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Since 2006, eHLbc has contracted the BC Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) as its Administrative Centre to provide the necessary staffing and infrastructure for the consortium's operations. eHLbc members pay a membership fee to cover Administrative Centre costs such as staffing, hosting fees, meeting and teleconferences, newsletters and reports, clerical and technical support, website maintenance, and strategic planning. The fee is based on the cost of 1.5 FTE for the eHLbc Manager and additional staff support.
For 2018-2022, eHLbc has moved to a four-year Membership Pledge, based on the four-year Core Suite license term. See the 2018-2022 Membership Pledge for the benefits and responsibilities of membership as well as individual membership costs.
Full Member fees cover the base operational and administrative costs of the consortium. Full Members commit to annual membership fees over a four-year period. Member fees are split evenly between the Post-Secondary and Health sectors.
Post-Secondary Member fees are calculated at approximately $0.31 per FTE, within a minimum of $650 and a maximum of $11,000.
The Health sector division of costs is based on the BC Ministry of Health's allocation of the global health care budget. It additionally includes the Ministries of Health and of Children and Family Development and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC: 4.6%
- Fraser Health Authority: 21.5%
- Interior Health Authority: 13.0%
- Island Health Authority: 14.6%
- Ministry of Health / Ministry of Children and Family Development: 4.6%
- Northern Health Authority: 4.6%
- Provincial Health Services Authority: 15.7%
- Vancouver Coastal Health Authority / Providence Health Care: 21.3%
Affiliate Member fees cover the special projects and extraordinary expenses of the consortium. Affiliate Members renew their membership and commit to fees on an annual basis.
Affiliate membership fees are calculated at approximately $0.31 per FTE or headcount, within a minimum of $650 and a maximum of $1,000.
Terms of Payment
Member organizations will be invoiced for membership fees every year in April or May. See Billings for member invoices and payment instructions.