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Academic institutions can now access Cambridge University Press eBook collections via an Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) model.

Under this model, institutions are given access to an extensive online collection of more than 37,000 titles published by Cambridge University Press and our publishing partners, before making decisions about which titles to buy access to in perpetuity. The evidence to support decision-making is supplied in the form of usage reports, indicating which titles are the most popular within the institution during the trial period.

Under an EBA model, you can choose to access the full collection of eBooks or a subject-specific collection – with broad lists in Humanities, Social sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine. 

If you're thinking of taking an EBA with Cambridge, you can use our guide to find out all you need to know about our EBA models. Read the guide


Invest in an EBA

Investing in an EBA will allow you to make data-driven decisions. Watch the video to find out how Cambridge uses data to support learning institutions around the world


Case studies from Libraries around the world

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

"We always choose to renew the Cambridge EBA because according to the usage statistics, it proves that our users really benefit from having access to the books. And for us, it is of great value to gain access to all 35,000 titles or more that are on Cambridge Core, with the amount that we pay. It makes it easy for us in developing our collection with the books that we are sure are being used. It makes perfect-purchasing sense in these strenuous economic times where we must take very good care of the budgets and avoid wasteful expenditure."

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is a leading graduate school of management in Asia.

"EBA allows meticulous selection of subject domains and titles that may attract maximum usage. It was a win-win for both the library and Cambridge University Press. It equips the library to negotiate the most accessible reasonable fee." Based on the evidence the institution got from the usage statistics, they were able to arrive at a list of titles that they wished to retain as perpetual under EBA.


EBA allows you to...

  1. ·       EBA allows libraries and librarians to play a key role in selecting the resources they need
    ·       Access to a wider selection of titles 
  2. ·       Enables purchasing decisions to be matched to reader preference 
  3. ·       Access to newly published titles, if part of your EBA deal 
  4. ·       eBooks from 15 Partner Publishers including Edinburgh University Press and Amsterdam University Press
  5. ·       Manage your acquisition 
  6. ·       Up to 96% value for money on average
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Our EBA customers have access to a wide range of support to guide you on your EBA journey with Cambridge

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EMEA: library.sales@cambridge.org