The Digital Library :
All Digital Library orders with subscription start date of January 1, 2017 or after will receive the new 2017 pricing.
2017 Academic List Pricing is valid for all institutions ordering directly through ACM.
Volume-based discounts are available for institutions ordering directly through academic library consortium. Please see below for more details.
Academic consortium pricing is based on several factors, including:
Annual licenses to the ACM Digital Library include access to all contents of the ACM Digital Library and Guide to Computing Literature Index.
The ACM DL Full-Text Database consists of:
2017 Academic List Pricing
2016 Academic List Pricing
Discounts are based on ACM consortium discount policy, but typically range between 40%-50%.
As academic libraries feel increasing pressure to justify their expenditures on periodicals and scholarly databases, it is becoming progressively important for publishers to evaluate the benefit their users are getting out of these resources, and to make adjustments when necessary. In the case of the ACM Digital Library, our pricing continues to be among the lowest of all scholarly publishers, regardless of which metric is used for evaluation, however in some instances that pricing needs to be more consistent with market pricing to enable ACM to continue investing in the publications themselves.
While the importance of the usage is becoming an increasingly important metric for determining the value of the ACM Digital Library at an institutional level, we continue to believe strongly that usage is not the only metric which should be used to determine value. Simply having access to the number of high quality publications that exist in the ACM Digital Library and Guide to Computing Literature Index has an inherent value on its own that we believe far exceeds the cost charged to all subscribing institutions.
If you have questions about the above changes for 2017, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.
Updated August 29, 2016