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BC ELN 2015-16 Ranking Survey: Public Results

The 2015-16 Ranking Survey results are now available. The survey asked each partner library to identify, in ranked order, its respective top three preferences from the resources nominated through the BC ELN Resources Forum (see Appendix A, below).

The full Ranking Survey Results are available at: http://www.eln.bc.ca/docs/view.php?id=1672

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

  1. JSTOR
  2. Lynda.com
  3. Books at JSTOR

Twenty-nine libraries participated in this year's survey (see Appendix B, below). Four libraries declined participation.

Next steps

BC ELN will first investigate consortial pricing for Books at JSTOR. The rationale for this approach is that no partner library currently licenses this resource and it was voted most likely to be licensed by the highest percentage of libraries.

The Resources Forum and Ranking Survey are one of many avenues BC ELN uses to explore future licensing activities. As other opportunities present themselves, BC ELN will communicate additional options with partner libraries.

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

The aggregated score is the sum of the points assigned by each partner library where a ranking of 3 (highest priority) 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
JSTOR 1 1 9 30
Lynda.com 3 5 4 25
Books at JSTOR 4 5 3 23
Safari Tech Books Online 4 2 3 17
RDA Toolkit 1 3 2 13
Business Monitor International 1 2 2 11
Europa World Online 1 2 1 8
Chicago Manual of Style 2 1 1 7
Safari eBooks 1 1 1 6
FORENSICnetBASE 1 1 1 6
Early English Books Online 2 0 0 2
Digital Theatre Plus 1 0 0 1
Scientific Style & Format, 8th ed. 1 0 0 1
English Poetry 1 0 0 1

Appendix B: Participants and non-participants

Participating institutions

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

Non-participants

  1. Columbia Bible College
  2. Royal Roads University
  3. University of Victoria
  4. Yukon College