Cambridge University Press Cambridge Core e-books Evidence-based Acquisition 2020-2021

  • Start: 1 Aug 2020
    Expiry: 31 Jul 2021
  • Description:

    Cambridge Core is the main academic platform of Cambridge University Press (CUP), offering straightforward user-friendly access to over 36,000 titles with a list value of over £3.7 million. Titles are available in almost every major academic and professional subject, with both backlist and frontlist well represented.

Product overview

Evidence-based acquisition allows libraries to gain access to a wide range of academic e-books for their institution. It is a framework for demand-driven "just-in-time" acquisition of titles but with a level of control over purchasing, spending and title choice. While traditional patron-driven acquisition is implemented by technical "trigger events", which mean that control over spending is either out of the hands of the librarian or managed on a title-by-title basis, this evidence-based model offers more balance on control and administration of spend and selection. This offer allows a set budget to be allocated and leaves the final decision on title selection in the hands of the librarian.

Changes from previous Cambridge Core EBAs:

  • Pricing increased for Full, HSS, and STM EBA collections by 0% from last year. Available content on Cambridge Core has grown by 5% and the value of this content has grown by 6%
  • Monographs and Coursebooks/Textbooks options removed from the offering. To streamline the pricing and offer a more relevant collection CUP only offer all e-books in the full, HSS, and STM EBA collections going forwards
  • Introduction of 25 single subject EBAs
  • Introduction of Journals Archive EBA

Institutions can select:

  • All Subjects (6 or 12 month EBA)
  • HSS (6 or 12 month EBA)
  • STM (6 or 12 month EBA)

The following single subject EBAs are all available for a 12 month period:

  • American & Latin American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Books for Teaches & Education
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences with Geography
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Mathematics (including Statistics & Probability)
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Visual & Performing Arts (Art, Drama & Theatre, Film, Media, Mass Communication, Music)
  • Journal Archive EBA (12 months)

A list of titles is available. These titles are delivered as chapter pdfs, with no technical DRM measures. 

Discounted pricing is available for institutions that have previously participated in a Cambridge Core EBA.

The publisher invoices for this agreement.

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