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Institutional Repository Update #3

22 May 2014

Re: Institutional Repository (IR) Update #3

In late March, the Office announced that we had been asked to submit a Business Case to the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Administrative Service Delivery Transformation (ASDT) Steering Committee detailing how one-time ASDT seed funding could be leveraged to launch IRs at institutions around the province and bring cost avoidance and service value to individual institutions and the post secondary system for years to come.

The Office is pleased to inform you that we are hard at work on the Business Case and expect that a final Case will be submitted and presented to the ASDT Steering Committee at their June 22nd meeting.

To support the Business Case submission to the ASDT, the IR Concept Committee will be bringing forward a request for endorsement from CPSLD at next week’s meeting on the Island. The more support the collaborative IR project has from you, the better our chance of receiving grant funding. We will look forward to hearing the outcomes of those discussions.

As noted in past updates, the ASDT Steering Committee is comprised on VPs of Finance from post-secondary institutions around the province. Some of them may contact you with questions about this exciting initiative. You are, of course, encouraged to contact us at any time with questions you might have about the IR project. We’re happy to provide you with the information you need to educate your stakeholders and administration about the value of working collaboratively on IRs.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information from us. In the mean time, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Anita or myself.

Many thanks as always, and we’ll be in touch!

Kind regards,

Leigh Anne Palmer
BC Electronic Library Network
Phone: 778.782.5440
Email: leighannep@ehlbc.ca

Anita Cocchia
BC Electronic Library Network
Phone: 778.782.7002
Email: anitac@eln.bc.ca