Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

CAUL Meeting 2003/2

James Cook University
Cairns, Queensland
8-9 September, 2003

Updated 22 October, 2003

Agenda & Papers

(* some papers are not included in the printed set)
Registration form - List of current registrations - Cairns Campus location
Accommodation options - Transport information - CAUL Report proforma

DRAFT Agenda
DRAFT Minutes of CAUL Meeting 2003/1
DRAFT Minutes of CAUL Executive Meeting 2003/4
CAUL Strategic Plan - DRAFT revised 19/8/03
Proposal to amend the CAUL constitution - role of treasurer. 27/8/03
Budget report - 2003 to date (31/7/03)
DRAFT budget 2004 (Base version, Mach II, Mach III) 27/8/03
Executive Officer's Report 27/8/03

CAL database of accessible resources - Report from Sue McKnight 2/7/03
CAUL document delivery kit revision.  Report from Margie Jantti, University of Wollongong 22/8/03

CAUL Document Delivery Performance Indicator Manual.  2003
CAUL Document Delivery Performance Indicator Workbook. 2003
Report to CAUL from UniLibrariesSA, by Ray Choate 25/8/03
Copyright - Report by Eve Woodberry 25/8/03
CEIRC - Report by Eve Woodberry 25/8/03
Best Practice - Report by Felicity McGregor 25/8/03
Statistics - Report by Derek Whitehead 25/8/03
*Attachment 2 - The CAUL Statistics Survey - What did we learn? Derek Whitehead 1/9/03
ADT - Report by Andrew Wells 25/8/03
Information Literacy - Report by Margaret Appleton 26/8/03
ANZIIL Symposium 2003 flyer & registration form
CAUL Information Literacy Assessment Tool DRAFT 26/8/03
*AARLIN - Report by Earle Gow 29/8/03
*ULA - Report by Alison Ransome 4/9/03

Hot Topic - Reference Futures - Imogen Garner 26/8/03
*Hot Topic - Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation in the Online Environment - Cathrine Harboe-Ree
*Hot Topic - Fundraising: some approaches, presentation by Janine Schmidt 4/9/03
*Hot Topic - UWS Library Skills Audit, presentation by Liz Curach 8/9/03

Valuation Seminar Papers/Presentations.

Valuation Guidance for Cultural and Heritage Assets.  November 2002. The Treasury Accounting Policy Team. New Zealand (NZ)
Report on NSW/ACT University Finance Officers Group - Working Party on Valuation of Library Collections.  15 October 2002.
*Library Valuations - Case Study, presentation by Janine Schmidt (2/9/03) Comparison of depreciation rates. (published 22/10/03)
*Valuation of Library Collections, presentation by Lynne Benton (4/9/03)
*UNSW Library Valuation and Insurance, presentation by Andrew Wells (5/9/03)
*Collection Valuations at Deakin University, presentation by Sue McKnight (9/9/03)
The draft meeting schedule is as follows:
    Sunday 7 September
    am CAUL Executive Meeting
    1pm Sectoral group meetings
    7.30pm informal dinner
    Monday 8 September.
    8am CAUL committee meetings
    10am Hot Topics sessions
    4pm Dr Evan Arthur (DEST)
    5pm Close of business
    7.30pm CAUL dinner.
    Tuesday 9 September
    9am CAUL business meeting
    2pm Valuation workshop
    5pm Close of meeting


Cairns airport is about six kilometres north of Cairns city. Palm Cove is about 30 km further north of the airport, and the JCU University campus is at Smithfield, about halfway in between the airport and Palm Cove. Port Douglas is about a further 30 minutes drive north of Palm Cove.

The main meeting will be in the Library Conference Room on the ground floor of the Library building. Smaller groups will meet in other rooms in the building. There is a map of the Cairns campus, disguised as a Room Locator, at

The CAUL dinner will be held at Restaurant Blue, Clarion Hotel, Palm Cove

An informal dinner has been arranged at L'Unico Trattoria, Trinity Beach


For transport between accommodation venues and the university, a mixture of taxis and private cars should be adequate.

The cost of a taxi from the airport to Palm Cove is approximately $40, and the local buses approximately $8. Courtesy transfers are available at most accommodation options, not just the high end of the market. It is also possible to hire cars in Palm Cove as well as at the airport.

CAUL members who intend to be tourists as well as delegates would be well advised to hire a car from the airport. There are the usual good range of options and prices. It is an easy and uncomplicated drive to Palm Cove, the city, the University, or indeed anywhere.

Parking at JCU.
Parking should not be a problem.  As you enter the campus, there are carparks on either side of the road. Ignore them. At the end of the carpark on the left is an obscure sign and road saying library. Follow that road into the wilderness, and beware the severe speed bumps. Evetually on your right is another carpark, which is the closest one to the library building. There are plenty of parking spaces and they are all free.

The library building is straight ahead, with the entrance on the other side. The Conference Room is at the opposite end to the entrance.

On the way to the library building entrance you pass Jac's cafe, which has good coffee, breakfasts, etc.

Accommodation -  Selected Accomodation in Cairns

While we can't specify where members will stay, we can recommend. Palm Cove, which is very attractive, is at the 4/5 star end of the Cairns accommodation market, particularly for apartments and resort-type accommodation. There is also good quality accommodation at Trinity Beach, which is nearer to the University. The biggest other options are north in Port Douglas, or south in the Cairns city area, both of which have everything from backpackers to 5 star hotels. There is only one pretty basic but perfectly acceptable motel near the University. We are sure that Palm Cove and Trinity Beach offer a variety of accommodation options that will suit the tastes of all university librarians.

Guide to Palm Cove, the most beautiful beach and premier location in Far North Queensland.  There are maps of the region at other useful information at (follow the Visitor Information link) and a detailed map of Palm Cove at

Selected Accomodation in Cairns

See also
City of Cairns Map
Government Rate
Comfort Suites City Terraces Apartments
One b'room $90 p/n
Two b'rooms $140 p/n
We suggest a taxi from the airport and station as it is quicker and cheaper. By road we are in one of the main streets and very easy to find if travelling by car.
Il Centro Apartment Suites
$105 per room p/n
30 Sheridan Street
07 4031 6699
Local Taxi will cost approximately $13 -$15.00. The airport is 7km away from Cairns CBD and takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes depending on traffic.
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartment Hotel
$110 per room p/n 1 or 2 persons
71 Lake Street 
07 4041 2350
From Cairns Domestic and International Airport
The Airport is 7 km away from Inn Cairns and takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes and cost approximately $13- $15
Figtree Lodge
$80 p/n single inc. b'fast
$90 p/n twin inc. b'fast
From the Airport, (approx 8 minutes) head towards the City Centre taking the Captain Cook Highway. After several minutes travelling South turn RIGHT at the lights into JAMES STREET at the intersection of the SHELL service station. Immediately in front of you is a roundabout. Turn LEFT into MCLEOD STREET. Approximately 50 meters along, turn LEFT into THOMAS STREET. We are located immediately on the RIGHT taking up the entire corner.
Rydges Plaza Cairns
$120 per room p/n 1 or 2 persons
By Taxi or shuttle service from the Cairns Airport, Rydges Plaza is located on the corner of Grafton and Spence Streets
Villa Vaucluse Apartments
$99 per room p/n 1 or 2 persons
10 minutes by taxi from the Cairns airport.
Located on the western side of Grafton Street between Aplin and Florence Streets

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