Facts at a Glance
- How many TexShare members are there?
- How many TexShare Databases are there?
- How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?
- Where does the database money come from?
- How much would it cost individual libraries to subscribe to the core set of TexShare Databases?
- How much are the TexShare Databases used?
- Do patrons really use the TexShare Cards?
Total: 689 as of September 1, 2019
|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|
All Core databases are available to all TexShare member libraries participating in the Databases Program.
(updated September 11, 2019)
3. How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?
|BiblioBoard: E-Read Texas Unlimited (new)*||2,088|
|Credo: Complete Core Collection||333,062||1,236||6|
|EBSCO: LearningExpress Library||1,636|
|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|
*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.
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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
512-463-5433 or 800-252-9386