How are the Completes for Academic Search and Business Source priced?

Within the modified proposal, one Complete upgrade is included in each institution's base cost (no new spend is needed). Each institution can choose whether to upgrade to Academic Search Complete or Business Source Complete based on their needs and priorities. A second optional upgrade is available for additional cost (new spend is needed). After recent negotiations, the second upgrade has been discounted a further 20% off of the consortial prices posted on the Common Suite Web. The model the vendor is using is based on institution type (2 year/ 4 year) and FTE. Note, if your institution strives to upgrade both products, because Academic Search Complete is the larger, more expensive product, it would be wise to choose that upgrade as part of your common suite. In doing so, you will leave a smaller amount to pay for the second upgrade.

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