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Selection Strategy

Electronic resources are selected by the BC ELN consortium in a manner consistent with its mandate to pursue products and services that bring maximum benefit to the BC post-secondary system as a whole.

BC ELNís resource licensing strategy depends upon a distributed support environment that draws upon the strengths and abilities represented within BC ELN partner libraries. Proposals for electronic resource licensing originating from BC ELN partner libraries are assumed to be consistent with their mission and research goals. Designated partner library staff evaluate available electronic resources according to criteria reflecting the needs of their local institution.

BC ELN facilitates collaborative decision-making responsibilities regarding the licensing of electronic resources by following these underlying principles:

BC ELN's role in the selection process is:

Return to BC ELN Database Licensing Framework.