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eBox and Ranking Survey FAQs

Will my organization be obligated to acquire the products I suggest?

Nominating a product will not oblige your organization to acquire that product.


How does eHLbc decide which products to investigate?

The results of the Ranking Survey will largely determine which products eHLbc investigates for consortial licensing. Other criteria considered in choosing the products to investigate further include content, functionality, technical requirements, cost, and management. Of course, the vendor or publisher must be willing to work with consortia. 


Will all my suggestions be considered for investigation?

All suggested products should meet the following criteria to be included in the Ranking Survey:


How many suggestions can I make?

There is no limit. You may add any number of suggestions to the eBox so long as you do so within the period the eBox is open.


Who can submit suggestions to the eBox?

All full and affiliate members are invited to participate in the new product selection process. All librarians and library staff may add suggestions to the e-Box, so please pass this information along to all appropriate staff at your organization. Any number of staff from a single member organization may add suggestions to the eBox. Please note, however, that only one representative from each organization can vote in the Ranking Survey for their organization's preferred products.


When can I submit suggestions to the eBox?

The Ranking Survey is held every two to three years. Members will be notified by email when the eBox is open. Prior to the launch of the Ranking Survey, you will have approximately two months to add new product suggestions to the eBox. Suggestions submitted after the closing date will not be considered for licensing during this round of product selection.