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Progress Report April 1, 2010 September 30, 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 2009-11 available at http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1275

Highlights of the Progress Report

Membership: Alexander College (AC) was welcomed as Associate Member after successful completion of a pilot. AC is currently participating in AskAway and database licensing. In September a series of web pages on Benefits and Responsibilities for BC ELN members was launched: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1816.

Steering Committee Terms of Reference and Procedures: After more than a year of partner library input and careful planning, new Steering Committee Terms of Reference were endorsed http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1688.

Database Licensing:BC ELN licensed 4 new products and renewed 44 products from April to September. BC ELN staff led the renewal of Oxford University Press products, a major national license with over 100 libraries participating across Canada.

Feature Film / Public Performance Rights Licensing: In 2009 the BC ELN Steering Committee approved a request that BC ELN take on the negotiation of the feature film public performance rights licenses. Almost all libraries saw a reduction in fees with the renewal of these licenses, even with the addition of a major new studio (HBO).

Collaborations & Initiatives:

Office staff changes: Heather Morrison began a one-year study leave on September 1, 2009 and her duties were temporarily reassigned to other office staff and contractors.

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 (Multi-Sector Bundle/Undergraduate Foundation Collection)

Strategy 2.4: Coordinated National Licensing

Strategy 4.3: Membership Criteria