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

For the 49 databases provided for the year July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005

It would have cost the 684 libraries participating in the TexShare database program almost $71,000,000 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for under $5,600,000.

Size Cost to Individual Libraries for Subscription databases(without ebooks) Cost to Individual Libraries for ebooks only Cost to Individual Libraries for ebooks and subscription databases
Public Libraries      
Under 12,000 $22,386 $170,600 $192,986
12,000 -25,000 $63,317 $170,600 $233,917
25,000 - 40,000 $103,858 $170,600 $274,458
40,000 - 50,000 $127,134 $170,600 $297,734
50,000 - 100,000 $162,051 $170,600 $332,651
100,000 - 250,000 $342,071 $170,600 $512,671
250,000 - 500,000 $546,051 $170,600 $716,651
500,000 - 1,000,000 $887,773 $170,600 $1,058,373
Over 1,000,000 $1,943,573 $170,600 $2,114,173
Community Colleges      
Under 2,000 fte $47,789 $170,600 $218,389
2,000 - 5,000 fte $84,577 $170,600 $255,177
5,000 - 10,000 fte $187,912 $170,600 $358,512
Over 10,000 fte $475,466 $170,600 $646,066
Universities      
Under 2,000 fte $69,303 $170,600 $239,903
2,000 - 5,000 fte $88,110 $170,600 $258,710
5,000 - 10,000 fte $181,706 $170,600 $352,306
Over 10,000 fte $398,449 $170,600 $569,049
ARL Libraries      
UT-Austin, UofH,TexasTech, Rice,TAMU $705,255 $170,600 $875,855

*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.

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