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Library Classifications for Subscription Rates

Consortia

Annual Subscription Rates

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License Agreements

 Libraries 

 Consortia 

 Extended Subscription 

Stats and MARC Records for Subscribers

Trial Access

Individual Subscriptions

 

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

For an annual subscription or an extended license,

  1. Print out the Library Subscription or Extended Subscription Agreement. If the agreement is acceptable,
  2. Complete page one of the agreement, and fax one copy (212-949-8058) or mail two copies (Attn: HEB Subscriptions, c/o ACLS, 633 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, NY, NY 10017).
  3. We will confirm pricing, sign and return the agreement top page, and open your IP access.
  4. If you have any questions, contact subscriptions@hebook.org.

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LIBRARY CLASSIFICATIONS FOR SUBSCRIPTION RATES

Very Large Institutions

  • All institutions classified by Carnegie as Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive.

Large Institutions

  • All institutions classified by Carnegie as Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive.
  • Public library systems serving a population of over 1 million.

Medium Institutions

  • Master’s Colleges and Universities I and II with FTE enrollments above 2,500.
  • Public library systems serving a population of between 500,000 and 1 million.

Small Institutions

  • Master’s Colleges and Universities I and II with FTE enrollments between 1,000 and 2,500.
  • All Baccalaureate Colleges - Liberal Arts and General with FTE enrollments 1,000 or above.
  • All Associate’s Colleges and Community Colleges with FTE enrollments above 10,000.
  • Public libraries and public library systems serving a population of over 100,000 but under 500,000.

Very Small Institutions

  • Master’s Colleges and Universities I and II with FTE enrollments below 1,000.
  • Baccalaureate Colleges - Liberal Arts and General with FTE enrollments below 1,000.
  • All Associate’s Colleges and Community Colleges with FTE enrollments below 10,000.
  • Most public libraries (individual branches serving a population of under 100,000).
  • Secondary Schools.
  • Most Foundations and Specialized Institutions.

We have established our Classification System on the model used by JSTOR, aimed at insuring that we apply a consistent and fair standard for all libraries.

Our pricing categories are based first on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, 2000 Edition.

The second basis for pricing is: Full-time enrollment (FTE), which for institutions of higher education is the enrollment of full-time students plus the full-time equivalent of part-time students as reported by institutions. In the absence of an equivalent reported by an institution, the FTE enrollment is estimated by adding one-third of part-time enrollment to full-time enrollment.

International Subscribers

Rates for international subscribers may be reduced based on their country’s World Bank-determined income level (see http://data.worldbank.org/country) and/or its location in an undeveloped region according to United Nations statistics (see http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm). For details please contact HEB.

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CONSORTIA

The annual fee for consortia will be based on the total of the individual fees for each library from the consortium subscribing to HEB, plus a discount (which may vary depending on specific arrangements).

For details, please contact HEB directly.

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES

Annual subscription rates are subject to modest annual increases as the collection grows by several hundred titles each year. Consortia discounts apply to annual as well as extended subscription rates.

Very Large Institutions— $3,885
After January 2017: $4,035
Large Institutions— $2,800
After January 2017: $2,900
Medium Institutions— $1,500
After January 2017: $1,555
Small Institutions— $925
After January 2017: $960
Very Small Institutions— $545
After January 2017: $565

Subscription Rates Effective 01/01/2016. Prices subject to review.


PLEASE NOTE: All payments in the amount of $2,000 or higher made by credit card are subject to an additional processing fee of 3%. HEB discourages ACH payments due to logistical complications. Thanks for your understanding.

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EXTENDED LICENSE

Subscribers who prefer longer term or indefinite access to titles can opt for an extended license by entering an extended subscription agreement (see rates below). This provides an initial five-year license to all current and future content, which will be increasing by several hundred titles each year, with the option of continuously extending the license by paying an additional 20% administrative fee every five years subsequently.

By signing an extended subscription agreement the subscriber will maintain an extended HEB license under the following terms:

  • Subscribers will pay for a five-year subscription. Pricing for this is derived from the appropriate current annual rate (based on classification) times five. Over the first five years alone, this will save an average of 10% off projected annual subscription rates, in addition to libraries' internal savings on the administration and management of annual subscriptions and renewals.
  • At the end of this five-year term, subscribers can pay an additional fee of 20% of their original extended license price to maintain access to the collection.
  • Under this arrangement, the same fee (20% or original five-year license price) will apply every five years going foward (this will cover the increase in size of the collection as well as ongoing support and administration costs).
  • Customers who choose to cancel their license after the initial five-year term (or any time thereafter) cannot access any HEB titles after the effective date of the cancellation.

The initial cost of obtaining an extended license is as follows (consortia discounts apply to extended subscriptions as well as annual rates):

Very Large Institutions— $19,425
After January 2017: $20,175
Large Institutions— $14,000
After January 2017: $14,500
Medium Institutions— $7,500
After January 2017: $7,775
Small Institutions— $4,625
After January 2017: $4,800
Very Small Institutions— $2,725
After January 2017: $2,825

Extended Subscription Rates Effective 01/01/2016. Prices subject to review.


PLEASE NOTE: All payments in the amount of $2,000 or higher made by credit card are subject to an additional processing fee of 3%. HEB discourages ACH payments due to logistical complications. Thanks for your understanding.

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LICENSE AGREEMENTS

Libraries

The agreement is available in PDF format and can be downloaded here.

Consortia

The agreement is available in PDF format and can be downloaded here.

Extended Subscription

The agreement is available in PDF format and can be downloaded here.

Our Subscription Agreements were originally based on the License Agreement developed by JSTOR, and we are pleased to acknowledge their contribution to our project.

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STATS AND MARC RECORDS

Usage statistics and MARC records are available free to all subscribers. For further information, visit Resources for Librarians.

 

TRIAL ACCESS

If your library would like trial access to the site in order to decide on subscribing, please email subscriptions@hebook.org to request a logon and password.

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INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Individual subscriptions are now available for a small additional fee through standing membership in any of the 74 ACLS constituent societies.

For more information on individual subscription to Humanities E-Book, please visit the Individual Subscription page.


For further information, e-mail us at: subscriptions@hebook.org

rev. 09/26/2016