In January 2006, the consortium called the Electronic Health Library of BC (e-HLbc) was formed to purchase province-wide access to selected online health knowledge resources (databases, indexes, abstracts and full-text journals). e-HLbc was officially launched on April 1st, 2006. (Click here to view the official launch video.)
Establishment of the Consortium was made possible:
- through the individual and collective contributions of librarians and administrators from both the academic and health care sectors;
- by a significant financial contribution from the BC Ministry of Health Services; and
- by the expertise and support provided through the established electronic library consortium in the post-secondary education system (BC ELN).
Who is involved in this initiative?
Membership in the consortium is composed of the 6 BC health authorities, 24 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions, 3 provincial ministries, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. The strategic directions of e-HLbc are set by a steering committee of librarians and educators from these members. For a detailed list please visit our Steering Committee webpage.