Echo Online subscriptions are available to non-Victorian schools. Click HERE
NOTE: Universities and tertiary institutions with an enrolment of 5000 or more students should contact the Echo office re subscription costs
What is Echo?
The Echo's information content is drawn from newspapers and the Internet.
Echo selectively indexes three major Australian newspapers and provides a searchable index on-line.
Echo also publishes regular issue outlines. These are analyses of newspaper treatment of events, controversies etc. The outlines set out the arguments for and against (as put forward by journalists and commentators) and provide background information on the particular issue.
The issue outlines also contain links to vetted, relevant documents and sites on the World Wide Web, including relevant video in the form of news, comment, and analysis clips.
NOTE on schools' copyright and site-licensing: generally, the Echo material can be copied and distributed throughout the subscribing school (but not outside it). There are no site-licence restrictions, except that all Echo services should be confined to the subscribing school. (However, librarians may give students the school Echo passwords with which to access from home.)
2012 Echo subscriptions for Victorian schools (Non-Victorian schools should e-mail the Echo office)
The cost of a Victorian school subscription to the Echo Education Services site is still $355.00 (including GST) per year.
This includes the following basic services:
Access to all issue outlines back to 1995 (these can be printed out and re-copied for distribution within the subscribing school
Access to an automatically-updated search engine with which to generate item listings from the Age, the Australian and the Herald-Sun back to 1996. (The search engine files are updated automatically from the Echo server each week)
Ordering: schools may order by fax or mail and will be invoiced. An official school order form, complete with an order number, is required. On receipt of the order form, Echo will send a tax invoice.
2012 Echo subscriptions for Victorian private / corporate, public and municipal libraries
Subscriptions for municipal public libraries are now free. Library managers should contact the Echo office if their library or library chain doesn not have access to Echo Online.
All subscription prices include GST