Member Offers

ASERL secures a limited number of product discount for its members based on expressions of interest and need from our members.  Our current discount offers are:

  • ORCID author identification system, via partnership with Greater Western Library Alliance. The “Premium” level of ORCID service available to ASERL members for $4,300/year, plus $86 administrative fee to GWLA. This represents an 80% discount off list price. See http://bit.ly/2yRglx9 for boilerplate terms & conditions. See http://www.aserl.org/2017/09/orcid-roadshow/ for more details on implementing ORCID. See ORCID-US Home Page (hosted by LYRASIS.  No closing date for this offer at this time.
  • Backstage Library Works.  ASERL members receive 8% discount on most services provided by BSLW, including non-English cataloging, MARC-RDA record conversion, ILS database migration, retrospective conversion, and digitization.  See http://bit.ly/2lCtXHo for additional information.  Please contact Beth Ann Goodwill at BSLW for more details/price quotes. No closing date for this offer at this time.
  • Gale Primary Sources and Digital Scholar Lab — via CRL Friends and Family program (includes all ASERL members).  Available through March 2019. See PDF for details. Contact your Gale representative with questions or to place orders.
  • RAPID ILL. ASERL has a longstanding agreement with RAPID-ILL to provide discounts to ASERL libraries on their service fees. No closing date for this offer at this time.
    RAPID-ILL 1-Time Set-up Fee:
    * ARL-level libs: $7,000 (reduced from $9,700)
    * Academic E libs: $6,000 (reduced from $8,700)
    * Academic I libs: $5,000 (reduced from $7,700)
    RAPID-ILL Annual Maintenance
    * ARL-level libs: $7,595 (reduced from $8,895)
    * Academic E libs: $6,510 (reduced from $7,820)
    * Academic I libs: $4,880 (reduced from $6,730)
    Rapid-R fees (assumes the library already subscribes to Rapid-ILL, above)
    * ARL-level libs: $1,519 (reduced from $1,779)
    * Academic E libs: $1,302 (reduced from $1,564)
    * Academic I libs: $976 (reduced from $1,346)
  • Independent Scholarly Publishing Group. ASERL has secured a 25% discount on the ISPG “Complete” and “Complete Plus” packages of journals from the Independent Scholarly Publishing Group. Contact Melanie Everland for more information.

Have ideas for additional group purchase offers you’d like ASERL to consider?  Please contact John Burger at jburger@aserl.org.