Facts at a Glance

  1. How many TexShare members are there?
     
  2. How many TexShare Databases are there?
     
  3. How many full-text titles do TexShare libraries get through the database program?
     
  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. Where can I get more statistical information about all TexShare programs?

1. How many TexShare members are there?

Total: 693

Breakdown:

  • 4-year public colleges and universities: 49
  • 4-year private colleges and professional schools: 48
  • Community Colleges: 58
  • Libraries of Clinical Medicine: 4
  • Public Libraries: 534
    *as of October 1, 2013
     

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2. How many TexShare Databases are there?

Total: 63

Breakdown (click on details link below for more information):

  • 9 General Information
  • 11 Homework and Education
  • 5 Business
  • 7 Genealogy and History
  • 11 Books and Literature
  • 6 Health and Medicine
  • 7 Science and Technology
  • 3 Spanish Language
  • 2 Career Development
  • 1 Newspapers

(updated December 9, 2014)

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3. How many full-text titles to TexShare libraries get through the database program?

Full Text Journals 16,335
Newspapers & Newswires 536
Reference Books 7,287
Primary Source Documents 109,361
EBSCO eBooks 28,281

*as of October 15, 2014. Counts come from vendor supplied information.

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4. Where does the database money come from?

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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 the 645  libraries participating in the TexShare database program $84,158,212  dollars to purchase the database subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $7,286,620.  (updated October 2014)

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. Where can I get more statistical information about all TexShare programs?

The statistics page contains links to the individual statistics pages of the Card, Database, Courier, and InterLibrary Loan programs. Current InterLibrary Loan statistics may be obtained by contacting TexNet Coordinator

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

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