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

For the 50 databases provided for the year July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008

It would have cost the 686 libraries participating in the TexShare database program almost $88,286,000 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for $7, 056,000

Size of Public Libraries
Cost to Individual Public Libraries


for subscription databases
Under 12,000
$53,730
12,000 -25,000
$83,421
25,000 - 40,000
$124,292
40,000 - 50,000
$179,632
50,000 - 100,000
$179,761
100,000 - 250,000
$343,807
250,000 - 500,000
$519,034
500,000 - 1,000,000
$967,444
Over 1,000,000
$2,130,652
Size of Community Colleges
Cost to Individual Community College Libraries for subscription databases
Under 2,000 fte
$72,247
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$102,805
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$193,972
Over 10,000 fte
$440,908
Size of Universities
Cost to Individual University Libraries for


subscription databases
Under 2,000 fte
$95,762
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$80,639
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$170,754
Over 10,000 fte
$336,708
Size of ARL Libraries
Cost to Individual Libraries


for subscription databases
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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