You are here Renewal 2021-2022

Response Deadline: 
August 6, 2021

Subscription Term


September 1, 2021


August 31, 2022

The BC ELN licence for, the streaming audio and video product from CBC and Radio-Canada is up for renewal. There has been no increase in per-FTE pricing from 2020/2021. Pricing may vary based on updated FTEs.

Institutions can also opt to add the following streaming news products at an additional cost: L'Actualité en revue (French), News in Review (English), National Geographic (English/French), and the BBC Channel (English/French). Each of the five products needs its own subscription. A library must subscribe to the base in order to add another component. 


May 13, 2021: The vendor has provided the following update: Authentication to the new Curio platform will be available in the four following cases: Institutional email address; Single sign-on (SSO); Proxy; IP Authentification. On campus, users will automatically access the platform via the IP address. However, with your institutional login, you can create a customized profile, organize content based on specific needs, share content with other users and use all the other functionalities offered on the Curio platform.

May 11, 2021: BC ELN has received and heard your feedback regarding the upcoming changes to Curio. As this is a ConCan renewal led and negotiated by BCI, the BCI lead is bringing this feedback to the vendor for discussion. Updates from discussion will be provided as they are given to us.

May 7, 2021: The CBC is launching a new platform for Curio, scheduled for August 2021. It is intended to be more user-friendly with regards to finding the content. The only written information we received regarding the new platform is contained in the two new 1-page brochures (English and French) in the "Supporting Documentation" section. BC ELN has been told that remote users will have to use their institutional email to access the content remotely. On-site access will be authenticated by IP address. This will address issues some libraries may have had with configuring EZProxy for use with Subscribing libraries were asked to provide updated contact, IP and domain information in order to facilitate the implementation of the new remote access accounts in early May. 

If any institutions cannot produce their usage stats using their access codes, please contact Veronica Barton or directly and she will produce the stats. 


IP Authentication
Remote Access

Additional Information

Curio’s catalogue is fairly dynamic and content is added on a weekly basis, and from time to time they lose rights to certain assets, principally acquisitions.

To ensure an up-to-date Curio catalogue, it is recommend downloading Curio’s MARC records on a regular basis. The catalogue is updated every day and many libraries download our records every 2 to 3 weeks. Curio offers MARC records for created, modified and deleted assets. More complete information is available in the Help Center, both here and here.

In addition, where applicable, the end-of-rights date for any given asset appears in field 541 of our MARC records.
If you or your members have any questions regarding content or cataloguing, you can contact Michaël at

Questions? Contact: 
Reba Ouimet