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The EULER Consortium consists of full members and associate members. Only not-for-profit institutions can become full or associate members. In addition the Consortium recognizes another category: commercial parties may join as sponsoring members. New members will be subject to approval by the European Mathematical Society and the EULER Executive Committee.

Full members consist of the current EULER participants and new members who are prepared to contribute actively to the Consortium. In addition to the conditions required from associate members, they are also required to be actively involved in the EULER Consortium by appointing a representative who takes part in meetings and (electronic) discussions. Contributions with regard to technical support and know-how are welcome.

Associate members participate as information providers only. They provide metadata and regular updates of their data according to Dublin Core based EULER specifications. For libraries with OPACs it is highly recommended that they provide document delivery services, at least within their national boundaries.

Commercial partners (sponsoring members) are participants who contribute their metadata according to Dublin Core based EULER specifications and for which a financial contribution is required, based on an agreement with the Consortium - they cannot be full members.

Contrary to commercial partners, not-for-profit members are institutions whose main objective is to provide or sell information but where notions like profit and shareholders value are not their main concern. Examples of such members are academic/research institutions and societies. Examples of commercial partners are for-profit publishers and book vendors.

During the EULER-TAKEUP project, several institutions and commercial partners were contacted as potential new members, and informed on general aims and conditions. The project consortium has received several positive reactions following these requests, and further sucessful development can be expected.

How to join EULER

If you are interested in becoming a member of the EULER Consortium, please contact the EULER Executive Committee at euler@emis.de.  


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Supported by the IST Programme of the European Community: Project EULER-TAKEUP (IST-2000-29445)