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Qwidget Mobile! 

AskAway libraries are beginning to go mobile, with Qwidget Mobile! Details are available on the AskAway blog. ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 07-Sep-2010
CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections adds over 2,000 titles 

The CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections have grown by more than 2,000 titles over the past year, to a current total of 8,722 high quality open access or free journals and magazines.

For a list of the collections, links to the A to Z title list and downloadable title ... More
Category: Resource SharingUpdated: 02-Sep-2010
BC ELN Connect November 2010 

November 1, 2010To: BC ELN ContactsFrom: BC ELN OfficeRe: BC ELN Connect November 2010The November 2010 issue of BC ELN Connect is now available: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1851&printformat=1This issue focuses on Public Performance Rights [PPR].  Dive into this issue to find out:Whether or not the BC ELN PPR licenses cover student 'movie nights';How ... More
Category: About BC ELNUpdated: 01-Sep-2010
BC ELN Resources Forum and Ranking Survey 

October 27, 2010To:        BC ELN Collections Development TeamCc:        BC ELN Library DirectorsFrom:    Korinne Hamakawa, BC ELNRe:        BC ELN Resources Forum and Ranking Survey*** ACTION REQUIRED BY Friday, November 12th, 2010 ***BACKGROUNDThe BC ELN deploys two primary mechanisms, the Resources Forum and the Ranking Survey, to solicit library ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 01-Aug-2010
BC ELN Partner Library FTE Counts - 2010/2011 

July 7, 2010To:        BC ELN Library DirectorsCc:        BC ELN Collections Development TeamFrom:    Anita Cocchia, BC ELNRe:        BC ELN Partner Library FTE Counts - 2010/2011The updated Partner Library FTEs are now available at:http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1772These numbers are used in licence negotiations with vendors and for the BC ELN cost sharing ... More
Category: Partner LibrariesUpdated: 07-Jul-2010
BC ELN Connect July 2010 - Now Available 

The July 2010 issue of BC ELN Connect is now available: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1824&printformat=1This issue focuses on Resource Sharing.  Dive into this issue to read about:    -Why you should know about SFU's award-winning reSearcher Suite, an open-source tool for locating and managing electronic information resources;     -Answers to common questions about how ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 06-Jul-2010
Announcing the New Undergraduate Foundation Collection (UFC) 

Thrilling news: the Undergraduate Foundation Collection (UFC) will continue for another two years! The UFC is a suite of essential, foundational databases for meeting the needs of undergraduate learners from the smallest college to the largest university. It was originally launched in 2008 on a two-year license term thanks to ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 05-Jul-2010
Public Library AskAway Now Closed 

It is with great sadness that we report the final closure of Public Library AskAway at 5PM June 30th.

Post-Secondary AskAway, which serves college and post-secondary students in British Columbia, remains in place. It is funded by its libraries in partnership with BCcampus, a collaborative online learning agency that ... More
Category: Projects & InitiativesUpdated: 30-Jun-2010
Revised ICOLC Statement on the Global Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Consortial Licenses 

The International
Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is reissuing its Statement on the
Global Economic Crisis and its Impact on Consortial Licenses to
update information providers on the state of library and library
consortia budgets in 2010. The statement has been endorsed by 120
library consortia around the world to date, including BC Electronic
Library Network. ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 22-Jun-2010
EBSCOhost Default Setting Updates 

July 14, 2010 *Note: To opt-out, you must complete the online form by July 31st.  The form can be found here: http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/relevancyranking.php Forwarded on behalf of Marcie Brown, EBSCO Publishing: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We have some important news concerning changes to two default settings on the EBSCOhost user ... More
Category: DatabasesUpdated: 01-Jun-2010