Membership Information

Membership in the Texas Digital Library (TDL) is available to all institutions and organizations in the state of Texas. There is an annual membership fee with two options for membership: Regular Member and Affiliate Member.

Regular Members

All Regular Members receive the benefits of:

  • Governance rights
  • Participation in working groups, interest groups, and committees
  • Access to members-only email lists, webinars, and discounts
  • Digital Preservation Network (DPN) access with no additional membership fees
  • Optional access to technology hosting services

Base Membership Fees

Base membership fees are per year and established through the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education framework:

Regular Member Category Mapping to Carnegie Basic Categories Annual Fee
ARL Institutions Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Houston
$75,000
High Research Activity Institutions All other Doctoral Universities and Special Focus Institutions

  • Public and Private Institutions
  • Four-year Medical Schools and Centers
$20,000
Master’s Colleges and Universities Master’s Colleges and Universities (also includes branch campuses of flagship universities $10,000
Private Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities $5,000
Community Colleges Community Colleges $2,000

Service Module Fees

Service module fees allow TDL Regular Members to select the hosted technology services that will best fit their needs. Each service option includes setting up the service through your institution, software updates, 24×7 technical support, and training:

Service Modules Annual Fee Setup Fee

(one-time fee, for services after August 2017 only)

DSpace Hosting
  • Large (500 GB – 1 TB)*
$12,500 $2,000
  • Medium (<500 GB)
$9,000 $2,000
  • Small (<250 GB)
$7,000 $2,000
  • Micro (<750 GB)
    • Reserved for Community Colleges and Private Liberal Arts Colleges
$3,500 $2,000
Vireo Hosting $7,000 $2,000
Journal Hosting (OJS) $5,000 $1,000
Digital Preservation $2,500 $1,000 ($0 for DPN)
Texas Data Repository
  • High Research Activity Institutions
$15,000 $2,000
  • All Other Institutions
$5,000 $2,000

*DSpace storage amounts over 1TB are available in 1/2-TB increments for an additional cost.

Affiliate Members

Affiliate membership in the TDL is available with a flat annual fee, and the option of selecting one TDL-hosted service, depending on the affiliate membership selected. Affiliate membership is for institutions requesting a single technology service. Institutions seeking multiple services should consider full (regular) membership.

  • Available for one service only
  • Flat annual fee
  • No governance or other ancillary benefits of membership
  • No DPN access unless Preservation Affiliate

TDL Affiliate Members pay a flat fee per year and have the option to select one of the following service options:

Affiliate Category Technology Service Options (select 1) Annual Fee
Regular Affiliate
  • DSpace
  • Vireo
  • OJS
$10,000
Digital Preservation Affiliate
  • DuraCloudTM@TDL
  • Digital Preservation Network (DPN)
  • Chronopolis
$5,000
Texas Data Repository Affiliate (High Research Activity) $15,000
Texas Data Repository Affiliate (All others) $7,500

Member allowances and cost details for Digital Preservation Storage options

Additional information

For more information about the TDL membership and organizational structure, please refer to the TDL Bylaws.

To make inquiries about joining the Texas Digital Library, please contact the Texas Digital Library: info@tdl.org

Texas Digital Library
101 E. 21st Street, Stop S5471
Austin, TX 78712-1498
512-495-4417

 

 


Benefits of Membership

* Access to TDL Scholarly communication services that disseminate your institution's scholarship widely, giving research more impact.

* Optional hosting and maintenance of services on TDL hardware.

* Expertise of dedicated TDL software development team and technical support team.

* Cost advantage of combining resources.

* Digital infrastructure in place provides advantages for grant-seeking.

* Exchange of information through TDL Groups.

* Access to training and user support.

* Promotion of digital library projects through TDL communications.

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