NPG works with consortia of various types and sizes and welcomes discussion with all consortium managers.

A consortium should consist of at least five member institutions. NPG will require evidence of the consortium's establishment. Informal purchasing groups will not qualify.

Negotiations for the consortium must be managed by a single negotiator. The consortium should sign one license agreement and pay through one invoice.

Each institution within the consortium will need to allocate an account administrator who is responsible for setting up the institution's account and will receive any service communications. COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are provided for each institution and are sent directly to the account administrator. NPG now offers a consortia report based on COUNTER 3-compliant data, and a consortia statistics report will also be available to consortia managers and adminstrators.

The benefits for the consortium include discounts on list price. Members have the flexibility to select the publications they want to include, or NPG will work with the consortium to create customized packages.

Print subscriptions are not included in consortia negotiations.

If you have specific questions, please contact your sales representative.