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ACM Digital Library Renewal 2020-2021
Begins:July 1, 2020
Ends:June 30, 2021
The ACM Digital Library (ACM DL) is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of computing and information technology. The Digital Library consists of:
- The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books.
- A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers.
- The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
- A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities.
In addition to the full-text database, the ACM Digital Library is heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature, the most comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusiely on the field of computing.
Last updated: April 18, 2020
- IP Authentication
- Remote Access
- Unlimited Access
To RENEW, no response is required from current subscribers as listed above. To CANCEL, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.
Late subscribers are welcome and will be pro-rated to the common renewal date.
Pricing and Trial Access
Terms & Conditions
Print packages are available to subscribers at 25% off list price. Purchase of print packages is available to subscribing libraries directly through ACM Member Services and will not be administered by the consortium. Please note that this discounted pricing for print packages applies to any new or renewed print subscriptions ordered during the BC ELN renewal.
Institutional Usage Levels
ACM's pricing model for non-US participants is based in part on usage levels. ACM has instituted an automatic system whereby usage outside of their pre-set levels generates an automatic email to the institution (and to the chief negotiator). It is important that each institution keep track of any anomalies in their usage, that may be due to data mining (which is not permitted) or excessive downloading, as this has an impact on an institution's tier placement and pricing.
In a typical year, fewer than five such anomalies are generally reported. However, in 2015 almost 20 were reported in January and February. (These numbers refer to all ACM subscribers; there is no known history of such anomalies among BC ELN partner libraries in particular.)
Libraries that cancel their subscription will need to sign the ACM Digital Library Post-Cancellation Access License Agreement to be granted the right and license to use the archival content of the ACM Digital Library for perpetuity.