Welcome from Ngunnawal and Ngambri country.
The ANU First Nations Plan is in draft and the consultation has commenced. Later this month it will be released and promoted via On campus and other means for community consultation.
COVID inspections are no longer required. If you see supplies are running low of hand sanitiser or masks please let the relevant people know in your building.
Please read all the messages from the university about COVID 19.
The committee met on Tuesday and discussed a wide range of issues including training and the wonderful range of activities occurring across the division.
Record breaking requests!
One year ago we went live with the ExLibris suite of products. The Resource Sharing team reached 10,000 completed requests before the Alma 1-year anniversary.
SIS Staff meeting
The next staff meeting is scheduled for Thursday 21 September – speakers and topic are:
· How does ANU make decisions and govern itself?
· ANU Secretary Belinda Farrelly on Governance
· Megan Easton policy guru on ANU policies
Please note the meeting will commence at 1.30pm.
Christian is working on the nominations for the OSLO position.
Library Advisory Committee
The Committee will meet in September. The postgraduate representative is now Edan Habel, the new ANUSA HDR Officer.
Statistics for the first half of 2023
We are back in business!
A great Privacy newsletter is now out – thank you Alex.
CAUL & CONZUL
· CAUL is discussing its financial model.
· US Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on intellectual property – a very useful record including videos of hearings and written witness statements are online. Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property – Part II: Copyright.
· Google has said Australia needs relaxed copyright laws in order to train AI systems and greater flexibility for transferring sensitive data offshore. The comments are part of its submission to the Federal Government's consultation on Supporting responsible AI, which closes this Friday.
· Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Pay for Radio Play) Bill 2023 has been introduced to Parliament. The bill proposes to amend the Copyright Act 1968 to overturn laws that limit radio station payments to artists, remove royalty caps and enable better negotiation measures for fair remuneration.
Prof. Myint Zan visit
Thank you to Wan and the team, Prof. Zan donated four items and enjoyed meeting staff.
Director, Scholarly Information Services
Australian Society of Archivists' 2023 National Conference
When? 5 & 6 September 2023
More details. Rising to our challenges: archives at the ‘G is the theme, drawing inspiration from the ‘G (MCG) as an iconic Melbourne sporting venue and landmark on unceded Wurundjeri Country. Click here for more information.
The Professional Staff Scholarship Scheme (PSSS) and Professional Staff Development Endowment Fund (PSDEF) Round 2, 2023 is currently open, with a closing date of Friday 1 September 2023, at 5:00 pm.
Please let your areas and colleagues know that applications are currently open.
The Professional Staff Scholarship Scheme supports a range of career development programs and initiatives to advance the skills and knowledge of professional staff. Priority is given to development initiatives that provide staff with a formal qualification.
The Professional Staff Development Endowment Fund seeks to assist the development of professional staff of the University to enable them to contribute to the University beyond the expectations of their current role. It is used to support short courses, conferences and comparable professional development initiatives.
Further information for PSSS and how to apply via the website.
Further information for PSDEF and how to apply via the website.
Please direct any queries about this grant opportunity to HRD.Development@anu.edu.au
Chief People Officer
Shaping the Future of Scholarly Communication: The Role of Preprint Peer Review
The recording of last week's OASPA webinar is now available along with the panellists’ slides and responses to the many questions asked. The webinar provided an overview of the preprint peer review landscape and different preprint peer review services and looked at how the preprint landscape has evolved and why this is important to researchers, the advancement of science and to the adoption of preprints.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance and University Press Partners Announce the Big Ten Open Books First Collection
In partnership with six member university presses, the University Librarians of the Big Ten Academic Alliance announce the launch of the Big Ten Open Books project, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
The first collection on the topic of gender and sexuality studies has been curated from the backlist collections of these university presses:
With or Without: Measuring Impacts of Books Metadata
Lettie Y. Conrad and Michelle Urberg have analysed impact. This project was inspired by Crossref’s call to take up independent research that explores how new methods or metrics could assess metadata performance and its value to information users. With an interest in academic books and a passion for the information experiences of today’s learners, scholars, and authors, the authors designed this project to illuminate the discoverability of books with and without DOIs in Google Scholar.
Edited by: Anika Gauja, Marian Sawer, Jill Sheppard
Open Access Week 2023
“Community over Commercialization” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 23-29): The website is up now.
New research resources
From the Annual Update 2022-23.
· 556 participating publishers
· 300 participating libraries
2,180 eJournals added –