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Benefits and Responsibilities for BC ELN Members

This page outlines the benefits, privileges, and responsibilities associated with BC ELN membership.


BC ELN serves as the catalyst for collaboration amongst the BC post-secondary libraries, helping individual partners achieve much more than they could independently. This translates into benefits on many levels.

Benefits For Learners, Educators, and Researchers

Financial Benefits for Partner Libraries

BC ELN coordinated services and licenses save BC post-secondary libraries both time and money allowing Partner Libraries to deliver superior library services in the most efficient way possible. Financial benefits include:

Administrative Benefits For Partner Libraries

Libraries receive additional benefits associated with the BC ELN office.

Privileges for Partner Libraries: Participation in Governance and Strategic Planning

BC ELN dependes on partner library participation in the governance of the consortium and in shaping its strategies and new initiatives.

Member Requirements and Responsibilities

BC ELN successes are a direct result of the synergies created by successful collobaration at all levels amongst its partners. It is important that all members embrace the vision, mission, core values, and principles of BC ELN. These are presented at http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1361.

BC ELN members must:

Further, all BC ELN members must:

Fees for Membership

Application and Assessment Fee Membership Fee

Specific Services: Fees and Requirements

  1. Partner Libraries participating in Research Database licensing must:

  2. Partner Libraries participating in the AskAway reference service must:

Terms of Payment