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

For the 50 databases provided for the year July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007

It would have cost the 668 libraries participating in the TexShare database program almost $77,416,507 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for under $6,500,000.

Size

Cost to Individual Libraries for subscription databases

Size

Cost to Individual Libraries for subscription databases

Public Libraries   Community Colleges  
Under 12,000
$42,940
Under 2,000 fte $72,247
12,000 -25,000
$74,495
2,000 - 5,000 fte $102,805
25,000 - 40,000
$117,122
5,000 - 10,000 fte $193,972
40,000 - 50,000
$193,501
Over 10,000 fte $440,908
50,000 - 100,000
$170,102
Universities  
100,000 - 250,000
$327,390
Under 2,000 fte $95,762
250,000 - 500,000
$473,713
2,000 - 5,000 fte $80,639
500,000 - 1,000,000
$831,366
5,000 - 10,000 fte $170,754
Over 1,000,000
$1,852,486
Over 10,000 fte $336,708
    ARL Libraries  
    ARL over 20,000 FTE $712,995
    ARL under 20,000 FTE $174,689

*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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