CAVAL is a member-based organisation anticipating, offering and developing services in partnership with university libraries to support the integration and access of information resources for teaching, learning and research. This will increasingly be achieved by working in the context of a digital environment. CAVAL is owned jointly by the Vice-Chancellors of the following Australian universities:. Swinburne University of Technology. The University of Melbourne. The University of New South Wales.
CAVAL collects and publishes the annual library statistical collection for a number of groups of libraries. This enables them to create historical collections of data that can assist in management decisions, in benchmarking and in making submissions for grant monies. The Online Statistics web interface is a powerful tool for producing reports and analyses from a statistical database. Developing flexible comparison of selected libraries across selected years. Council of Australian University Librarians).