July 2022
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Summer Updates from eHLbc
The first half of 2022 has been a busy one for eHLbc - keep reading for all the latest updates!

Four More Years of Access to Critical Health Resources
From health workers in northern Fort Nelson to medical researchers at UBC, all health care practitioners, students, and researchers need access to up-to-date, evidence-based health resources. Thanks to the Core Suite renewal, eHLbc has ensured this access for another four years. Collaboratively licensing the Core Suite supports eHLbc's primary goal of providing health care and post-secondary communities across BC and the Yukon with equitable access to critical electronic health resources.

Thank you to all eHLbc member organizations for your hard work during the Core Suite renewal. eHLbc members contributed their time and effort to the renewal process by providing input, reviewing information, and participating in Question & Answer sessions. Your commitment to collaborative licensing has ensured that over 600,000 students, researchers, and health care professionals have continued access to more than 750,000 journals, ebooks, videos, and point-of-care tools – all at the low cost of $4.80 per individual!

For a succinct overview of the Core Suite and the incredible value it provides to eHLbc members, please see the eHLbc Core Suite Infographic. More information can be found on the Core Suite Web (log in required). To access the Core Suite Web, log in to the website, select eResources in the top navigation menu, and select Core Suite in the right-hand menu.
Year in Review 2021 Now Available
eHLbc's annual report for 2021 is now available! Download at: Year in Review 2021.

eHLbc's six Core Values are woven throughout the Year in Review 2021. See below for a sample of how these Core Values are reflected in the consortium's work for 2021, then read the report to learn more! Year in Review 2021 includes strategic progress for the year, emerging projects, a summary of financial health, and much more.

An accessible version of the report, appropriate for folks with low vision, those using a screenreader, or those who prefer a lighter visual touch, is also available. Download at: Year in Review 2021 Accessible.
Through active participation with Consortia Canada in 2021, eHLbc collaborated with fellow Canadian consortia to secure low common inflationary renewal rates, license ConsortiaManager software, contact vendors in response to the SolarWinds data breach, and more.
In 2021 eHLbc took a proactive approach to gathering member input on licensing through the new product selection process. Through the eBox and Ranking Survey, member organizations were invited to nominate and rank resources to investigate for consortial licensing.
eHLbc’s new Learning Opportunities series was organized in response to survey feedback gathered in early 2021 regarding consortial interest in training. The Learning Opps series demonstrates eHLbc's responsiveness to member interests and information needs.
By renewing the Core Suite for the 2022-2026 license term, eHLbc has furthered its commitment to supporting equitable access to electronic health resources for BC and Yukon students, researchers, and health care professionals.
Year in Review reports on eHLbc’s activities in 2021, which were guided by the 2017-2022 strategic plan. Reporting on strategic progress helps keep the consortium accountable to stakeholders and in alignment with our stated vision and goals.
To ensure the sustainability of consortial licensing infrastructure, eHLbc investigated options for replacing outdated infrastructure in 2021. ConsortiaManager was selected for its efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, and customization options for eHLbc members.
ConsortiaManager Launch and Updates
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eHLbc is proud to announce that ConsortiaManager (CM), our new licensing and billing tool, has launched and is available to members! The launch was the culmination of months of consultation, migration, and orientation work since eHLbc and the BC Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) formed a joint transition team to steward the move to ConsortiaManager in February 2022.

The eHLbc Administrative Office supported members through the transition by offering ConsortiaManager training sessions, FAQ sessions, and staff "office hours" where members could bring their questions. The training sessions were well-attended, with 60+ total members across both eHLbc and BC ELN. Initial feedback from users has been positive, particularly in regards to platform functionality and ease of use.

Training documentation and the recorded member training session can be accessed in the ConsortiaManager platform under the "Help" section: https://consortiamanager.com/help_sections/index.

If you have any questions, contact Reba Ouimet, eHLbc Licensing Coordinator.
Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) Learning Opportunity
eHLbc member library staff had the opportunity to do a "deep dive" into Ovid’s Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) as part of eHLbc's most recent Learning Opportunity. This 50-minute webinar provided highlights and advanced search tips for EBMR ­– a suite of resources in evidence-based medicine that provides topic reviews, article reviews, and methodology reviews.

This event was the fourth in eHLbc's series of Learning Opportunities. These are 45-60-minute virtual learning sessions which provide training on eHLbc-licensed resources. Previous Learning Opportunities showcased Premier Human Anatomy Package Perceptual Adaptive Learning Module (PALMs), Premier Human Anatomy Primal Pictures, and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Health User Interface.

Missed this session or want to review what you learned? A recording of the Ovid EBMR virtual session, as well as previous eHLbc Learning Opportunities, is available on our website. To view the recordings, eHLbc members visit the Learning Opportunities page under Training & Support (log in required).

Stay tuned for more eHLbc Learning Opportunities and let the Administrative Centre know if you have any feedback or ideas for future sessions!

Turning Research into Practice with the Work Wellness Institute
eHLbc is pleased to welcome the Work Wellness Institute (WWi) as the newest Affiliate Member! Emma Hughes, Information Management Team Lead at WWi explains how eHLbc-licensed resources support the information needs of WWi staff as they pursue their mandate to "turn research into practice to support the creation and maintenance of safe, healthy, and inclusive workplaces."

The Work Wellness Institute is an applied research institute based in Burnaby that serves occupational health and safety, vocational rehabilitation, human resource, and disability professionals. For more information about the WWi, please visit: workwellnessinstitute.org.
With the inclusion of WWi, eHLbc has grown to 51 members, including 13 government/health professional organizations, 9 health authorities, and 19 post-secondary institutions.