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Open Educational Resource Collective Administration Guide for Library Staff

Key Dates

Key Dates for 2024

DIY Open Textbook Author Grants

  • Find the Grant Guidelines, Grant Expression of Interest Template and submission form on the grants page of the OER Collective Pressbooks site.
Activity Date
Expressions of interest open 3 April 2024
Expressions of interest close 3 May 2024
OER Collective Governance Group reviews applications 7 May – 15 May 2024
OER Collective Governance Group decides on successful and unsuccessful applications 16 May 2024
Grant recipients announced (simultaneous CAUL Press release, LinkedIn post, email list and Slack messages.) 17 May 2024
Submission of a minimum of four copyedited, proofread, peer reviewed chapters of the open textbook project to CAUL National Office. 31 December 2024

Communities of Practice

  • Meeting dates for 2024 are listed on CAUL website. Please find the dates copied below.
  • Register for all sessions via Zoom.

Wednesday 24 January

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Wednesday 28 February 

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Wednesday 13 March

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Wednesday 17 April

8.00am - 9.00am (WA)

9.30am - 10.30am (NT/SA)

10.00am - 11.00pm (QLD/NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS)

12.00pm - 1.00pm (NZ)





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Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 26 June
Wednesday 31 July
Wednesday 28 August
Wednesday 25 September
Wednesday 23 October

8.00am - 9.00am (WA)

9.30am - 10.30am (NT)

10.00am - 11.00pm (QLD)

10.30am - 11.30pm (SA)

11.00am - 12.00pm (NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS)

1.00pm - 2.00pm (NZ)

Wednesday 6 November
Wednesday 11 December

OER Collective Community Day

The bi-annual OER Collective Community Day #1 & #2 provides an opportunity for project teams to showcase their work, learn and connect with like-minded professionals. It sets the tone for a supportive, productive, and inclusive year ahead. You can expect guest speakers, panel sessions, Q&A and more.

In previous years, it was one half-day event (4 1/2 hours). After surveying the community, we will hold two shorter Community Day events in mid-February and late March to accommodate as many people as possible.

Register for one or both sessions via Zoom. Note that each session will have different presenters and topics.

Community Day #1 

Tuesday 13  February


Community Day #2 

Tuesday 26 March



You can view the recordings and programs of previously held events on the CAUL Events page:


Platform Access

Libraries participating in 2024 retain access to the Pressbooks platform until 31 December 2024.


Allocation of Pressbooks Shells

Libraries must allocate* their 2024 Pressbooks shells by 1 December 2024 to allow these to be created before the close of the calendar year. Unused shells will be forfeit. 

*Allocation includes 2 shells per institution (Collective Pressbooks User Participation category only) plus one complimentary shell per winning grant entry.

If required, additional shells may be purchased (up to a maximum of 2 per institution; USD 500.00 per shell).

All shell requests to be made by completing Pressbooks Shell Request Form.

Key Conference Dates in 2024

ALIA National Conference 

Date: 6-9 May 2024
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
Format: In-person
Theme: Truth and Dare
Submissions: Closed
Program: Available now

VALA Conference 

Date: 9-11 July 2024
Location: RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria
Format: In-person
Theme: Reiterated – Getting IT back to grass roots
Submissions: Closed
Program: TBA


IFLA Information Futures Summit

Date: 30 September - 3 October 2024
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Format: In-person
Theme: Stronger together
Submissions: Closed.

Open Education Conference

Date: 8-10 October 2024
Location: Online and in Providence, RI, United States
Format: In-person and online
Theme: It's About Time
Submissions: Open now. Closing Monday, April 15 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (GMT -7:00).

OE Global Conference

Date: 13-15 November 2024
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland
Format: In-person
Theme: Open is Everyone’s Business
Submissions: Open now. Closing 20 May 2024.

IATUL conference

Date: 24-28 November 2024
Location: University of Auckland, Auckland Central, New Zealand
Format: In-person
Theme: The voices of all
Submissions: Opening 4 February 2024. Closes 17 May 2024.


ASCILITE Conference

Date: 1-4 December 2024
Location: The University of Melbourne, Australia
Format: In-person
Theme: Navigating the Terrain: Emerging Frontiers in Learning Spaces, Pedagogies, and Technologies
Submissions: Opening 8 April 2024. Closes 7 July 2024.