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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Renewal 2016-2017

Response Deadline: 
June 17, 2016

Subscription Term


July 1, 2016


June 30, 2017

Pricing is now available for EBSCO's Discovery Service (EDS). There is no increase over 2015/16 pricing.


The EDS subscription is a joint BC ELN / e-HLbc license. Both consortia receive the same group participation discount. Since last year, there have been a number of new BC ELN partner libraries join the license. Consequently, all participants will enjoy a 15% discount, up from last year's 10% discount.


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.