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November 4th Provincial Digital Library (PDL) report

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February 12, 2016

It is with pleasure that we provide you with the November 4th Provincial Digital Library (PDL) report. Thanks to all of you that participated in a landmark meeting where stakeholders from diverse sectors and organizations gathered face to face to explore the possibilities of the PDL initiative.

A consolidated document that captures the key ideas discussed on that day may be found on a new web page dedicated to the PDL <https://bclaconnect.ca/provincial-digital-library-pdl/>. Our aim is to share the report broadly to generate more ideas and energy for the project.

On November 4th, participants identified that a future meeting should take place to extend the discussion to more stakeholders within the larger knowledge community, and to draw on provincial expertise to drill down to the challenges that may lie ahead. Save May 10th as the date for a follow-up meeting at the KPU Richmond campus. The date was selected in hopes that the BC Library Conference attendees could take advantage of the timing and location. Further details regarding the meeting are forthcoming.

At this time, we would also like to extend an invitation to join the planning committee for the May 10 event. It is expected that this planning committee will also serve as the interim governance team until a governance structure is formed. Those interested in joining the committee may respond to Annette DeFaveri, BCLA Executive Director at execdir@bcla.bc.ca indicating interest by February 29, 2016. Please note that within the report, other committees were identified as high priority and we expect a call out for those committees shortly. There are numerous opportunities for involvement and participation within the initiative moving forward.

The November 4th planning committee would like to thank NikNaz Kahnamoui, Amanda Gibbs and Tasha Henderson for their involvement in facilitating the November 4th meeting.  Please contact members of the planning committee listed below with questions.


Thank you,

Tim Atkinson, BC ELN PDL Resource Group | Vancouver Island University - Tim.Atkinson@viu.ca
Anita Cocchia, BC ELN Executive Director | BC ELN  anitac@eln.bc.ca
Caroline Daniels, BCLA President | Kwantlen Polytechnic University - caroline.daniels@kpu.ca
Annette DeFaveri, BCLA Executive Director | BCLA - execdir@bcla.bc.ca
Melanie Houlden, ABCPLD Chair and BCLC Chair | Surrey Public Library - MGHoulden@surrey.ca
Ben Hyman, BCLC Executive Director | BC Libraries Coop - ben.hyman@bc.libraries.coop
Simon Neame, BC Digitization Coalition Chair | University of British Columbia - simon.neame@ubc.ca
Debbie Schachter, CPSLD Chair | Douglas College - schachterd@douglascollege.ca