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: 658 as of September 7, 2023
|Academic - 2 Year||58||52||58|
|Academic - 2 Year Private||1||1||1|
|Academic - 4 Year Private||41||37||41|
|Academic - 4 Year Public||35||35||35|
|Academic - Specialty||12||5||8|
|Academic - Medical/Health Science||13||7||13|
|Library of Clinical Medicine||2||1||2|
All Core databases are available to all TexShare member libraries participating in the Databases Program.
(updated September 7, 2023)
3. How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?
|EBSCO: LearningExpress Library||0||219||0|
|EBSCO: Life Magazine Archive||0||0||1|
|EBSCO: Time Magazine Archive||0||0||1|
|Gale: Platinum Package A||6,106,072||4,787||23,401|
|Gale eBooks: General Reference Collection||0||50||0|
|Gale eBooks: Perpetual Access Collection||0||168||0|
|Gale Presents: National Geographic Magazine Archive||4,193||0||1|
|Gale Presents: Udemy||80,000||0||0|
|ProQuest eBook Central (platform)||0||337,233||0|
|ProQuest: Genealogy Package 1|
|African American Heritage||10||10||0|
|Heritage Quest Online||8,054,645||22,181||0|
|ProQuest Health Package|
|Health Research Premium Collection||127,106||229||7,077|
|Behavioral and Mental Health Online||7,434||1,278||0|
|Health and Medicine Book Collection||0||20,219||0|
|ProQuest: Academic Video Online (AVON)||81,393||0||0|
|ProQuest: Sanborn Maps of Texas||2,118||0||0|
|ProQuest: Poetry Collection||0||1,332||0|
|ProQuest: Austin American-Statesman||0||0||1|
|ProQuest: El Paso Times and El Paso Herald Post||0||0||2|
|ProQuest: Newsweek Magazine Archive||0||0||1|
|ProQuest: SciTech Premium Package||778||124||8,508|
*as of October 20, 2023. Counts come from vendor-supplied information.
When consulting these counts, please keep in mind that certain resources are available only to specific audiences:
* Gale Presents: Udemy is only available to participating public libraries.
* ProQuest's health package, Academic Video Online, and Ebook Central are only available to participating academic and medical libraries.
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. The cost of the TexShare electronic resources in FY23 was $9.3 million.
For FY23, 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||$3.44||Undergraduate FTE||594,253|
|Academic - 4 Year & Special||$3.83||Undergraduate FTE||795,366|
|Medical/Health Science Institutions||$7.38||Physicians, residents, staff and/or student FTE||138,211|
|Public Library||$0.23||Service population||25,534,428|
It would have cost TexShare member libraries a total of $108,827,407 to purchase the electronic resource subscriptions at vendor retail price in state fiscal year 2023. The annualized price paid by TSLAC was $9,326,139, and membership fees made up $1,817,703 of that total.
In state fiscal year 2022, users of the TexShare Databases investigated almost 53 million individual articles, books, images, and other materials, and downloaded over 18 million items for personal use. Individual libraries can request information about their patrons’ usage by contacting TexShare vendors. For more assistance, contact us at email@example.com.
In state fiscal year 2022, 496 libraries participated in the Texshare Card program. Almost 15,000 of their patrons used their TexShare Cards at member libraries to borrow more than 341,000 books, DVDs, and other items from other participating libraries. Only 748 of those items were not returned, for a total program cost to participating libraries of $15,565.
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Austin, TX 78711-2927
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