Costs avoided by local libraries due to the TexShare Database Program*

In the second year of the expanded database program (July 1, 2002 – June 30,2003)

It would have cost the 634 libraries participating in the TexShare database program over $390,121,688 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions and ebook collection that were purchased by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for under $10,000,000.

The database subscriptions, if purchased individually by each library, would have cost these 634 libraries $135,604,738. The ebook collection, if purchased individually by each library, would have cost these 634 libraries $254,516,950.

Database and ebook costs are expected to increase each year. This level of cost avoidance can only be retained if the amount of funding for the database program increases at the same rate as costs for purchasing these services.

A public library serving a population under 10,000 would have paid

  • $63,964 for the subscription databases.
  • $454,327 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A public library serving a population between 10,000 and 25,000 would have paid

  • $113,906 for the subscription databases.
  • $504,269 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A public library serving a population between 25,000 and 50,000 would have paid

  • $203,986 for the subscription databases.
  • $594,349 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A public library serving a population between 50,000 and 100,000 would have paid

  • $318,400 for the subscription databases.
  • $708,763 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A public library serving a population between 100,000 and 200,000 would have paid

  • $505,695 for the subscription databases.
  • $896,058 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A public library serving a population over 200,000

  • $1,503,116 for the subscription databases.
  • $1,893,479 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A community college library serving an institution with under 2,000 ftes

  • $107,159 for the subscription databases.
  • $ 497,522 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A community college library serving an institution with between 2,000 and 10,000 ftes

  • $220,820 for the subscription databases.
  • $611,184 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A community college library serving an institution with over 10,000 ftes

  • $677,869 for the subscription databases.
  • $1,068,234 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A� library serving a four-year institution with under 2,000 ftes

  • $146,404 for the subscription databases.
  • $536,767 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A library serving a four-year institution with between 2,000 and 10,000 ftes

  • $439,596 for the subscription databases.
  • $829,959 for subscription databases and ebooks.

A library serving a four-year institution with over 10,000 ftes

  • $1,364,078 for the subscription databases.
  • $1,755,341 for subscription databases and ebooks.

State governmental agency libraries that are adjunct users of the databases

  • $21,470 for the subscription databases.
  • $511,833 for subscription databases and ebooks.

*Numbers are based on average population of libraries in each population group. Pricing figures provided by vendors. Vendor price tables do not reflect any discounts that individual libraries may be able to negotiate.

Page last modified: January 28, 2011
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