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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

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

BC ELN resources and services are viable options to support institutions during this transition. 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.

July 31, 2019

The latest BC Open Textbook (2nd Quarter June 2019) and provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for May 2019 are now available for free download.

Questions? Contact:

May 29, 2019

Just released: WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2018!
Read about:

  • The benefits to participating institutions and students
  • The year's accomplishments and projected financials
  • What's ahead for 2019

Download the report at: https://bceln.ca/sites/default/files/reports/Actions_Achievements_WriteAway_2018.pdf

May 15, 2019

The AskAway Actions and Achievements 2018 is now available.

This year’s report features:

May 8, 2019

Burnaby, British Columbia - The British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) is pleased to announce that LibraryH3lp has been selected as the new software platform to support AskAway, B.C.’s award-winning post-secondary chat reference service. Beginning May 13, 2019, students, educators, and researchers across the province will be able to access the AskAway service via LibraryH3lp.

May 7, 2019

Arca Actions & Achievements 2018 is now available!

In addition to highlights of the year and a financial breakdown, this year's report shares stories from our Arca community. Read about:

March 21, 2019

We invite you to read about BC ELN’s impact on the post-secondary sector and beyond in the Innovation & Success 2018 report, available at: https://bceln.ca/about/bceln-reports/innovation-success

January 21, 2019

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for September, October & November 2018 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

Points to the Past
January 8, 2019

Grab a coffee and join us for a 30-minute webinar on Points to the Past!

Points to the Past (pointstothepast.ca) is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content and available barrier-free to all of BC and Yukon.

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