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August 24, 2020

Burnaby, B.C., August 24, 2020 – Past, present, and future BC History Digitization Program (BCHDP) grant recipients have access to free, sustainable, standards-based hosting for their online collections into 2025 thanks to an extension of the BCHDP-Arca Hosting Initiative.

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August 4, 2020

BC ELN is proud to share its newest service area newsletter: The Arc, "A Bridge to Arca".

The Arc will keep all Arca partners and the BC ELN community at large informed about what's new and on the horizon for Arca, BC's collaborative digital repository.

Read the inaugural issue: https://conta.cc/31mzl6p

 

July 13, 2020

The latest BC Open Textbook (2nd Quarter June 2020) and provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records up to April 2020, including the complete 2019 set, are now available for free download.

Questions? Contact Myfanwy Postgate, Coordinator, BC ELN

May 14, 2020

Join us for the 6th annual BCELN EBSCO day event!

  • In light of the current global situation this year’s event will be virtual,  taking place on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm via WebEx.
  • The early morning session will cover the content side of things along with the latest in FOLIO ERM developments. The late morning session will be an overview of the latest EDS UX enhancements (including a live demo), ebook interface updates and the benefits of having OER and DRM free ebooks for faculty all in one easy to search interface.
Cover of Arca Actions & Achievements 2019 report; image shows a women pointing at and looking at her laptop screen.
May 11, 2020

The Arca Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • The value of Arca for participating organizations, students, and researchers
  • A unique collection of local cookbooks
  • A quote from a very happy researcher
  • A look ahead to 2020
Cover of Illume Actions & Achievements 2019 report; image shows two young children reading a book outside in a field.
May 11, 2020

The Illume Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • Software infrastructure improvements
  • New branding look and feel
  • A look ahead to 2020
Image of the cover of the AskAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report: A photo of a person smiling and working on a laptop.
May 6, 2020

The AskAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • AskAway's value for learners, educators, and researchers
  • New chat reference software and extended service hours
  • What's ahead for 2020
Image of the cover of the WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report: A photo of a woman looking at her laptop.
April 29, 2020

The WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • The service's refreshed look and feel
  • The difference WriteAway makes for students
  • What's ahead for 2020

 

 

Download the report at:

https://bceln.ca/sites/default/files/reports/Actions_Achievements_WriteAway_2019_0.pdf

Image of the cover of the Innovation & Success 2019 Report: A photo of a woman looking at her computer while holding a book.
March 25, 2020

We are proud to share the 2019 BC ELN Innovation & Success report.

In these turbulent times, we think it's as important as ever to emphasize the power of collaboration. This report highlights the incredible benefits BC ELN delivers with its core areas: collaborative licensing, resource sharing, learning support, and shared services, thanks to the cooperation of partner libraries.

March 16, 2020

 

**Last Updated: July 10, 2020**

As work and educational priorities shift in response to COVID-19, BC ELN recognizes that institutions have largely moved to online modes of service delivery.

BC ELN resources and services are viable options to support institutions during this disruption. For the most part, we do not anticipate interruptions for members. The BC ELN team is currently working remotely, and staff monitor services from home. We are available as usual through phone and email.

February 19, 2020

The 4th Quarter (up to December) 2019 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full sets and additions in RDA) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Questions? Contact Myfanwy Postgate.

February 7, 2020

We're excited to announce that our Permissions Project is now complete and new licensing information is now easily accessible on the BC ELN website for over 65 reseouces.

BC ELN is committed to strengthening its licensing program and supporting partner libraries by clearly communicating the terms and conditions of access to licensed resources that are negotiated on their behalf. The purpose of the Permissions Project was to expand and sharpen the licensing information included on the BC ELN website.

January 29, 2020

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for October and November 2019 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

December 19, 2019

BC ELN and COPPUL are pleased to welcome Emily Carr University of Art + Design into COPPUL's WestVault preservation network. Thanks to the work of Brandon Weigel, Manager of BCELN's Arca digital repository program, and COPPUL's former CDSN coordinator, Corey Davis, COPPUL and BC ELN have entered into an informal agreement with BCELN to allow members of Arca  to use the COPPUL WestVault services, and vice versa.  The Arca platform fully automates the deposit of repository content into COPPUL's WestVault LOCKSS-based preservation network.

December 12, 2019

Dive into AskAway news with the AskAway Chat Box December 2019:

  • New service hours a success
  • Launching new chat reference software LibraryH3lp
  • Learn more about the Advisory Committee
  • Investigating proactive chat
  • Transitioning to APA 7th edition

Read this issue

November 19, 2019

The British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) invites applications for a continuing Librarian position.

Reporting to the BC ELN Executive Director, the Librarian works as part of a team responsible for planning, developing, and implementing innovative projects in support of BC ELN and its service areas. The Librarian’s primary responsibility is to oversee the coordination and promotion of BC ELN electronic database services, including those of the Electronic Health Library of BC (eHLbc).

November 13, 2019

The 3rd Quarter (up to September 25th) 2019 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full sets and additions in RDA) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Questions? Contact Sunni Nishimura.

October 9, 2019

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for July and August 2019 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

September 18, 2019

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for June 2019 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

August 1, 2019

Illume word with lightbulb as the dot on the i. Below is the tagline Discover BC Libraries.

Burnaby – OutLook OnLine, the technical and support infrastructure that underpins resource sharing throughout much of BC, has been rebranded as Illume. The adoption of a new name for this long-standing provincial interlibrary loan service coincides with a major upgrade of the underlying software, SHAREit, which migrated to version 6 in early July.

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