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EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Renewal 2021-2022

Response Deadline: 
June 9, 2021

Subscription Term


July 1, 2021


June 30, 2022

Renewal pricing for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is now available.

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 (23 libraries), subscribers enjoy a 25% discount off of EDS prices. At 26 subscribers, that discount would rise to 30%.


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 three-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, 2020 represents the first year of this three-year term.
  2. Price increases - Prices will increase 2% each year.


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: 
Brandon Weigel