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BC ELN 2011-12 Ranking Survey: Public Results

The 2011-12 Ranking Survey results are now available. The annual survey asks delegates from each partner library to identify up to three titles, in ranked preference, considered to be suitable candidates for a BC ELN consortium license.

The highest priority titles, as identified by the survey results, are:

BC ELN's usual procedure is to pursue licensing efforts for the top three ranked products, including coordinating trials and (where feasible) proceeding to sign licenses.

29 libraries participated in this year's survey (see Appendix B, below). Two libraries declined participation.

Discussion and next steps

BC ELN's proposed actions with respect to the three highest-priority titles are described in the table below.

BC ELN 2011/12 Ranking Survey: public results

Titlecomments, proposed activities and dates

Springshare Product Suite

1st overall in aggregate votes (21)

Actions: Will initiate discussions w/ vendor

Proposed schedule: Fall 2012

Brief Description:The Springshare Product Suite includes LibAnalytics and LibGuides.


Canadian Electronic Library - Canadian Publishers Collection

Tied 2nd overall in aggregate votes (14)

Actions: Trial anticipated June 2012

Proposed schedule: June 2012

Brief Description: The flagship of the Canadian Electronic Library, this product features e-books from over 60 Canadian publishers.


Credo Reference

Tied for 2nd overall in aggregate votes (14)

Actions: Will initiate discussions with vendor.

Proposed schedule: Fall 2012

Brief Description: The flagship of the Canadian Electronic Library, this product features e-books from over 60 Canadian publishers.


Appendix A: Ranked titles, in descending order (highest aggregate scores first)

NB: the aggregated score is the sum of the points assigned by each partner library where a ranking of 3 (most important) is assigned a score of 3 points, a medium ranking is assigned a score of 2 points, and a ranking of 1 (lowest priority) a score of 1 point. 
Title & description low medium high aggregate score
Springshare product suite: LibGuides LibCal LibAnalytics 4 1 3 21
Canadian Electronic Library - Canadian Publishers Collection 3 1 3 14
Credo Reference 2 3 2 14
EBSCO Discovery Service 2 1 3 13
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full-Text 0 3 2 12
AnthroSource 1 2 2 11
CICA Handbook 1 3 1 10
MarketResearch.com Academic 0 2 2 10
Europa World Online 0 3 1 9
Lynda.com Training Library 1 1 2 9
RDA Toolkit 3 0 2 9
Chicago Manual of Style Online 1 0 2 7
Safari Tech Books Online 2 1 1 7
Business continuity and disaster recovery 1 0 1 4
Literature Online (LION) 1 0 1 4
CAB Direct 1 1 0 3
Film & Television Index with Full Text 1 1 0 3
infosci journals 0 0 3 3
Criminal Spectrum: Essential Edition 0 1 0 2
Research Monitor (Euromonitor) 2 0 0 2
Scholarly Stats 1 0 0 1

Appendix B: Participants and non-participants

Participating institutions

  1. Alexander College
  2. British Columbia Institute of Technology
  3. Camosun College
  4. Capilano University
  5. College of New Caledonia
  6. College of the Rockies
  7. Columbia Bible College
  8. Douglas College
  9. Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  10. Justice Institute of British Columbia
  11. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  12. Langara College
  13. North Island College
  14. Northern Lights College
  15. Northwest Community College
  16. Okanagan College
  17. Quest University Canada
  18. Royal Roads University
  19. Selkirk College
  20. Simon Fraser University
  21. Thompson Rivers University
  22. Trinity Western University
  23. University of British Columbia
  24. University of Northern British Columbia
  25. University of the Fraser Valley
  26. University of Victoria
  27. Vancouver Community College
  28. Vancouver Island University
  29. Yukon College

Non-participants

  1. Columbia College
  2. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology