ACM has teamed up with Reviews.com to market, sell, and distribute access to the online database for the ACM Computing Reviews journal published by ACM in collaboration with Reviews.com. Effective October 13, 2010, institutional subscriptions to the academic, government, and corporate markets will be sold exclusively by ACM and its authorized sales agents. In the past, subscriptions were ordered directly through Reviews.com. Over the past year, ACM and Reviews.com have worked closely to identify opportunities to create better value for institutional subscribers and end users of CR, and this new approach to selling the CR database is a tangible result of this collaboration.
In the past, CR and ACM Digital Library subscribers have had a taste of the high quality and comprehensive reviews that are available in the CR database as a result of the strong integration that already exists between the ACM Digital Libraryand CR. The ACM Digital Libraries' bibliographic database, The Guide to Computing Literature, contains links to over 24,000 reviews on the CR site and the ACM Digital Library contains the full text of over 5,000 articles currently reviewed by CR in the database. However, in the past it was not possible for institutional subscribers to the ACM Digital Library to subscribe and access CR directly through the DL with a single point of entry, invoice, and IP authentication. Going forward, this process will be seamless for subscribers ordering through ACM.
As of October 13, 2010, ACM is offering special consortia-based pricing for institutional subscribers ordering through any of ACM's many regional consortia partners around the world with a simplified transaction process. For government and corporate institutions, there will also be an option to bundle pricing and access for CR directly with their ACM Digital Library subscription.
In the United States, 2010/2011 pricing for CR is tier based to conform to the ACM Digital Library model and in the Rest of World pricing is based on a flat-fee model. In all regions there will be discounts available for ordering through ACM's academic library consortium partners.
In the coming weeks, the ACM DL librarian website (http://librarians.acm.org) will be updated with CR marketing materials, pricing information and CR advertisements. If you would like to know more about the CR product offering, please visit the site at http://reviews.com or for pricing details, please email Nolen Harris (Nolen.Harris@hq.acm.org) at ACM directly.