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What's New

BC Books Online Launched 

BC Books Online, a unique and unprecedented e-book collection, is up and running as of today at 12 libraries.

The collection, a one year beta of which was launched on May 12, includes of a broad range of non-fiction titles from BC publishers that focuses on the genres of ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 17-May-2010
New ADM Post Secondary Education 

April 28, 2010To:        BC ELN ContactsFrom:    BC ELN OfficeRe:        New ADM Post Secondary Education ***Forwarded from Philip Steenkamp, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Advance Education and Labour Market Development*** I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Zacharias to the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Post Secondary Education.  Mark ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 28-Apr-2010
BC History Digitization Program: 2010 Recipients Announced 

BC History Digitization Program: 2010 Recipients AnnouncedA handful of First Nations projects and the first out-of-province initiative are among the successful recipients of the 2010/11 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) awards.The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006. It provides matching funds ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 14-Apr-2010
News From EBSCO about NetLibrary 

March 19, 2010 Interesting News from EBSCO about NetLibrary:  Dear EBSCOhost Customers, If you currently purchase eBooks or have considered adding eBooks to your collection, we hope this email comes as exciting news to you.  Effective Wednesday, March 17th, EBSCO Publishing and OCLC finalized an agreement whereby EBSCO has acquired NetLibrary, a ... More
Category: DatabasesUpdated: 09-Apr-2010
December 2009 BC ELN Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 

March 16, 2010To:      BC ELN Steering CommitteeFrom: BC ELN OfficeRe:     December 2009 BC ELN Steering Committee Meeting Minutes The final version of the December 11, 2010 BC ELN Steering Committee meeting is now available at: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1797To download the PDF and/or view previous BC ELN minutes, go to http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=130  ... More
Category: About BC ELNUpdated: 29-Mar-2010

Renewal pricing is now available for ProQuest's ABI/INFORM database. The BC ELN license covers two versions of ABI/INFORM: Global and Complete. From the vendor's website:

ABI/INFORM Global is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth coverage for over 3,040 publications, with more than 2,060 available ... More
Category: Trials & RenewalsUpdated: 16-Mar-2010
AskAway: Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Available 

The final version of the minutes from the January 29th AskAway Advisory Committee meeting are now available for download:


Sunni Nishimura
BC ELN Virtual Reference Coordinator
Email: sunnin@eln.bc.ca
Phone: 778.782.6937 ... More
Category: Projects & InitiativesUpdated: 04-Mar-2010
Hold the Date! BC Digitization Event - Tuesday, June 15th 

April 14, 2010To:        BC ELN Library DirectorsFrom:    BC Digitization CoalitionRe:        Hold the Date!   BC Digitization Event - Tuesday, June 15thHold the date! On June 15 there will be a digitization event in Vancouver, tentatively titled:    "Digitization Update: National and Provincial Collaborations"Topics the session will cover include:- Carolynne Presser, ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 01-Mar-2010
UPDATED: Power Shutdown on Sunday, May 16 

MAY 11 UPDATE: SFU Library has confirmed that they will have a secondary power source in place to enable continued access to all of SFU Library hosted services including the Godot link resolver, CUFTS, and the CJDB. Therefore they feel that reSearcher services should be available on May 16. They ... More
Category: AnnouncementsUpdated: 01-Mar-2010
Library Book Shipping Tool Update 

February 18, 2010Thanks to  Nancy Stuart, University of Victoria, for bringing this to our attention.From:  http://www.cla.caLibrary Book Shipping Tool UpdateNews from CLA ~ (January 22, 2010)Attn: All libraries using Postage Meters as method of payment On December 14, 2009, Canada Post announced that the Library Book Rates would remain unchanged ... More
Category: Resource SharingUpdated: 18-Feb-2010