Zealand; copyright advice
Mailing Address: 
9 Napier Close, Deakin, ACT, 2600, Australia
Staff Contacts: 
Mark Sutherland, Executive Director | Angus Cook, Director, Content Procurement
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
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Other Types of Members: 
Academic: 47 universities (39 in Australia, 8 in New Zealand) Special: 16 government departments or research organizations in Australia and New Zealand
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