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Progress Report - October 2009 - March 2010

Complete BC ELN Strategic Plan, including Vision, Mission and Values 2006-2011, Strategies, Outcomes / Milestones and Yardsticks of Success (2006 - 2008), and Strategic Plan Refresh 2009-2011 available at http://www.eln.bc.ca/view. php?id=1275

Highlights of the Progress Report

Membership:Following an 18-month pilot, the BC ELN Steering Committee endorsed Quest University Canada (QUC) as a BC ELN Associate Member. QUC is currently participating in AskAway and database licensing.

Communications: At the request of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (ALMD), BC ELN submitted the 2009 Innovation & Success Report for use in Ministry budget deliberations. The Report placed an emphasis on accountability for current base spending and ‘showing our value’, and included the 2010/2011 budget request. http://www.eln.bc.ca/Innovation_Success_Report_2009.pdf

Database Licensing: BC ELN renewed 34 products from October to April. Included were 5 BC ELN-led major Consortia Canada license renewals, including most notably the LexisNexis license, a coast-to-coast license with over 100 participating libraries and a total value of over $1 million; the expanded participation resulted in lower costs to BC ELN libraries versus the previous year.

Collaborations & Initiatives:

Bold Step 1: Enhancing our Services

Strategy 1.1 Learner Resources (Licensing) (see also 2.3 Expanded Learning Resources Strategy)

Strategy 1.2 BC Library Collections Gateway (Resource Sharing)

Strategy 1.3: AskAway: Post-secondary Virtual Reference

Strategy 1.4 Information Literacy

Strategy 1.5 Feature Film/Public Performance Rights Licensing

Bold Step 2: Build the BC Library: Collaborations and Initiatives

Strategy 2.1: Multi-sector Library Initiatives

Strategy 2.2: Electronic Health Library of BC (e-HLbc)

Strategy 2.3: Expanded Learning Resources (Undergraduate Foundation Collection)

Strategy 2.4: Coordinated National Licensing

Strategy 2.5: Post-secondary Reciprocal Borrowing Strategy

Bold Step 3: Develop Digital Collections

Strategy 3.1: Facilitate the Creation of Digital Collections

Bold Step 4: Raising our Profile and Strengthen our Infrastructure

Strategy 4.1: Target communication for different audiences

Strategy 4.2: Strengthen our Infrastructure

Strategy 4.3: Membership Criteria