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Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA)

Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) allows you to make purchase decisions based on usage data - a highly effective way of building your library collection.

What is EBA and what are the benefits?


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

12 month access

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

Liberal DRM

Benefit from liberal, multi-user, remote-access DRM. In addition to the standard PDF versions, you receive all available ePub versions.

Unlimited Access

Get unlimited access to the De Gruyter eBook portfolio; all De Gruyter imprints like Mouton and Oldenbourg and all eBooks on offer from selected publishers like Columbia University Press, Harvard University Press and others.

Automatic updates

Have new publications added to your EBA access automatically, at no additional cost.

Effortless Data Management

For effortless data management, we offer monthly tailored MARC records, a dedicated MARC record contact, targets with discovery partners and monthly COUNTER usage reports.

Usage report

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

How does EBA work?

1. Select a custom package
2. EBA Phase
3. Title selection and purchase

More information on EBA


Want to learn more about Evidence Based Acquisition? Rewatch our webinar for librarians in the Asia Pacific region including a general introduction to the EBA model at De Gruyter:


If you have questions or would like to reach out about trying EBA at your institution, please don't hesitate to contact our Sales Team or have a look at our brochure.

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