What are we trying to accomplish with the common suite?

While there were a number of criteria being used in the formulation of the common suite there are two primary goals at the forefront - the BC ELN common suite must (a) bring financial benefits to individual partner libraries in terms of cost savings as well as (b) provide a baseline equity of resources across the province. Without the common suite all institutions would pay more for their individual subscriptions to these products that we have heard they would license independently, and the current baseline equity across the system would disappear, leaving many students with significantly reduced access to content.