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January 5, 2017

BC ELN is delighted to kick off the new year by launching BC ELN's Strategic Plan, 2016-2021. The Strategic Plan is now available on the website at

January 5, 2017

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for October and November 2016 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

Sunni Nishimura
Manager, BC ELN

November 30, 2016

BC ELN and the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer reciprocal repository and preservation services to their members.

Our common mandate to increase capacity for member libraries by leveraging collective resources and expertise is beautifully realised in this BC ELN-COPPUL partnership, which will put supported repository and preservation infrastructure within reach for all our libraries.
-BC ELN Executive Director Anita Cocchia

November 2, 2016

The BC Library Conference has sent out a Call for Proposals and Exhibitor and Sponsorship Registration is now open. The 2017 BC Library Conference will be held from April 19 to 21 at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

October 27, 2016

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for September 2016 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

Sunni Nishimura
Manager, BC ELN

October 25, 2016

Registration is now open for Code4Lib BC Unconference 2016. Code4Lib BC 2016 will be held at the UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room on December 1 & 2, 2016.

October 5, 2016

On October 3, 2016, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) released a call letter for the 2017-2018 funding cycle for the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP):

October 4, 2016

“Balancing perfection with agility in both planning and development.”
May 10th PDL Symposium, p. 3

We hope many of you had a relaxing summer and are now back into the swing of everything  that autumn brings. 

September 7, 2016

ORCID will be hosting a free full-day workshop in Vancouver on Friday, October 7. 

The theme of the meeting is "ORCID in the community", with talks on ORCID APIs, research information interoperability, ORCID at scale and platform integrations. There will be ample opportunity for networking and Q&A.  We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

To learn more and to register, visit 

July 26, 2016

e-HLbc's annual report, the 2015 Year in Review, was released today and is now available on the e-HLbc website. The report highlights several of e-HLbc's main achievements and activities over the past year, notably the consortium's successful acquisition of Elsevier's Clinical Skills and its expansion to 47 members. Happy reading!

July 5, 2016

A report from the Provincial Digital Library (PDL) May 10th Symposium is now available. BC ELN participated in the May 10th Planning Committee and attended the cross-sector symposium. The report captures discussions from the day and preliminary priorities for moving forward.

From the May 10th Planning Committee:

June 30, 2016

The Newfoundland Government has annouced that it will suspend its planned library closures until the plans are further reviewed. For more information see the CBC story.  Overwhelming public response to the decision was a major factor in suspending these closures. Advocacy works!

June 27, 2016

The Archives Association of BC recently announced that it will be holding the 3-day version of the Digital Preservation Management Workshop ( this October in Vancouver with funding from the Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

June 23, 2016

It was recently announced that Alexander Street Press will join the ProQuest family.

ANN ARBOR, MI, and ALEXANDRIA, VA – June 22, 2016 – Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. The companies’ complementary content assets will enable libraries, faculty and students to improve research and learning outcomes.

June 7, 2016

The 2015 Arca Actions & Achievements Report is now available.

This is the first Actions & Achievements report for Arca, and it highlights how Arca generates value for post-secondary institutions and researchers across the province. The report includes a partner profile, focus on value, achievements and outcomes for 2015, future activities, and highlights from Arca collections.

May 27, 2016

The 2015 AskAway Actions & Achievements Report is now available.

The report highlights how AskAway provides ongoing support to BC post-secondary learners and offers value to participating libraries. The report includes a service provider profile, focus on value, achievements and outcomes for 2015, and upcoming activities.

May 27, 2016

I’m very pleased to share the 2015 WriteAway Actions & Achievements report that details the value and support that BC’s post-secondary online tutoring service offers students and institutions.

March 3, 2016

The BC ELN Innovation & Success Report 2015 is now available.

The report highlights BC ELN's support BC post-secondary learners.  Included is a focus on value, outcomes of strategic goal activities, financial overview, management of risks & opportunities, and future activities.

For previous Innovation & Success Reports, please visit: 



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