RCCC Builds Digital Library Database, Marks 20 Years

Feb 15th, 2007 | By | Category: 18-3: Building Prosperity, Tribal College News

The Red Crow Community College (RCCC, Alberta, Canada) Library has been involved in a 3-year, $33 million project called The Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library. This project will provide database access to all postsecondary institutes in Alberta, including six tribal colleges from the First Nations Adult and Higher Education Consortium.

The project is providing funds for a new library automation system called the SirsiDynix, training on the new system, four new computers for each institute (RCCC has 6 to serve a satellite campus), travel for training and meetings (including the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Library Institute), and assistance with automation of library collections.

So far, $800,000 has been budgeted to upgrade the library systems to enable electronic student access. With these upgrades the RCCC library will have access to almost $2 million in databases. The new systems will be formally turned on in a ceremony to be held sometime in 2007.
Mary Weasel Fat, RCCC library coordinator, is the First Nations college library representative on the core committee for the digital library project. The college celebrated its 20-year anniversary in September 2006.

For more info, contact Mary Weasel Fat, library coordinator at www.redcrowcollege.com, or at (403)737-2400, ext. 223.

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