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Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL)

The Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) is a Committee of Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara.

CONZUL’s objective is to act collectively to improve how knowledge is created, preserved and shared to support excellence in learning, teaching and research. The focus on Open Scholarship and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) scholarly practices underpinning research integrity, respect for taonga and indigenous knowledge, and efficient dissemination to the university community and the NZ public is embodied in CONZUL’s Statement on Open Scholarship. CONZUL’s research into the current state of Open Access in NZ Universities (2019) is published as an Infographic and accompanying Environmental Scan.  

CONZUL supports programmes that facilitate the sharing of knowledge, resources and enabling NZ university libraries to purchase resources collaboratively, including:

CONZUL collected New Zealand University Library Statistics from 1999-2009. From 2010 the statistics are available on the CAUL statistics website.

Key UNZ contact

Annette Beattie, Portfolio Manager - Cross-sector Projects

Committee members:

  • Linda Palmer (Chair), Massey University
  • Sue Roberts, University of Auckland
  • Kim Tairi, AUT
  • Ross Hallett, University of Waikato
  • Janet Fletcher, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Anne Scott (Deputy Chair), University of Canterbury
  • Roger Dawson, Lincoln University
  • Howard Amos, University of Otago