Is the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) free or is that something we need to pay for?
The postal code conversion file, is part of the DLI Annual licence, as long as your institution signs the yearly renewal of the PCCF licence Appendix II. The PCCF signed licence agreement in regards to this year’s renewal is valid until Dec 21 ,2016.
If an institution has chosen not the sign the Postal Code licence agreement, the researcher at that institution would need to sign the agreement and would be subjected to the annual licensing administration fee ($892), which is required to access any or all of the Postal CodeOM Conversion File, Postal CodesOM by Federal Ridings File, or Postal CodeOM Conversion File Plus product(s).
Access to the PCCF files is being managed under separate EFT safes. DLI Contacts, whose institution has signed the agreement, would be able to access MAD_DLI_PCCF to retrieve the files.