The Fee Structure:
As part of the experiment in new economic and social mechanisms for
provision of digital resources, The AMICO Library will be provided
to licensees under a unique arrangement in which the license fee to
AMICO is separable from the delivery fee which is assessed by the
distributor and access service provider. Our rationale for this was
to allow customers to choose among distributors based on the quality
of their services, thereby encouraging competition between distributors
around price and functionality.
In 1998/99, the "Testbed" year, AMICO will charge licensees of The AMICO Library a license fee calculated according to the following
$2500 for universities with fewer than 10,000 students and faculty
$4000 for universities with 10,001-20,000 students and faculty
$5000 for universities with more than 20,000 students and faculty
Future year license fees will be announced in December of the preceding
year. University testbed participants will receive a discount of 25%
off applicable license fees for eight years as long as they continue
as uninterrupted licensees.
In 1998/99, the "Testbed" year, The AMICO Library will be available
only through the Research Libraries Group (RLG). RLG's fees for unlimited
access to The AMICO Library during the 1998/99 Testbed will be equal
to the AMICO Licensee fee.