We support the technology and resources secured by our members through LOUIS by providing solutions and customizing services, negotiating lower prices, and providing professional development opportunities.

Curriculum Driven Acquisitions Projects

Curriculum Driven Acquisitions (CDA) Projects provide monetary support to LOUIS member libraries to purchase eTextbooks. These projects are originated by LOUIS on occasion when funds become available. Curriculum Driven Acquisitions are purchases of textbooks and course adopted monographs on the upcoming semester book list for the institution. The intent is to provide students an alternative to purchasing the required book. Unlimited licensing is always preferred, but three user licenses are also acceptable, including the purchase of multiple three user copies to support a large class.

YBP GOBI eBook Purchases

LOUIS libraries purchase these eBooks through EBSCO's YBP GOBI interface. LOUIS pays the invoice on your behalf. 

LOUIS Support

  • Assist with GOBI setup
  • Textbook matching
  • eBook catalog loads
  • Further assistance can be requested via the TASK Portal. 


November 30
Submit Call for Proposal (CFP) Form to indicate interest. If you need support searching an adoptions list submit your booklist to LOUIS.

December 10
Submit your purchase proposal using the ROI Spreadsheet and submit it to LOUIS via a TASK Ticket.

December 17-21
LOUIS will announce funding allocations.You can make your purchases via GOBI immediately after hearing from LOUIS on your funding allocation.

January 4
In order for us to complete the invoicing and payment process, please complete your purchases by January 4th.

Learn More

For more information and tutorials, check out the "Affordable Learning - Curriculum Driven Acquisitions" article in the TASK Portal. Please note - you will need a registered account to access the article.