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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Renewal 2019-2020

Response Deadline: 
June 14, 2019

Subscription Term


July 1, 2019


June 30, 2020

Renewal pricing for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and new pricing for Full Text Finder (FTF) as a stand alone product is now available.

EDS: The model pricing below represents a substantial discount off of list price. In addition, BC ELN has negotiated participation discounts for EDS. Based on current participation, subscribers that came on prior to 2017/18 will enjoy a 25% discount off of EDS prices. Subscribers that joined in recent years are benefitting from ramp up pricing.

FTF: Based on Partner Libraries' requests, BC ELN has negotiated standalone pricing for FTF.

This offer is complex. Please contact the Office with any questions you might have.


September 16, 2019: BC ELN has negotiated pricing for the inclusion of repositories in EDS. See the Pricing section for details.


IP Authentication
Remote Access
Unlimited Authorized Users

Additional Information

EDS Negotiation Background

Partner libraries who subscribe to EDS are agreeing to the following:

  1. 1 Year License with a 3-Year Commitment - EBSCO has agreed to an annual license; however, to lock in these deep discounts, BC ELN negotiated a 3-year good faith commitment for participants, as has been the case in the past. Of course, in the case of economic emergencies, institutions may drop at the annual renewal with no penalty. July 1, 2019 represents the beginning of the 3rd year of this 3 year term.
  2. Price increases - Except for those institutions that joined EDS lin 2017/18 with "ramp up pring", BC ELN has negotiated that price increases for EDS subscribers will be 0% in 2018/19 and 2% this year 2019/2020.

Helpsheets and Testimonials

EBSCO has provided BC ELN partner libraries with a helpsheet that details some of the advantages of working with EDS.

A number of current EDS subscribers in BC, and across Canada, have submitted testimonials detailing their experience with the product.

Learn more about how these libraries are using EDS to facilitate discovery of information resources:


We are aware that EBSCO and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) have joined together to enable tightly-integrated access between EDS and Innovative's Encore Synergy discovery platform, where Encore is the front end system for EDS content. Please note, we have been told that those institutions wishing to work with III on integrated access between Encore and EDS must negotiate with III individually. Those institutions will therefore not be subscribing through BC ELN, nor will they be counted towards the participation discount.

Questions? Contact: 
Myfanwy Postgate