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

For the 50 databases provided for the year July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

It would have cost the 694 libraries participating in the TexShare database program $101,262,524 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $7,159,907.

Size of Public Libraries
Cost to Individual Public Libraries
for subscription databases
Under 12,000
$64,797
12,000 -25,000
$80,911
25,000 - 40,000
$117,156
40,000 - 50,000
$146,754
50,000 - 100,000
$183,432
100,000 - 250,000
$340,719
250,000 - 500,000
$682,674
500,000 - 1,000,000
$1,129,253
Over 1,000,000
$2,436,065
Size of Community Colleges
Cost to Individual Community College Libraries for subscription databases
Under 2,000 fte
$107,483
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$130,445
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$165,215
Over 10,000 fte
$432,361
Size of Universities
Cost to Individual University Libraries for
subscription databases
Under 2,000 fte
$127,072
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$158,020
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$214,501
Over 10,000 fte
$371,650
Size of ARL Libraries
Cost to Individual Libraries
for subscription databases
ARL over 20,000 FTE
$815,761
ARL under 20,000 FTE
$229,062

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*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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