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ACM Digital Library Renewal 2021-2022
Begins:July 1, 2021
Ends:June 30, 2022
- Emily Carr University of Art + Design
- Okanagan College
- Royal Roads University
- Simon Fraser University
- Thompson Rivers University
- University of British Columbia
- University of Northern British Columbia
- University of Victoria
- University Canada West (Nov. 1, 2021 start date)
- University of the Fraser Valley (Jan. 1, 2022 start)
Late subscribers are welcome and will be pro-rated to the common renewal date.
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.)
Title Lists/MARC Records
ACM Digital Library title lists and MARC records are available on the vendor's website.
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.