Membership Information

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

  • Regular Member (full membership with governance rights and full benefits)
  • Affiliate Member (single-service membership without governance rights and limited benefits)

Regular Members

Regular Membership equates to full membership in the consortium with governance rights. All Regular Members receive the benefits of:

Base Membership Fees

Base membership fees are charges annually. Tiers are established through the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education framework.

Regular Membership Tiers Base Membership Annual Fee
ARL $60,000
High Research R1 $30,000
R2 and


Independent Medical Libraries $18,000
Master’s Granting $11,000
Baccalaureate Granting $5,500
Community College $2,200
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Consortium and University System memberships available. Please email for more information about consortial membership pricing.

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 (<75 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
Texas Data Repository
  • High Research Activity Institutions
$10,000 $2,000
  • All Other Institutions
$5,000 $2,000
DPLA Aggregation
  • Large Research Institutions (Founding ARL And High Research Activity Institutions)
$500 $2,500
  • All Other Institutions
$250 $1,000

*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
  • Limited benefits of TDL’s OEN Consortial membership (i.e.the ability to join OEN as an Allied Institution)
  • Flat annual fee
  • No governance or other ancillary benefits of membership

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 Setup Fee

(one-time fee for new services)

Regular Affiliate DSpace


$10,000 $2,000
Regular Affiliate OJS $6,000 $1,000
 Digital Preservation Affiliate DuraCloudTM@TDL


$5,000 $1,000
Texas Data Repository Affiliate

(High Research Activity)

$15,000 $2,000
 Texas Data Repository Affiliate

(All others)

$7,500 $2,000
DPLA Affiliate $1,000 $5,000

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:

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

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.

Discounts on Pressbooks membership and TCDL conference registration.