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Evidence based acquisition


Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) is an effective way to build your library collection based on usage data. The advantage of our model? The library is in control of making the decisions.


Unlimited access to
outstanding research

Purchase decisions
based on usage data




1. Select a Package

Available EBA eBook packages:

  • Complete Package: ca 64,000 titles
  • English only Package: ca 24,000 titles
  • HSS Package: ca 49,000 titles
  • STM Package: ca 21,000 titles

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2. EBA Phase

  • Your access to the EBA package is activated
  • Selected metadata is provided / De Gruyter EBA collections are available for all discovery services
  • If required, tailored MARC records emailed every month
  • Newly published titles in your package automatically available
  • Unlimited, multi-user access available for the full 12 months
  • Monthly COUNTER usage reports available

3. Title selection 

  • Enhanced usage report with title prices provided after the full 12 months‘ usage is available
  • Select titles to keep in perpetual access to value of your EBA fee
  • Title selections to be made within 90 days after the end of the EBA phase



You decide:

Get 12 month access to all eBooks on the De Gruyter platform or to a sub-set in one of our attractive packages. The library decides which titles to select for keeping at the end of the 12 month period.

Unlimited Access:

A complete EBA package offers unlimited access to the De Gruyter eBook portfolio and all De Gruyter imprints such as Mouton and Oldenbourg. We also include all the eBooks we offer from our Publisher Partners, including content uniquely available from Columbia University Press and Harvard University Press.

Always up to date:

New publications will be added to your EBA access automatically, at no additional cost.

Liberal Digital Rights Management:

As always, you benefit from the liberal DRM (multi-user, remote access). In addition to the standard PDF versions, you also receive all available ePub versions.

We aim to keep data management effortless.

We offer:

  • monthly tailored MARC records
  • a dedicated MARC record contact
  • KBART files
  • targets with discovery partners
  • monthly COUNTER usage reports

Knowing what is relevant:

An enhanced usage report is provided at the end of the EBA period for making title selection easy.