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