Contributing Cooperator Membership

The "Contributing Cooperator" Membership option provides an opportunity for groups to not only make the resources of the Turfgrass Information Center available to their membership/staff, but also a way to support the continued expansion of the content and availability of the Center's information.

Corporate, association and organizational membership arrangements are negotiated individually with the Center and depend primarily on the size of the group. Access normally involves the corporation, association or organization handling authentication from within its own website. A "members only" area within the cooperator's website, with password-protected access, is generally required.

Here is a current list of organizations having blanket access arrangements in place for their members. We do not publicly post corporate blanket access arrangements, but we do publicly acknowledge major donor corporate and organization financial support of TIC's efforts.

We also have a number of cooperative and supporting sponsorship opportunities which can include recognition within the TGIF database.

We further encourage corporations, associations and organizations to consider the simultaneous digitization of their turfgrass-related publications in conjunction with such an arrangement. See who we have worked with in the past!

To discuss a possible membership arrangement with the Center, please contact either:

Joseph Salem
University Librarian/Director of Libraries
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive (7)
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048


Peter Cookingham
Turfgrass Information Center
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive (10)
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
(517) 884-1950