Recommendation

After extensive investigation and consultation with all partner libraries, the BC ELN Steering Committee recommends that the Common Suite be restructured to include the following products:

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
  • CBCA Complete (ProQuest)
  • Canadian Newsstream Complete (ProQuest)

Monies to license these shared resources will come from the existing spend from the ASC, BSC, CBCA, and Canadian Newsstand licenses. No additional funding is necessary.

In order to address historical imbalances in spend for ASP, institutions that have historically paid more than their peer institutions for ASP will be able to upgrade or opt in to new products from a predefined list from EBSCO and ProQuest at no extra cost.

Even if your institution is not one of those who has paid more for ASP, you will also have the opportunity to upgrade or opt into these resources; however, additional funds will be necessary.

For more information on the approach, shared resources, upgrades / options, and other information, please explore the rest of the Common Suite Web. Check back frequently for updated and new content. 

 

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