Expand access to scholarly monographs

Discover the titles your scholars need most with JSTOR’s Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) program, providing an opportunity to enhance your library at a reduced cost and gain insights into popular titles before acquisition. This innovative model is designed to meet the research needs of your patrons while effectively managing costs, streamlining workflows, and integrating usage data and librarian expertise into your acquisition strategy

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Why librarians love EBA

Evidence-Based Acquisition provides a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for accessing scholarly ebooks.

  • Extensive content range: Starting in January 2024, EBA will include more than 75,000 backlist titles from 100+ publishers, including Princeton, Yale, and California (valued at  $13.1 million at list price).
  • Outstanding user experience: Our unlimited, DRM-free access model and integration of ebooks with journals and primary sources ensures an easy experience for remote teaching and learning.
  • Predictable budgeting: A set fee covers unlimited access to all titles over the period, with an important added benefit—a portion of the fee is reserved for the library to acquire titles at the end of the period.
  • Control over title selection: You can select any titles in the EBA program for acquisition at the end of the period, based on the usage or any other factors. The library will have perpetual access to all selected titles.
  • Simple library workflows: It’s easy to set up free OCLC MARC records and activate the collection in discovery services. We’ve also streamlined the title acquisition process based on feedback from library participants.

Combining DDA and EBA

Many of our library participants want to offer a broad range of frontlist and backlist content while controlling costs. One option to consider is combining Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) with Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA). EBA offers unlimited access to a large set of backlist titles for one set fee that allows libraries to maintain a predictable annual cost, and the library decides which titles to select for acquisition at the end of the access period.

EBA is managed directly through JSTOR, but you can easily combine it with DDA if you manage DDA through EBSCO or ProQuest. We ensure that all titles in EBA are excluded from your DDA profile so they are not automatically triggered if they reach the usage threshold.