Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Australia’s Information Future: 
Securing the Infrastructure for Research and Innovation

Venue: Australian Research Council, AGSO Building, 16 August 2000

Sponsored by the Australian Research Council, the National Academies Forum and the
Coalition for Innovation in Scholarly Communication (CISC)

Updated 4 October, 2000
[Background to the seminar] [Contact]
Time Session Speakers Notes
8.30-9.00 Registration    
9.00 Welcome Professor Vicki Sara, Chair, Australian Research Council  
9.05 Opening Professor Lauchlan Chipman, Chair, AVCC Standing Committee on Information Policy  
9.15 Overview of scholarly communication issues Professor Malcolm Gillies, Chair, CISC and National Academies Forum Chair: Professor Chipman
9.30 Size and nature of present economic investment in information infrastructure
  • 10 minutes overview
  • 15 minutes discussion
Helen Hayes, Vice Principal Information, University of Melbourne
[Project 1 Report]
9.55 Economic and business models underlying Australia’s access to global information
  • 30 minutes overview
  • 30 minutes discussion
Professor Peter Sheehan, Director, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University (for Professor John Houghton)
[Project 5 Report]
10.55 Morning tea    
11.25 International strategic initiatives related to information infrastructure
  • 10 minutes overview
  • 15 minutes discussion 
Colin Steele, University Librarian, Australian National University
[Project 4 Report]
Chair: Professor Chipman
11.50 Identification of user groups and stakeholders and their expectations of information resources
  • 20 minutes overview
  • 20 minutes discussion 
David Toll, Deputy Director General, National Library of Australia
[Project 3 Report]
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Survey of initiatives relating to the development of a national information infrastructure
  • 20 minutes overview
  • 10 minutes discussion
Steve O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer, CAVAL Limited
Andrew Wells, Assistant Director-General, Resource Sharing Division, National Library of Australia
[Project 2 Report]
Chair: Professor Gillies
2.00 New Zealand Information Infrastructure Penny Carnaby, Past President, LIANZA "
2.15 The scholarly communication process: Consideration of future directions 
  • Four 10-minute position statements
  • 20 minutes discussion 
Professor Frank Jackson, Director, IAS, ANU
Dr Paul Wellings, CSIRO
Professor Elspeth McLachlan, NH&MRC
Professor Jim Piper, Chair, ARC Committee for International and National Cooperation
3.10 Afternoon tea "
3.30 Information dissemination for research and innovation: Consideration of future directions arising from CISC initiatives 
  • Panel discussion
Professor Lauchlan Chipman, Chair, AVCC SCIP
Professor Sue Serjeantson, FASTS
Professor Vicki Sara, Chair, ARC
Dr Warren King, DISR
4.30-4.45 Summary and recommendations Neil McLean, University Librarian, Macquarie University "

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