Please find below resource(s) available for Renewal
This agreement will be annual for all participants (instead of a 1 year and 3 year option) and will be based on the same subscription model that has been in place. This is due to the fact that ACM is proposing their open access program, ACM Open, to libraries and would like to transition their current subscribers to this model by 2025.
BCI will continue to be the lead ConCan consortium for negotiating the renewal of the existing agreement based on the existing terms and pricing schedule. BCI cannot be the ConCan lead consortium for the transformative agreement. If members are interested in ACM Open, please contact Christa Foley at TAL for more information.
New subscribers welcome to join.
ACM Digital Library is a joint TAL/Consortia Canada license, led by the Bureau de cooperation interuniversitaire (BCI).
The ACM Digital Library is licensed as an annual subscription- the product includes access to all ACM journals, magazines, Transactions, proceedings and ACM SIG newsletters. The Online guide to Computing Literature available for free in Digital Library.
Digital Library (DL) is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:
407,367 Full-text articles
2.0+ Million Pages of full-text articles
18,000+ New full-text articles added each year
44+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year
275+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year
2,000+ Proceedings Volumes
8 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing according to Thomson-Reuters)
37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
6,500+ Video files
594 Audio files
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 bibliography.
The ACM Digital Library includes reference linking though CrossRef, integration with the ACM Computing Reviewsdatabase, index terms using ACM's 2012 Computing Classification Scheme (CCS), alerting and TOC services, and all export formats including BibTex, Endnote, and ACM Ref, as well as OpenURL compliance, and COUNTER III and SUSHI Compliant usage statistics.
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Usage Statistics: Available from the vendor's website.
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 very important that each institution keep track of any such anomalies, which 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.
Usage statistics are available in COUNTER report format; a username and password are required which can be requested.
Mid-term joins may be accepted.
If you wish to join, change or cancel a subscription, please contact Christa Foley by Friday, May 14, 2021. Current subscriptions will be renewed if cancellation notice is not received by May 14.
This is reverting to an annual subscription license only. There is no three year pricing option.
APC: In April 2013, ACM announced its Hybrid Open Access Publishing program and will issue an article processing charge (or APC) credit to its academic institutional subscribers. The complete announcement can be found at: http://www.librarians.acm.org/policies, where ACM's academic, agent and consortium partners may learn more about our OA Publishing Program and Revenue Policy.
Any print subscriptions will be handled individually by the institution who will contact ACM Member Service. For institutions participating in a consortia purchase of ACM's Digital Library, ACM's print packages are available at a reduced price of 25% off list price. The purchase of these print packages is available to institutions directly through ACM, and will not be administered by the consortium. Please note that this reduced pricing for print applies to any new or renewed print subscriptions ordered during the consortia purchase. As stated on the ACM website, please note that in addition to online access, each consortium receives one entire subscription set of the print version of all journals, magazines, proceedings and ACM SIG Newsletters.
As the 8 participating Canadian consortia are considered as one consortium by ACM, this single copy was being sent to University of Alberta. As of December 2015, no print copies are being sent to any participating institution.
Statistics: 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 very important that each institution keep track of any such anomalies which 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. Please note that in any given year, less than 5 such anomalies are generally reported. In 2015, almost 20 were reported in the period January-February and, in 2016, the same trend is underway with a fair number of anomalies being reported.