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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Renewal 2015-2016

Response Deadline: 
June 12, 2015

Subscription Term


July 1, 2015


June 30, 2016

Pricing is now available for EBSCO's Discovery Service (EDS).  Pricing given for health authorities and other health organizations without library catalogues represents a discount off of list price.  There is no increase over 2014/15 pricing.  Pricing for 2015/16 includes last year's 10% group participation discount.


Registration and schedules for live webinars highlighting the features and functionality of EDS can be accessed from the EBSCO Training Centre:


IP Authentication
Remote Access
Unlimited Authorized Users

Additional Information

  1. License Start Date - July 1, 2015 is the license start date. However, BC ELN has negotiated rolling implementation. That means that those institutions who join the EDS subscription early could get free access once EDS has been set up for their institutions.
  2. 3-Year Commitment - EBSCO has agreed to an annual license; however, to lock in these deep discounts, BC ELN and e-HLbc have negotiated a 3-year good faith commitment for participants. Of course, in the case of economic emergencies, institutions may drop at the annual renewal with no penalty.
  3. Price increases - BC ELN and e-HLbc have negotiated that price increases for EDS will be no more than 3% annually until 2017.
  4. Participation Discounts - Participation discounts will be locked in for 2 years after the 2014 response deadline. At the 2016 renewal, participation discounts will be re-evaluated.