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Innovation & Success Report 2009 

BC ELN 2009 Innovation & Success Report Now Available

At the December 2009 Steering Committee meeting the BC ELN Office was tasked with creating an 'annual report' for submission to the Ministry. This report will be used in government's 2010/2011 budget deliberations. The focus of the report is accountability for ... More
Category: About BC ELNUpdated: 15-Feb-2010
AskAway Statistics for January - Now Available 

February 8, 2010 AskAway Statistics for January are now available on the Portal:http://www.eln.bc.ca/askaway/index.php?page=statisticsAskAway traffic continues to rise.  There has been a 34% increase in traffic since last January, with an average of 77.1 calls per day this January vs. 57.5 calls per day last January.  However, the service isn't currently as ... More
Category: Projects & InitiativesUpdated: 08-Feb-2010
QP LegalEze Renewal 

The renewal for QP Legaleze is now underway. Please see http://www.eln.bc.ca/trialrenewal/view.php?id=453 for details.

Just a reminder that as of last year the BC Laws portion of QP Legaleze is free. It consists of the unofficial current consolidation of BC Statutes and Regulations. For details, go to http://www.bclaws.ca/. The subscription ... More
Category: Trials & RenewalsUpdated: 01-Feb-2010
BC to partially rebate the HST for public post-secondary institutions 

 January 15, 2010To:        BC ELN DirectorsCc:        BC ELN Collection Development TeamRe:        Good news!: BC to partially rebate the HST for public post-secondary institutionsBC's Finance Minister Colin Hansen said yesterday that the BC government will provide partial rebates on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to public universities and ... More
Category: Database CostsUpdated: 15-Jan-2010
December 2009 BC ELN Connect Now Available 

The December 2009 issue of BC ELN Connect is now available!
This issue launches a new web-based format for the Connect, now more 'connected' for your reading pleasure!
In this issue you'll find:

Answers to your burning questions about BC ELN database licensing in our 'You Ask, We Answer' feature on database licensing;
What ... More
Category: About BC ELNUpdated: 01-Dec-2009
Laud a Librarian Contest Winners 

"There were many fantastic learning objects uploaded this fall, ranging from video tutorials on citation managers to multi-resource workshops on current awareness tools for graduate students. Uploaded objects included handouts, Powerpoint slideshows with audio, and animated videos."For full announcement and contest winners seehttp://sharelibraryresources.pbworks.com/Fall-2009-Contest-Winners ALPS LINK is a repository of learning objects ... More
Category: MiscUpdated: 01-Dec-2009
BC ELN Partner Library FTE Counts - 2009/2010 

November 17, 2009

The updated Partner Library FTEs are now available at: http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1772

Typically, Partner Library FTEs are updated in June/July when public post-secondary budget letters are issued to institutions. For fiscal 2009/2010, the official budget letters were delayed due to the timing of the provincial election. The ... More
Category: Partner LibrariesUpdated: 17-Nov-2009
Canadian Almanac and Directory / Canada Info Desk 2010 Renewal 

The BC ELN license for Canadian Almanac and Directory / Canada Info Desk is up for renewal for January 1 - December 31, 2010.

To RENEW, no response is required

To CANCEL or JOIN the license, please contact BC ELN by November 30, 2009.

Detailed information, including pricing, can be found at:


Questions? Let ... More
Category: Trials & RenewalsUpdated: 09-Nov-2009
AskAway: Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes Available 

The final version of the minutes from the September 25th 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-Nov-2009
Gale Cengage Literary Database / Literature Resource Center Renewal 

Pricing is now available for Gale Cengage Literary Database / Literature Resource Center.

To RENEW your current database selection, no action is required.

To CANCEL, UPGRADE to the Literature Resource Center or to become a NEW SUBSCRIBER, libraries should contact BC ELN by Wednesday, November 25, 2009.

Full details are ... More
Category: Trials & RenewalsUpdated: 04-Nov-2009