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Library Classifications for Subscription Rates

Consortia

Annual Subscription Rates

Perpetual License

License Agreements

 Libraries 

 Consortia 

 Extended Subscription/Perpetual License 

Stats and MARC Records for Subscribers

Trial Access

Individual Subscriptions

 

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

For an annual subscription or an extended/perpetual 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 consortia subscribing to HEB, plus a consortial discount based on the following discount tables.

This discount can be based on either of two methods: on percentage of participation or on absolute numbers of participants, whichever the consortium chooses as being more favorable based on its membership. The discount method and resulting discount rate shall be fixed for the annual invoice period.

Percentage-Based Discount:

 Participation
 Discount
100%
20%
80%
18%
60%
15%
40%
13%
20%
10%

Number-Based Discount:

 Participation/Libraries
 Discount
301 or more
20%
201-300
19%
151-200
18%
101-150
17%
76-100
15%
51-75
13%
26-50
10%
5-25
8%

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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— $3,650
Large Institutions— $2,650
Medium Institutions— $1,420
Small Institutions— $875
Very Small Institutions— $515

Subscription Rates Effective 01/01/2014. 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%.

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PERPETUAL LICENSE

Subscribers who prefer to own titles can opt for a perpetual 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 extending the license in perpetuity by paying an additional 20% administrative fee every five years subsequently.

By signing an extended subscription agreement the subscriber will have the HEB license in perpetuity under the following terms:

  • Subscribers will pay for an extended 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, an extended subscription 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 convert the extended license to a perpetual license, by paying an additional fee of 20% of their original extended license price.
  • Under the perpetual license, the same fee (20% or original extended 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— $18,250
Large Institutions— $13,250
Medium Institutions— $7,100
Small Institutions— $4,375
Very Small Institutions— $2,575

Extended Subscription Rates Effective 01/01/2014. 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%.

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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/Perpetual License

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 71 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. 05/21/2014