ADPNet Participant

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An ADPNet Participant is a Member organization with digital content that needs to be preserved, but without the necessary infrastructure or the desire to host a preservation node. Participant Members pay a lower annual fee and can purchase storage in smaller allotments than Host Members, but pay a higher bulk rate for storage fees, and play a reduced role in the management and governance of the network. Participant members are represented on the Steering Committee by an elected representative, each one representing up to 5 Participant member institutions.

ADPNet Governance Policy

From ADPNet Governance Policy (as revised September 10, 2018)

2.1. Membership Categories

ADPNet has two categories of membership, each with specific fees and responsibilities. The two categories are:
1. Host: a category for organizations with the necessary infrastructure to host one or more preservation nodes;
2. Participant: a category for organizations with digital content that needs to be preserved, but without the necessary infrastructure or the desire to host a preservation node.
The fees, rights, and responsibilities for each of these membership categories can be found in

Attachment 1: ADPNet Membership Agreement and Attachment 3: ADPNet Membership Model and Storage Fee Schedule. The fee structure is designed to ensure that each Member’s costs are commensurate with its use of the Network.

Membership categories and fees are subject to change. ADPNet Members will be given a six-month advance notice of any upcoming changes in the categories or fees. Membership category is determined at time of joining the network and evaluated annually.

Attachment 1: ADPNet Membership Agreement

PARTICIPANT: