We offer two categories of membership: Charter and Affiliate. The full list of member benefits is described in our Strategic Plan 2015-18. Members are bound by the terms set out in our Articles of Association.
Membership subscriptions are tiered according to the annual operating budget of the member organisation. Affiliate members may contribute any combination of budget and effort. Where effort is being proposed to further the aims of the community, work must be specified in advance and agreed with the Board of Directors.
|Annual operating budget*||Charter||Affiliate|
|> £50m||£10,000||40 days OR £5,000|
|£10m – £50m||£5,000||20 days OR £2,500|
|< £10m||£2,500||10 days OR £1,250|
* Consortial memberships are welcomed and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
|Eligible for board membership||–||✓|
|Set strategy and approve annual plan||–||✓|
|Consulted in member surveys||✓||✓|
|Annual General Meeting (AGM)||1 vote||2 votes|
|Prioritise software for stewardship and define maturity model||–||✓|
|Request software evaluations and packaging for deployment||–||✓|
|Support in open-source development practices||–||✓|
|Priority for tech clinic||–||✓|
|Contribute requirements to software evaluations||✓||✓|
|Access evaluation reports, online demonstrators, training materials||✓||✓|
|Establish interest groups on specific topics||–||✓|
|Commission events and training materials||–||✓|
|Request external review of digital preservation practice||–||✓|
|Participate in interest groups and priority access to events||✓||✓|
|Access archive of event recordings and training materials||✓||✓|
|Advocacy and Alliances|
|Steer projects and collaborations||–||✓|
|Priority consultation in funded projects||✓||✓|
The full list of member benefits is described in our Strategic Plan 2015-18.
Please note that we offer discounts for multi-year commitments: 5% for two years and 10% for three years.
To apply, please download and complete our application form and return it by email with the subject ‘membership application’. Please also send a paper copy by post. Affiliate members wishing to contribute effort should also complete the proposal form.
All membership applications are subject to approval at our monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. If you have any questions regarding membership please contact us.