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

For the 19 databases provided for the year July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006

It would have cost the 697 libraries participating in the TexShare database program almost $63,100,000 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 $29,019 $89,824 $118,843
12,000 -25,000 $63,064 $89,824 $152,888
25,000 - 40,000 $98,111 $89,824 $187,935
40,000 - 50,000 $124,261 $89,824 $214,085
50,000 - 100,000 $152,642 $89,824 $242,466
100,000 - 250,000 $303,439 $89,824 $393,263
250,000 - 500,000 $303,369 $89,824 $393,193
500,000 - 1,000,000 $769,476 $89,824 $859,300
Over 1,000,000 $1,685,817 $89,824 $1,775,641
Community Colleges      
Under 2,000 fte $46,139 $89,824 $135,963
2,000 - 5,000 fte $75,639 $89,824 $165,463
5,000 - 10,000 fte $142,423 $89,824 $232,247
Over 10,000 fte $352,293 $89,824 $442,117
Universities      
Under 2,000 fte $66,182 $89,824 $156,006
2,000 - 5,000 fte $80,180 $89,824 $170,004
5,000 - 10,000 fte $155,285 $89,824 $245,109
Over 10,000 fte $321,830 $89,824 $411,654
ARL Libraries      
ARL over 20,000 FTE $719,051 $89,824 $808,875
ARL under 20,000 FTE $219,408 $89,824 $309,232

*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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