Academic Institution Consortium Membership Information
The Academic consortium membership is designed for use by teaching and research institutions. The TGIF database is very useful in support of programs in Landscape Architecture and Design, Horticulture, Parks and Recreation Facility Operations, Grounds and Landscape Management, Sports Management, Geography, Environmental Policy, Urban and Regional Planning, Irrigation Engineering, and of course, is the best there is in Turfgrass Science.
An "Academic Institution 'Toolbox'" is available for turf scientists, professionals, and students to help communicate with your institution about joining the TGIF academic consortium. The set of academic institutions can be considered a consortium of institutions cooperating to make TGIF available in support of their research, teaching and extension purposes, including curricular access for student use.
Here is a four-page description of TGIF content.
TIC offers Perpetual (best value and easiest) consortium memberships or Annual Extended Trials. A short-term single user, password-authenticated trial logon for review purposes can be provided upon request.
The Academic Institution consortium membership includes:
- A 5 simultaneous-user license. Users have unlimited, unmetered online use. IP authentication is used to manage the access.
- Access to all associated full-text resources hosted by the Center (see: tic.msu.edu/browse)
- For hands-on training or instructional sessions, a short term license "bump-up" of the campus-wide logon is possible.
- Other consortium membership benefits (pdf).
Reproduction and material re-use rights
The MSU Libraries do not hold copyright to any digitized or full-text content associated with the Turfgrass Information File, including scanned, born-digital, harvested, or OCR-text versions. Copyright for content remains with the original or assigned holder, and any material re-uses, beyond fair-use, must be negotiated directly with the current copyright holder.