Principles and Guidelines for Australian Higher Education Libraries: capturing value

<p>In this paper, a new framework, the Council of Australian University Librarians' <i>Principles and Guidelines for Australian higher education libraries (2016</i>), is introduced. Its purpose is to describe and assess the contribution of libraries to academic and research endeavour. It articulates Library value through major strategic priorities, each with high-level value statements or Principles and a suite of associated Guidelines<i>. </i>The framework marks a new generation of Library value and impact tools. Coupling the framework with associated performance indicators, library directors and stakeholders can be better informed of library value.</p>