In 1994, the Australian Federal Government, through its Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching (CAUT), established, as a three year trial, a nationwide network of "clearing houses", modelled on the CTI project in Britain, for the collection and dissemination of teaching materials throughout the whole Australian university system.
The Australian network is smaller and tighter than its British counterpart, and groups of disciplines are collected in multi-disciplinary centres. A clearing house for all sciences was awarded to The University of Sydney. UniServe Science caters for Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics and Psychology. The other clearing houses in the network are: Engineering at the University of Wollongong, Health at the University of Newcastle, Law at the Australian National University, Humanities and Social Sciences at R.M.I.T., and a coordinating centre at the Australian National University.
The activities of UniServe Science include:
CAL-laborate Volume 1 October 1997
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