Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)

Position paper

Joint CAUL-AOASG election statement: developing a strategic approach to open scholarship in Australia

This statement outlines the reasons behind the urgent need for the development of a strategic approach to Australia’s open scholarship environment to benefit researchers, research funders, and end users, including industry and the community.

Joint response to Plan S: implementation guidelines

This is a joint response prepared by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, the peak leadership organisation for 39 university librarians in Australia. Broadly we support the intent of Plan S, however in summary we believe that the implementation guidelines need particular attention.
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Joint statement on the importance of Open Scholarship

CAUL and the AOASG have released this joint statement about the importance of Open Scholarship. The statement responds to recommendations in the Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research report recently released by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.
Blog post

AOASG and Creative Commons Australia response to the Australian Government National Innovation and Science Agenda and review of research policy and funding arrangements

The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and Creative Commons Australia welcome the new initiatives in the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. In a modern world both publications and the data underlying them are equally important parts of research and their value and potential to...
Blog post

Australasian libraries needed to help scale Knowledge Unlatched

Specialist scholarly books, or monographs, are a vital form of publication for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) scholars globally. However, library spending on books hasn’t kept pace with growth in the number of researchers required to publish a book in order to secure tenure and...