note on campus-wide academic licenses)
There is no cost for basic access
BYU corpora, and our hope is that we can keep things
that way for all users. But some people may want to have a "premium" account,
and here are some reasons why:
help keep the corpora financially viable. There are now more than
130,000 unique users of the corpora each month, and it takes
a lot of money and effort to make them available. The income from premium
accounts help maintain the corpora. We also need to be planning for changes
that will take place in the near future, so that
the corpora can stay online. (more...)
2. You help those less fortunate. Without
the income from premium accounts, we'd probably need
to move to a paid license for everyone, like some other
other corpus sites.
Unfortunately, this would probably exclude some lower-income students or teachers at universities in
developing countries. The income from your purchase of a premium account helps
provide access for those who cannot afford that.
3. You can showcase your use of the corpora.
As soon as you have upgraded to a premium account, others
will be able to see that you have helped to support the corpora.
4. You can have increased access
to the corpora. Those
who have premium accounts can have higher daily limits on the number
of queries. "Non-researchers" can increase from 50 to 200 queries a day, and
researchers can move from 200 to 400 queries each day.
5. You will have additional features and functionality.
Those with premium accounts will not be bothered by the messages that normally appear every
10-15 queries. In addition, some "advanced" features will soon be available
to just those with premium accounts, including: access to your search history
(to re-do queries), customized word lists, and saved KWIC and concordance