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. 2022 will most likely be the last year that a read-only subscription will be an option.
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 special interest group (SIG) newsletters. The Online guide to Computing Literature is included in Digital Library.
For more details about ACM Digital Library contents, including MARC records, visit https://dl.acm.org/about/content
ACM Digital Library includes:
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.
(from the vendor)
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 Jocelyn Badley by July 6, 2022. Current subscriptions will be renewed if cancellation notice is not received by July 6th. There will be a short turnaround time on this renewal and no extensions are possible.
You can learn more about the ACM Open program here: https://www.acm.org/publications/openaccess
This will be the last year for a traditional read-only agreement for ACM Digital Library. ACM is determined to transition to their ACM Open (Open access) model by 2025.
This model is complex and differs greatly from what Consortia Canada consortia have offered to their members in the past: in terms of access, pricing and license.
TAL is in active talks with the vendor and other ConCan consortia across Canada to determine what form, if any, a consortial offer for ACM Open might take.
We are working hard to act in the best interests of our institutions. We will be approaching you, our members, to consult on what your priorities are once we have more details.
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.
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. These anomalies occur only rarely but emails pertaining to them should not be ignored.