Membership Benefits

LDC members enjoy the following benefits:

Economical access to an extensive and growing catalog. LDC's Catalog is unmatched. It spans 30 publication years and new resources are added annually. Membership fees are low relative to data development costs making membership the most economical way to obtain multiple corpora from a given year or to license older data sets at significant discounts (up to 50%).

Unlimited use within an organization. Organizations may use LDC data across departments. There is no cost difference between a departmental or organization-wide membership. Departments can combine resources and establish one membership for the entire organization.

Perpetual license for membership year data and data requested while an active member. Members acquire perpetual rights to data licensed during their membership years. For-profit organizations retain commercial rights to data acquired during their LDC for-profit membership.

LDC currently offers the following membership types:

  • Standard Membership: all of the above rights plus free shipping and access to 16 free corpora published within the membership year. 
  • Subscription Membership: all of the above rights plus free shipping and copies of every LDC publication released in the membership year.

Not-for-profit organizations, government entities and for-profit organizations are eligible to join as standard or subscription members. Visit Join LDC to learn more about membership agreements and costs.