2002: Technological Advances
In 2002, HKN retired its mirrored servers at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, and the CD-ROM technology that was used to deliver its resources to libraries across Alberta, and migrated to a web-based system accessible via IP-authentication. Its offerings grew from six bibliographic databases on the Ovid platform to nineteen full-text journals, books, and bibliographic databases. These advances changed the way that searchers accessed health resources making it seamless and timely: the right information and the right time and when they need it.
2002 also marks the year HKN becomes full-cost recovery, and no longer relies on the in-kind contributions of the Partner Universities.