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: 678 as of October 1, 2017
|TexShare Members||Card Program Participants||Databases Program Participants|
|Academic - Community College||65||65||65|
|Academic - 4 Year Private||45||40||44|
|Academic - 4 Year Public||36||35||36|
|Academic - Medical/Health Science||12||10||12|
|Library of Clinical Medicine||3||2||3|
All Core databases are available to all TexShare member libraries participating in the Databases Program.
Breakdown (click on details link below for more information):
- 7 Business
- 2 Career Development
- 9 General
- 6 Health and Medicine
- 6 Genealogy and History
- 12 Homework and Education
- 1 Language Learning
- 13 Literature
- 1 Newspapers
- 11 Science and Technology
- 3 Spanish Language
(updated October 29, 2017)
3. How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?
|Adam Matthew Digital: American Indian Histories and Cultures||92,293|
|Adam Matthew Digital: The American West: Images||78,866|
|EBSCO: LearningExpress Library||223|
|ProQuest: HeritageQuest Online||7,878,731||22,181|
|ProQuest: Sanborn Maps of Texas||2,118|
|ProQuest: eBook Central||114,721|
|ProQuest: SciTech Premium||16,186||129||5,660|
*as of November 20, 2017. 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 2017, member participation fees provided roughly one-quarter of the funding, with almost one half coming from state funds and the remaining amount from federal funds. The total cost of the TexShare electronic resources was slightly more than $9.25 million.
It would have cost TexShare member libraries a total of $119,843,545 to purchase the electronic resource subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $9,254,993 in state fiscal year 2017.
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 2017, more than 76.5 million individual resource records were viewed by users of the TexShare Databases, and over 30 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 2017, more than 28,000 patrons of the 530 TexShare member libraries that participate in the Card program used their TexShare Cards to borrow more than 470,000 books, DVDs, and other items from other participating libraries. Only 356 of those items were not returned, for a total program cost to participating libraries of less than $14,000.
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