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Progress Report - October 2014 - March 2015

Highlights of the Progress Report

Supporting Access to Resources

Facilitating Learning Support Services

Digital and Open Access Initiatives

Ensuring BC ELN Sustainability

Bold Step 1:    Increasing the Format and Content Range of Online Resources

Strategy 1.1 Grow Learner Resources (Collaborative Collection of High Quality Resources)
Maintain and expand collaborative collection of learner resources to include more content and a wider variety of formats, including streaming video and ebooks.



e-HLbc Administrative Centre:

Strategy 1.2 Foster BC Library Collections Gateway
Support and expand the provincial resource sharing network.


Bold Step 2:  Facilitating Learning Commons Services

Strategy 2.1: Support AskAway Collaborative Virtual Reference Service
Maintain and coordinate the provincial post-secondary collaborative virtual reference service AskAway.


Strategy 2.2: Explore opportunities to facilitate additional learning commons services
Actively seek opportunities to participate in the development and support of learning commons services, such as the WriteAway Collaborative Virtual Writing Service, Virtual Study Rooms, or Resumé Writing / Career Services.

Progress: WriteAway Coordination

Bold Step 3:  Supporting Province-Wide Digitization and Scholarly Communication Initiatives

Strategy 3.1: Connect Learners, Educators & Researchers with Digital Collections
Contribute leadership and coordination to provincial and national digitization projects in cooperation with other groups such as the BC Digitization Coalition and Canadiana.org.


Strategy 3.2: Articulate & Implement Open Access Archives Strategies
Articulate and implement appropriate role for BC ELN in managing open access archives (e.g. Institutional Repositories, Learning Object Repositories) and supporting adoption by BC ELN partners.


Bold Step 4: Ensuring a Relevant, Responsive and Sustainable BC ELN

Strategy 4.1: Strengthen our Infrastructure
Ensure that the BC ELN Office has the human and financial resources needed to meet its Strategic Vision Goal effectively and efficiently.


Strategy 4.2:  Communicate Effectively
Develop and refine BC ELN communications through targeting messages and marketing for diverse audiences.