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

For the 49 databases provided for the year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

It would have cost the 685 libraries participating in the TexShare database program $101,982,797 dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $5,977,061.

Size of Public Libraries
Cost to Individual Public Libraries
for Subscription Databases
Under 12,000
$66,537
12,000 -25,000
$84,838
25,000 - 40,000
$124,065
40,000 - 50,000
$139,810
50,000 - 100,000
$171,906
100,000 - 250,000
$352,649
250,000 - 500,000
$706,767
500,000 - 1,000,000
$974,145
Over 1,000,000
$2,528,824
Size of Community Colleges
Cost to Individual Community College Libraries for
Subscription Databases
Under 2,000 fte
$77,399
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$94,569
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$197,921
Over 10,000 fte
$516,177
Size of Universities
Cost to Individual University Libraries for
Subscription Databases
Under 2,000 fte
$128,010
2,000 - 5,000 fte
$84,310
5,000 - 10,000 fte
$193,488
Over 10,000 fte
$411,953
Size of ARL Libraries
Cost to Individual Libraries
for Subscription Databases
ARL over 20,000 FTE
$759,841
ARL under 20,000 FTE
$393,885

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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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