Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

SCONUL tour schedule (draft)
September, 2005

Updated 30 August, 2007

Items in green -- SCONUL draft schedule.
Items in black -- CAUL hosts' draft schedule
SCONUL participants, including which visits, travel confirmations, etc (29/7/05)
Notes from a BIG island: the SCONUL Australia Study Tour 2005 Compiled by Sue Roberts SCONUL Focus 37 Spring 2006 pp.63-70
August 31
Small group to arrive Canberra
Canberra Hotel Accommodation - Rydges Capital Hill Hotel Canberra Book via 
another possible visit would be to AARNet’s Director of eResearch/Middleware
September 1
Canberra CAUL Office 10-11.30 CAUL Office @ ANU
11.30-1 Lunch
1.00pm to 5.00pm ANU - APSR and e-press
6.30pm Dinner in Civic
September 2
National Library of Australia
9:30am Morning Tea, welcome and introductions (NLA Council Room, ask for Dale Forrest at reception)
Overview of strategic directions                 Warwick Cathro 
Presentations and Discussion
[Demonstrations by Carmel McInerney, Manager, Reader Services]
Libraries Australia
Digitisation program
Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW)
South Seas (online scholarly publication model)
AskNow (online chat reference)
Future strategic directions 
Noon  Lunch 
September 3-4
fly to Melbourne
possibly RMIT
weekend either in Canberra or Melbourne
Rydges Carlton Hotel Melbourne, Hotel Accommodation In Melbourne Australia
Book via:-
September 5 Monday Melbourne Monash University 9.30 - 10.30: Welcome, Library overview, key directions (Cathrine
Harboe-Ree, University Librarian)
10.30 - 11.00: Morning tea with Clayton Branch Managers, Heads of
Sections of Matheson Library, Library Directors and University Librarian
11.00 - 11.30 ARROW Project (Geoff Payne, ARROW Project Manager)
11.30 - 12.00 Monash University ePress (Michele Sabto, Manager, Monash
University ePress)
12.00 - 12.45 Tour of Hargrave-Andrew Library (Cathrine Harboe-Ree and
Robert Thomas, Manager Hargrave-Andrew Library)
12.45 - 2.00 Lunch with Library Directors and University Librarian
2.00 - 2.30 Facilities and storage planning (Ian Wilson, Director
Corporate Services)
2.30 - 3.15 Distance Education, internationalism, partnerships
(Christine Cooze, Director Client Services Humanities and Social
Sciences and Wilna Macmillan, Director Client Services Science, Health
and Engineering)
3.15 - 4.00 IT infrastructure - supporting eresource delivery (Janette
Burke, Director Information Systems and Jill Wilson, Director
Information Resources)
4.00 - Conclusion (Cathrine Harboe-Ree)
September 6 Melbourne Deakin University Library/poss trip to Queenscliff  The Waterfront library is in a wonderful refurbished woolstores building in the city of Geelong in a very beautiful setting by the sea. It  houses the technical services operations and a small campus library ( architecture and some health programs). 
The Waurn Ponds library is about 20 minutes outside Geelong city.  It is a large more rural setting with the traditional full range of faculties and academic programs.  The off-campus library service is managed from Waurn Ponds.

9.00am  leave Melbourne, by coach, pick-up from hotel
10.45am Arrive Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds 
12.20pm Depart for Queenscliff 
1.00pm  Arrive Queenscliff for lunch 
2.30pm  Depart for Geelong Waterfront campus
3.00pm  Arrive at Waterfront for tour of campus library
4.00pm  Depart Geelong for Melbourne
5.30/6pm  Arrive back in Melbourne

September 7 Melbourne Contact: Dr Angela Bridgland, Deputy (Marketing and Services)Information Division, 4th Floor Baillieu Library
Phone 61 3 8344 5368 Angela Bridgland []
Location: Leigh Scott Room, Baillieu Library
 (10-15 minute walk from hotel)

8.45 – 9.00, Welcome and introduction, Linda O’Brien, Vice Principal (Information)
9.00 – 9.30, Governance structures within the University and those with relevance to the Information Division. Finance/Budgeting/Planning models for the Information Division, John Julian, Deputy (Planning and Projects)
9.30 – 10.00, Organisational model and human resources issues in the newly realigned Information Division, Angela Bridgland, Deputy (Marketing and Services)
10 00, Morning Tea
10.30 Tour of Percy Baxter Collaborative Learning Centre
11.00 -11.45 Teaching and Learning (E-learning and learning objects; information literacy and e-literacy; support for distance and online learning) Physical space and access issues. Sally-Anne Leigh, Director, Information and Education Services
11.45-12.30 E-Research and research support: Institutional repositories; Federated searching; Collections and collection policies; Consortial arrangements and cooperative working Nicki McLaurin Smith, Director, Information Management
12.30 – 1.15 Lunch
1.15 – 2.00 Tour of Legal Resource Centre and wrap up

(return to hotel for taxis to airport) 

fly to Sydney Dinner with Unison Carlton Hotel Sydney
With enough notice, I may be able to have one of the University buses collect them from a single point in the city and to get them down to UTS.  I'm also happy to accompany/assist them on their weekend jaunt. John Shipp & Alex Byrne
September 8 Sydney UTS (University of Technology, Sydney), and ADT(Australian Digital Theses project) from Univ New South Wales
September 9 Sydney Univ Sydney, and the MAMS project from Macquarie University
John Shipp, University Librarian, Fisher Library F03
tel:     61 2 93512990, mobile:  0411158105

8.10am University bus to collect the SCONUL delegation 
0830  arrive at Fisher Library, University of Sydney (tea/coffee)
0845  Introduction and Australian Research Information Infrastructure – John Shipp, 
0915  Meta-Access Management System - James Dalziel
1030  morning tea
1100  Middleware - Alex Reid
1145  Digital Repositories and Publishing at Sydney - Ross Coleman
1230  Q and A / Information Exchange
1315  lunch
1430  depart/tour of library

September 10-11
fly Brisbane
poss Newcastle University / 
State Library NSW / 
Wollongong Univ / poss State Library NSW
Newcastle The University of Newcastle If SCONUL wanted to visit Newcastle during the weekend we could offer a tour of our Information Common and perhaps provide them with an overview of our new funding model for Scholarly Information resources - should take about 2 hours at the most - then I would suggest a trip to the vineyards. Could fit this in as a day trip from Sydney but it would be a long day if the vineyards were included.
Greg Anderson
Brisbane The Chifley on George, Brisbane (via Amy Tyne Reservations Manager
Mirvac Hotels,Quay West Suites, Brisbane (via Melody Raymond, the Reservations manager at
September 12
Brisbane Queensland University of Technology 12.50pm Gaynor to meet at Quay West and conduct to V714 
1.00-1.45pm Introduction and overview University context TILS Divisional connections Planning mechanisms  Gaynor Austen 
Planning Quality assurance KPI details  Leanne Levinge
1.45-2.30pm Information Literacy Framework University links AIRS/AIRS Online 
Embedding activities  Judy Peacock Alice Steiner
2.30-3.00pm Facilities Facilities context/strategy  Jenny McCarthy
 Tour of Level 7/Level 2 Jenny McCarthy Robyn Smith
3.00-3.30pm Afternoon Tea  Library Management Group Tom Cochrane -DVC(TILS)
3.30-4.00pm Collection Management & Technical Services streamlining  Carolyn Young Ann Huthwatie
4.00-4.25pm Research support eprint repository/ADT) Partnering with Office of Research Liaison Librarian proactivity  Paula Callan
4.25-4.45pm Marketing Promotional philosophy Publication strategy (including templates)  Barb Ewers
4.45pm Close 
7.00pm Dinner at ? (location yet to be finalised) LMG, Presenters, TILS Heads,
Tom Cochrane Peter Coaldrake David Gardiner? Rod Wissler? 
September 13 Brisbane The University of  Queensland 8.30am City Cat from North Quay Ferry Terminal to University of Queensland – Arrives at UQ at 8.51am
9.00am (Library Conference Room, Level 1, Social Sciences and Humanities Library, Duhig Building (2))
Introduction and overview of the University of Queensland Cybrary
Mary Lyons, Acting University Librarian
Library Conference Room, Level 1, Duhig Building (2)
9.30am  Tour of Social Sciences and Humanities Library
Mary Lyons, Acting University Librarian
10.15am  Morning Tea
Members of Library Management Group
11.00am   UQL Cyberschool and AskIT
Liz Blumson, Pauline McLeod, Librarian, UQL Cyberschool. Noela Yates, Librarian, Corporate Services and Andrew Bennett, Executive Manager, Library Technology Service 
11.30  ePrint Archive and APSR Project
Chris Taylor, Executive Manger, Information Access Service and Belinda Weaver, Coordinator, ePrint Archive
12.20 Tour of Physical Sciences and Engineering Library (Dorothy Hill Research Centre, Level 5, Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, Hawken Building (50))
Mary Lyons, Acting University Librarian and Grace Saw, Executive Manager, Physical Sciences and Engineering Library
12.40 Lunch 
Members of the Library Management Group
2.00  Travel to UQ Ipswich Campus
2.45pm  Tour of Ipswich Library 
Anne Horn, Executive Manager, Social Sciences and Humanities Library, Sue Hutley, Manager, UQ Ipswich Campus Library  Building 8, Ipswich Campus
4.00pm  Travel back to St Lucia 
September 14 Brisbane
Griffith University (day visit by coach to Gold Coast campus/Currumbin Sanctuary)
8.30am coach will collect group from Quay West - need to allow an hour to get to the Gold Coast campus. Program will include a sit down presentation,  morning tea and a tour of facilities. Then caoch to the Bird Sanctuary for lunch. Depart mid-afternoon. 
September 15-16 Brisbane CAUL Meeting
September 17-18 Brisbane,
travel to UK

Additional options:

CAVAL - Preservation & Storage - The CARM Centre
La Trobe University - About La Trobe
UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - Home Page
The University of Newcastle, Australia
The University of Wollongong - New South Wales, Australia
Welcome to the State Library of New South Wales
USQ | The University of Southern Queensland, Australia
John Arfield Librarian at the University of Western Australia, Perth and Linda Luther Librarian at the University of Tasmania have both offered to host any pre/post tour visitors
Some indicative costs
Accommodation is likely to be from £56 - £64 per night (reasonable 4-star hotel, government rates) (12-17 nights)
Internal flights e.g. Melbourne-Sydney from £39 (economy class red deal) to £145 (fully flexible on Quantas)
UK-Australia flight costs will depend on individual preferences/arrangement (budget costs - around £800)

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