Facts at a Glance

  1. How many TexShare members are there?
     
  2. How many TexShare Databases are there?
     
  3. How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?
     
  4. Where does the database money come from?
     
  5. How much would it cost individual libraries to subscribe to the core set of TexShare Databases?
     
  6. How much are the TexShare Databases used?

  7. Do patrons really use the TexShare Cards?

1. How many TexShare members are there?

Total: 689 as of September 1, 2019

Breakdown:

TexShare Members FY2020

  TexShare
Members
Card Program
Participants
Databases Program
Participants
Academic - Community College 65 65 65
Academic - 4 Year Private 36 34 36
Academic - 4 Year Public 35 34 35
Academic - Special 11 8 10
Academic - Medical/Health Science 13 10 13
Library of Clinical Medicine 3 2 3
Public Library 516 362 465
TexShare Affiliate 3 3 0
TOTAL 682 518 627

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2. How many TexShare Databases are there?

Number of core databases: 68

All Core databases are available to all TexShare member libraries participating in the Databases Program.

(updated September 11, 2019)

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3. How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?

TexShare Core Materials Count FY2020

Vendor: Resource e-media
materials
e-book titles
(full-text)
e-serials titles
(full-text)
BiblioBoard: E-Read Texas Unlimited (new)*   2,088  
Credo: Complete Core Collection 333,062 1,236 6
EBSCO: EBSCOhost 7,389,573 7,868 16,686
EBSCO: LearningExpress Library   1,636  
EBSCO: NetLibrary   32,516  
GaleCengage Learning 935,763 19,537 3,771
ProQuest: HeritageQuest Online 7,875,731 22,181  
ProQuest: Sanborn Maps of Texas 2,118    
ProQuest: eBook Central   130,063  
ProQuest: SciTech Premium 1,700 126 7,288
TeachingBooks.net 144,017    
Total: 16,681,964 217,251 27,751

*The BiblioBoard E-Read Texas Collection is not a TexShare resource but is available statewide from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission E-Read Texas Program.

*as of October 13, 2019. Counts come from vendor supplied information.

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4. Where does the database money come from?

The TexShare Databases are funded by the State of Texas, TexShare member institutions, and a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. In state Fiscal Year 2018, member participation fees provided roughly one-quarter of the funding, with 49% coming from current state appropriations and reserve funds and the remaining 28% from federal funds. The total cost of the TexShare electronic resources was slightly more than $9.5 million.

For FY19, institutions may calculate the state and federal portion of the total cost of the TexShare electronic resources as a per user subsidy. The subsidy amounts by type of institution are:

  Per Capita Subsidy Basis Total Population
Academic - Community College $2.15 Undergraduate FTE 393,146
Academic - 4 Year $1.00 Undergraduate FTE 653,799
Academic - Special $29.00 Total FTE plus faculty 5,076
Academic - Medical/Health Science $2.75 Total FTE plus faculty 78,085
Library of Clinical Medicine $1.30 Bed count plus staff 71,001
Public Library $0.22 Service population 24,836,815

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5. How much would it cost individual libraries to subscribe to the core set of TexShare Databases?

It would have cost TexShare member libraries a total of  $118,232,397 to purchase the electronic resource subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $9,516,908 in state fiscal year 2018. 

For information on how much a particular TexShare library saves by participating in the TexShare database service, go to Find-A-Library and search for the library of interest. Select “TexShare Participation Summary Report” to see the value of TexShare to that library.

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6. How much are the TexShare Databases used?

In state fiscal year 2018, more than 114 million individual resource records were viewed by users of the TexShare Databases, and over 70 million articles, books, images, and other materials were accessed or downloaded. Individual libraries can request information about their patrons’ usage by contacting us at texshare@tsl.texas.gov.

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7. Do patrons really use the TexShare Cards?

In state fiscal year 2018, more than 16,700 patrons of the 524 TexShare member libraries that participated in the Card program used their TexShare Cards to borrow more than 571,000 books, DVDs, and other items from other participating libraries. Only 557 of those items were not returned, for a total program cost to participating libraries of $3,540.

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Contact TexShare

TexShare Coordinator
Texas State Library and Archives
PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
512-463-5433 or 800-252-9386
512-936-2306 Fax
Email: texshare@tsl.texas.gov

Page last modified: January 9, 2020