De Gruyter eBook EBA Agreement 2021-2022

  • Start: 1 Apr 2021
    Expiry: 31 Mar 2022
  • Description:

    The De Gruyter eBook EBA Package contains 90,000 e-books, including titles from the Ivy League American University Presses and other notable partner publishers. Subjects include: Linguistics; Philosophy; Classical Studies; Theology & Religion; History; Cultural Studies; Jewish Studies; German Studies; Asian Studies; Social Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Materials Sciences; Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Geosciences, Engineering; Architecture & Design; Life Sciences; Medicine.

Product overview

There are 90,000 e-books (average across the year) available for evidence-based acquisition (EBA) on the De Gruyter platform, with approximately 48,000 titles in English, ranging from 1759 to the present. There are four EBA packages to choose from:

  1. All
  2. English only
  3. Humanities & Social Sciences
  4. STM (including Architecture, Business & Economics, Law & Social Sciences)

Please contact Anita Joice for a full title listing.

Subjects covered

Humanities & Social Sciences:

  • Arts
  • Architecture & Design
  • Asian & Pacific Studies
  • Business & Economics
  • Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Iberian and Latin American Studies
  • Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Library Studies
  • Linguistics & Semiotics
  • Literary Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology & Religion
  • Urban Studies


  • Architecture and Design
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Studies
  • Law
  • Life Science
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences

De Gruyter publishes 1,300 new titles annually. New content from partner presses is included. The collection has grown by 15,000 titles in 12 months. All titles are multi-user, low DRM.

The EBA includes 15,000 exclusive or hard-to-find titles in unlimited access, DRM-free across the range of partner presses. These include archive titles digitised by De Gruyter for Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, University of Toronto Press, Rutgers University Press.

Institutions have 12 month access to all the content. After 12 months, De Gruyter will provide an enhanced usage report. Institutions make title selections to the value of the upfront fee after the full 12 months.

Partner Presses in the EBA package:

  • Amsterdam University Press
  • Columbia University Press
  • Cornell University Press
  • Gütersloher Verlagshaus
  • Harvard University Press
  • Iberoamericana Vervuert
  • Medieval Institute Publications
  • Multilingual Matters
  • Princeton University Press
  • Rutgers University Press
  • The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Publishing
  • Transcript Verlag
  • University of Hawai'i Press
  • University of Pennsylvania Press
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Vincentz Network
  • Academic Studies Press
  • Rutgers University Press
  • Fordham University Press/ New York University Press
  • Texas University Press (coming 2021)
  • Penn State University Press (coming 2021)

List of De Gruyter Imprints in the EBA package:

  • Akademie Verlag
  • Birkhäuser
  • De Gruyter Akademie Forschung
  • De Gruyter Mouton
  • De Gruyter Oldenbourg
  • De Gruyter Saur
  • Deutscher Kunstverlag
  • Jovis
  • Edition Klaus Schwarz

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New titles will automatically be included in the EBA 12 month access.


What is the maximum font size and does text re-flow when you enlarge the font?
50. No re-flow in pdf. The "Reflowable" ePUB format ,ePUB 2.0 version and the idpf standard are used.

Can a user change background/foreground colours or contrasts? How?
Not in the pdf. Possible in ePub format.

Are there keyboard-only equivalents for all mouse actions? Where could I find a list? Are there short cut keys to reduce tabbing round links?

Is text marked up so it can be navigated in a meaningful way (for example by heading level)?

Can text be selected and read by text-to-speech tools?

Are text descriptions available for all relevant graphics and images?



Marc records

An initial MARC record set is sent, and thereafter monthly sets with new titles. When titles have been selected after the 12 month period, De Gruyter provides a MARC record set for the selection list. De Gruyter can provide tailored service with providing MARC record sets.

Metadata standards

De Gruyter provide metadata for e-books (article/chapter data) and KBART files to indexing and discovery services.

Since the recently-launched cooperation with the Common Library Network (GBV), MARC of records appear in two versions on the platform:

  1. With publication of an e-book to the platform, minimal records are automatically generated from its data. These records are on a very minimal level with just enough data to populate a catalogue and link to the content
  2. Approximately six weeks after publication, the initial metadata is replaced with high quality MARC records of the GBV

Libraries may freely edit all MARC records to their needs and load them into their union catalogues.


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