The Alberta Public Library Network aims to provide equitable access to a broad range of resources for all Albertans, as determined by Government of Alberta priorities.
An Electronic Resources operational Policy was created in 2014 to establish principles and guidelines for the effective selection of provincial e-resources.
Library boards acquire electronic resources individually, in response to local needs. Other electronic resources are acquired at the provincial level and provided through the Public Library Network. This multi-tiered acquisition model allows local autonomy and decision making while also enabling efficiencies of scale and support of provincial objectives.
PLSB has created a three year plan for managing the provincewide econtent suite. It includes a description of our consultation process, a list of service priorities for decision-making and a timeline for acquiring or renewing e-resources.