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BC ELN also produces online newsletters for the overall organization and for individual service areas (e.g. AskAway, Arca, etc.). See the menu at right to explore past issues.

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The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training has confirmed BC ELN's annual budget allocation of $485,417 for 2018/19. The Ministry appreciates BC ELN's "continued commitment to post-secondary education, providing excellent opportunities for students and supporting British Columbia's economy." Thanks goes to the Ministry and BC ELN partner libraries for all the support - funding, staff time, input, and feedback. We look forward to yet another productive year!

 

 

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for December 2017, and the full set of records for 2017, are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

The December 2017 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full set and additions) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Many thanks to Linda Woodcock and Cleire Lauron (KPU), and Sarah Ogden (VIU).

Questions? Contact Sunni Nishimura.

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for September, October & November 2017 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

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BC ELN and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) at the University of British Columbia Library are pleased to announce a partnership to allow successful past and future British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP) grant recipients the option of hosting their digitized material on Arca, BC's collaborative digital repository.

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for August 2017 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

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We're pleased to announce that Columbia College has joined AskAway! 31 institutions are now working together to bring collaborative chat reference to learners across the province.

Columbia College is an international private college located in Vancouver and is an Associate Member of BC ELN.

Institutions across Canada can now benefit from full access to Frontier Life: Borderlands Settlement and Colonial Encounters, a digital collection of primary sources offering a glimpse into Canada’s unique historic past.

The August 2017 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full set and additions) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Many thanks to Linda Woodcock and Cleire Lauron (KPU), and Sarah Ogden (VIU).

Questions? Contact Sunni Nishimura.

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for May, June and July 2017 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

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e-HLbc is pleased to announce the launch of the new Strategic Plan for 2017-2022. The Strategic Plan is now available on the website at http://ehlbc.ca/about-us/strategic-plan

e-HLbc's annual report, the 2016 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 celebration of its 10th anniversary and the launch of its strategic planning process to set priorities for the next five years. Happy reading!

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for December 2016, and the full set for 2016, are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

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The Arca Actions & Achievements 2016 report is now available!

This year's Actions and Achievements report highlights Arca's tremendous growth over the year and demonstrates the value Arca generates for post-secondary institutions and researchers across the province. The report shines a spotlight on several Arca participants, including Northwest Community College, Douglas College, and Camosun College.

The AskAway Actions & Achievements 2016 report is now available!

In this year's Actions & Achievements, we look back on 10 years of AskAway, celebrate the success of 2016, and set our sights to the future. The report also highlights how AskAway delivers ongoing value to libraries, learners, and researchers across the province.

The WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2016 report is now available!

In this report, you'll hear from some of the people who are a part of the WriteAway community and learn how the service is making a difference for students, instructors, and institutions across BC. You'll also learn about key achievements made in the past year that will ensure service vitality as well as how WriteAway is planning for the future.

The March 2017 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full set, deletions and additions) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Many thanks to Linda Woodcock and Cleire Lauron (KPU), and Sarah Ogden (VIU).

Questions? Contact Sunni Nishimura.

The Ministry of Advanced Education has confirmed BC ELN's annual budget allocation of $485,417 for 2017/18. The Ministry thanks BC ELN for its "continued commitment to post-secondary education, providing excellent opportunities for students and supporting British Columbia's economy." Appreciation goes to the Ministry and BC ELN partner libraries for all the support - funding, staff time, input, and feedback. We look forward to yet another productive year!

The OutLook OnLine Actions & Achievements 2016 report is now available!

The report highlights the benefits realised from a centralised approach to supporting OutLook OnLine through the OLOL Administrative Centre. It includes a focus on value, key achievements, and future activities. It also includes a visual representation of how OLOL facilitates a patron's journey from having an item in-mind to in-hand.

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