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BC ELN 2007-2008 Ranking Survey: Outcomes Report

Outcomes for the 2007-2008 BC ELN Ranking Survey.

The survey identified three high priority items as candidates for a BC ELN consortial license. Please see http://www.eln.bc.ca/view.php?id=1582 for the full survey results.

Rank Product Outcome
1. ScienceDirect College Edition Vendor pricing was too high for a license to be possible. The vendor is considering a "refresh" for their college pricing model. This license will be put on hold until the new pricing appears, and then we will gauge future interest in the product among partner libraries.
2. Conference Board of Canada eLibrary Investigated in 2008. The vendor is not interesting in consortial licensing.
2. (tie) EBSCO's Literary Reference Center This product was trialed in December 2006 and there was no interest among partner libraries at that time. Given the current budgetary difficulties partner libraries are facing, no further action will be taken at this time.