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

For the 49 databases provided for the year July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

It would have cost the 677 libraries participating in the TexShare database program $97,044,031 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $7,042,558.

Size of Public Libraries
Cost to Individual Public Libraries
for Subscription Databases
Under 12,000
$63,845
12,000 -25,000
$74,714
25,000 - 40,000
$108,475
40,000 - 50,000
$135,842
50,000 - 100,000
$170,441
100,000 - 250,000
$325,883
250,000 - 500,000
$702,357
500,000 - 1,000,000
$1,103,156
Over 1,000,000
$2,406,079
Size of Community Colleges
Cost to Individual Community College Libraries for
Subscription Databases
Under 2,000 fte
$84,191
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$116,045
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$154,527
Over 10,000 fte
$410,853
Size of Universities
Cost to Individual University Libraries for
Subscription Databases
Under 2,000 fte
$135,553
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$132,209
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$184,517
Over 10,000 fte
$308,994
Size of ARL Libraries
Cost to Individual Libraries
for Subscription Databases
ARL over 20,000 FTE
$748,192
ARL under 20,000 FTE
$299,974

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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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