Principles and Guidelines for Australian Higher Education Libraries: capturing value

In this paper, a new framework, the Council of Australian University Librarians' Principles and Guidelines for Australian higher education libraries (2016), 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. 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.