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Associate Member Fee Schedule

The following fee schedule is current as of February, 2013 and is subject to change without notice.

Application and Assessment Fee

Annual Membership Fee

The membership fee allows associate members access to:
BC ELN Membership Fee Tier 1
2 Year Programs
Tier 2
4 Year Programs
$1,500 $3,000

Research Database Service and AskAway Service Commitments

The commitments described below are annual unless otherwise indicated, and are in addition to the application and membership fee.

Service Commitment
Type 1. Research Databases Offers participating members system-wide access to research databases, including full text and full image sources. It includes training, troubleshooting, technical assistance, and ongoing negotiating services at group purchasing rates with vendor.
  • Libraries are responsible for any vendor content or platform licensing fees.
  • Libraries are invoiced by BC ELN for database charges with BC ELN paying the vendor on their behalf.
Type 2. Virtual Reference Offers access to 67 hours/week of virtual reference assistance for participating members. It includes training, troubleshooting, statistical analysis, software, and client support. The cost depends on your placement (based on student FTE's) within the fee categories as outlined in the cost-sharing model fee as found at AskAway Service Support Fee: Cost-Sharing Model. This does not include the institution's contribution to service hours as designated by BC ELN.

Terms of Payment

Associate members are billed annually for the membership fee. Invoices for any Databases Services or Virtual Reference are billed periodically throughout the year. At the discretion of BC ELN, prepayment may be required.