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: 672 as of September 1, 2021
|Academic - Community College||59||56||59|
|Academic - 4 Year Private||37||34||35|
|Academic - 4 Year Public||35||34||35|
|Academic - Special/Graduate||11||8||9|
|Academic - Medical/Health Science||12||9||12|
|Library of Clinical Medicine||3||2||3|
All Core databases are available to all TexShare member libraries participating in the Databases Program.
(updated September 1, 2022)
3. How many journals, magazines, e-books, and e-media items are included in the TexShare Databases Core?
|BiblioBoard: E-Read Texas Unlimited**||5,504|
|Credo: Complete Core Collection||900,595||1,438||5|
|EBSCO: LearningExpress Library||219|
|Gale / Cengage Learning: Chilton Library||20,000|
|Gale / Cengage Learning: Legal Forms||16,858|
|Gale / Cengage Learning: TexShare package||949,142||1,485||3,827|
|ProQuest: HeritageQuest Online||8,054,645||22,181|
|ProQuest: Sanborn Maps of Texas||2,118|
|ProQuest: eBook Central||136,071|
|ProQuest: eBook Central (eLibro)||96,810|
|ProQuest: SciTech Premium||8||128||8,271|
*as of October 25, 2021. Counts come from vendor-supplied information.
**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.
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 2020, member participation fees provided roughly one-quarter of the funding, with 42% coming from current state appropriations and reserve funds and the remaining 29% from federal funds. The total cost of the TexShare electronic resources was approximately $9.97 million.
For FY21, 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 $93,618,044 to purchase the electronic resource subscriptions that were purchased by the TSLAC for $9,970,634 in state fiscal year 2020.
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 Value Report” to see the value of TexShare to that library.
In state fiscal year 2020, users of the TexShare Databases investigated almost 67 million individual articles, books, images, and other materials, and downloaded over 26 million items for personal use. Individual libraries can request information about their patrons’ usage by contacting TexShare vendors. For more assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In state fiscal year 2020, more than 12,400 patrons of the 524 TexShare member libraries that participated in the Card program used their TexShare Cards to borrow more than 351,000 books, DVDs, and other items from other participating libraries. Only 19,245 of those items were not returned, for a total program cost to participating libraries of $8,900.
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