How much does it cost?
We will mutually agree a payment that takes into account the number and type of titles involved and the expected usage at your institution. We have options to fit most library budgets and can be flexible depending on your requirements.
Does the package remain static during the period of the EBA?
No, as we publish more ebooks we can add titles to your access if part of the EBA agreeement. If so we will provide you with titles and records on a monthly basis.
How will Cambridge supply information about titles for our library catalogue?
We will supply a list of titles and free in house MARC records for you to add to your catalogue. We will also contact you each month with records for new titles added to the access if applicable. OCLC records may also be freely available to OCLC cataloguing subscribers.
Is there a rental fee?
No, the entire upfront fee is allocated against the list price of each of the books you are purchasing in perpetuity.
Are we obligated to buy the most used titles?
No, the decision with purchase rests ultimately with the librarian, the usage data is there to help guide your decisions. Different terms may apply to course books and text books.
When the access is over, are we limited to allocating books to the value of the upfront fee?
No, if at the end of the EBA access period you want to purchase books greater than the EBA fee, you are welcome to do so and pay the difference. In many instances, librarians choose their perpetual titles at the end of the EBA and then take a quote to start a fresh new project for another term.
How quickly can an EBA be set up?
As soon as the EBA fee is deposited with Cambridge we will open up access immediately and provide you with MARC records. Alternatively you can specify a start date if this is more convenient.
Are there options to create bespoke EBA collections?
Yes, we can tailor specific EBA deals to your institution's needs and remit.
How can we ensure the ebooks have high usage?
We believe that if your academics and students are aware of the availability of ebooks through the EBA deal, they will want to use them. Cambridge has a dedicated library marketing team who can assist with raising awareness of the EBA. We can send email campaigns and provide posters and promotional materials, or simply offer advice to your library team.