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Fees, Rights and Responsibilities

Fees

New Fees, Effective July 1, 2017

FY2018 (July 2017-June 2018)

Volunteer Institution Membership (no paid staff)

  • Volunteer Institution introductory rate – $25
  • Volunteer Institution annual rate – $50

Regular Membership

  • Level 1 (annual budget up to $49,999) – $75
  • Level 2 (annual budget between $50k and $99k) – $100
  • Level 3 (annual budget between $100k and $499k) – $150
  • Level 4 (annual budget between $500k and $999k) – $200
  • Level 5 (annual budget between $1 million and $1.99 million) – $275
  • Level 6 (annual budget more than $2 million) – $400
  • Group Sustaining Organizations – $500

FY2019 (July 2018-June 2019)

Volunteer Institution Membership (no paid staff)

  • Volunteer Institution introductory rate – $25
  • Volunteer Institution annual rate – $50

Regular Membership

  • Level 1 (annual budget up to $49,999) – $75
  • Level 2 (annual budget between $50k and $99k) – $100
  • Level 3 (annual budget between $100k and $499k) – $200
  • Level 4 (annual budget between $500k and $999k) – $350
  • Level 5 (annual budget between $1 million and $1.99 million) – $500
  • Level 6 (annual budget more than $2 million OR Group Sustaining Organizations) – $750

Note: “Annual budget” = the overall budget for your library and archives (materials and staff) or for entire organizations that lack a separate library and archives. Academic institutions should use the budget for all of their institution’s libraries and archives. Group sustaining organizations are networks that plan to work with and assist their own membership in joining Digital Commonwealth.

Rights and Responsibilities of Digital Commonwealth Members

Small and Larger Cultural Institutions

Rights

  • Participation in the governance of the Digital Commonwealth. You are invited to attend Digital Commonwealth meetings, vote as an organization, run for office and serve on committees.
  • The Digital Commonwealth will harvest your metadata and allow it to be searched from our site. This requires compatibility with our harvester.
  • The Digital Commonwealth will provide a link to your web site from our site.
  • Attend Digital Commonwealth events (non-governance) at member rates.
  • Eligibility to subscribe to the Digital Commonwealth repository service. (Requires an initial start-up fee and an ongoing additional repository service fee each year, in addition to regular Digital Commonwealth membership fee.)
  • Receive telephone and electronic support from Digital Commonwealth contractors and volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Pay annual membership fee
  • Maintain compatibility with Digital Commonwealth standards

Group Sponsoring Organizations

Rights

  • Participation in the governance of the Digital Commonwealth.  You are invited to attend Digital Commonwealth meetings, vote as an organization, run for office and serve on committees.
  • The Digital Commonwealth will harvest your metadata and allow it to be searched from our site.  This requires compatibility with our harvester.
  • The Digital Commonwealth will provide a link to your web site from our site.
  • Attend Digital Commonwealth events (non-governance) at member rates.
  • Receive telephone and electronic support from Digital Commonwealth contractors and volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Pay annual membership fee
  • Maintain compatibility with Digital Commonwealth standards

Cultural Institutions that are under the membership of a Group Sponsoring Organization

Rights

  • The Digital Commonwealth will harvest your metadata from your group sponsoring organization’s repository and allow it to be searched from our site.  This requires compatibility with our harvester.
  • Attend Digital Commonwealth events (non-governance) at member rates.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain membership with Group Sponsoring Organization including relevant fees for services and/or membership.
  • Follow the standards and guidelines established by your Group Sponsoring Organization.

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Updated June 30, 2017

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