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SAGE Evidence Based Acquisition Program
Hosting thousands of titles, SAGE Knowledge includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, as well as business case studies, and streaming video - making this the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty.
SAGE Knowledge is the only eBook platform that has suggested links to other SAGE content, including SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Business Cases, and SAGE Journals. The platform provides all the flexibility and ease of use users have come to expect. Unlimited simultaneous usage of all titles and no physical digital rights management mean peace of mind however many users are on our site.
- Visually enhanced and responsive on all mobile phones and tablets
- A unified platform connecting related SAGE Video and SAGE Business Cases content
- Enhanced platform functionality and discoverability, including PDF print and download options at the chapter level
- New browse options as well as product specific search, enabling users to filter by search results, content type, publication date, and subject discipline
- Usability enhancements including seamless subject browse navigation
Last updated: November 22, 2021
This license is made available through a site license negotiated by several consortia: The Council of Prairies and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), The Alberta Library (TAL), and BC ELN.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is in the EBA content?
The EBA program provides access to more than 5,500 titles.
- Business & Management
- Health & Social Care
- Media & Communication
- Politics & International Relations
- Sociology Publishers
- CQ Press
- Professional Development Titles
Is it entirely evidence based, or do we pay with each access, or after a certain number of accesses?
Your library will pre-pay funds and SAGE will provide the library with access to the Complete SAGE Knowledge Collection Books, Reference and Navigator (5,000 + titles) for a period of 12 months. After that period, your library will choose which titles to own in perpetuity up to amount of your pre-paid fund. Your library also has the option to apply your pre-paid fund to eBook and eReference Collections.
Before your 12 month term ends, consult your usage report to finalize a customized package purchase. Spend your deposit on the content you need and want. The prepaid price is then to be spent to purchase titles at the end of the EBA term. Schools have access to detailed statistics to decide what titles they want to purchase. The EBA differs from a DDA because it isn’t a usage trigger that determines the purchase of a book; librarians make the final decision what will be purchased. Use this pre-paid fund to purchase titles or collections, based on usage, of your choosing. Only the deposit amount worth of books needs to be purchased. The discount on titles is a minimum 10% discount (and increases depending on TAL, ELN, COPPUL participation).
Are there MARC records?
MARC Records and COUNTER 4 reports are available, as well as registered DOIs for each title and chapter.
If we purchase at the end, do we pay list price, discounted price, or some other arrangement? You pay the initial pre-paid fund minimum based on your institution’s FTE. Then, at your time of selection after the trial, COPPUL, BC ELN and TAL members will be provided a 10% discount on each title. If you reach the volume-based discount, your buying power is increased by achieving higher discounts.
How long do we have to make our choices after the term ends? Y
ou have 30 days from the term end date. SAGE works with institutions to supply title level statistics to help them identify the titles to add to their perpetual collection to the value of their EBA contribution before their term ends. Additional purchases are also possible. SAGE will provide detailed title usage analysis 2 months prior to the end of the access period for reference when selecting your titles. Usage may be pulled by the institution at any time via your SAGE customer account, SecureCenter.
If we do not wish to spend all the committed money, will it roll over? No, all funds must be spent.
Are there ongoing access fees to continue to access the collection, and will they increase over time? Is there a cap on fees?
SAGE Knowledge hosting fees are $25/title, maxing at $500 annually. During the 12 month access period no hosting fees will be charged. Once you have selected titles to own with your pre-paid fund, the SAGE Knowledge annual hosting fee will be assessed. For purchases made from January to June, the hosting fee is assessed in the beginning of the following year. For purchases made from July-December, the hosting fee is assessed in the beginning of the year after next.
How long would it take to set up?
Once the order is placed with SAGE, an order form is sent to COPPUL, BC ELN or TAL that discusses general terms and conditions. COPPUL, BC ELN or TAL will then sign this order form on the library’s behalf. Once this is signed and returned to SAGE, access is then granted to begin on the official day of the EBA Program start date.
What are the DRM issues? Can multiple people use?
All SK eBook and eReference content is DRM free at the chapter level.
What if we have already purchased a copy of a book (either print or electronic)? Can these be “removed” from the package?
SAGE suggests leaving all titles and once you begin the selection process then choose whether you would want to buy a title or not. The usage report that SAGE prepares for you will notate whether you have previously purchased a particular title direct from SAGE in the past.
How often are new titles added to SAGE Knowledge? Or is it a one-time set collection?
Titles are added throughout the year, 200-250 on average. Your library will gain access to all titles that release to the platform in the calendar year in which your EBA program began. For this EBA’s that will begin on August 15th, 2018, each member will gain access to all titles that release to the collection through the 2018 calendar year.
Does the package include CQ Press titles?
It sure does! The title list for the EBA collection can be found on the second tab of the price list adjoining this proposal. Please filter column I to only CQ Press titles. The SAGE Knowledge Complete Collection of Books, Reference and Navigator 2018 (EBA Collection) includes all CQ Press titles with the exception of 4: Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, CQ Almanac.
Could we get usage reports quarterly, so we could begin thinking about our selection options?
You can pull usage reports monthly or quarterly from Secure Center. If you need any assistance with doing so, please contact your Account Support Representative, Chris Ellis. If you wish to receive a customized usage report that includes price per title, ownership of titles, etc. please send your request to David Conkling.
How will the EBA work when access to the complete SK Collection is granted? How will the collection coincide with our already owned content? Or will this trial be on a separate access point?
This will not be on a separate access point. The titles will coincide with your owned content on the SAGE Knowledge Platform.
In usage reporting, can we somehow show titles that our library already owns?
We do not provide this option from the COUNTER reports that are available through SecureCenter, however we can and will create this for you manually, any time you’d like. Simply email David Conkling.
Does SAGE provide dark archiving of your content?
Yes we do. Our content is archived in Portico and CLOCKSS
What marketing assistance is available?
Training and implementation options including, but not limited to, the following:
- Step-by-step checklists to walk you through product cataloging to make your content discoverable
- Creation of custom user guides that promote SAGE products to faculty to stimulate usage and illustrate how to incorporate these research tools into course work and the classroom.
- A welcome kit of user guides, posters, and bookmarks to help you promote the product to end users
- Email announcements to faculty on your campus in relevant departments
- Ongoing communications to librarians and faculty with tips & tricks and information about new content or platform features
- A commitment to two webinars for librarians and faculty with one of our trainers who are former librarians
For further information, see: Sage FAQ