TexShare Database Cost Subsidy for FY2022

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 2022, 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 2022. The annualized price paid by TSLAC was $9,326,139, and membership fees made up $1,817,703 of that total. Member fees were reduced due to an American Rescue Plan Act grant, which provided $632,528 in fee reductions for TexShare member institutions.

TexShare Databases Program Funding, State Fiscal Year 2022

For FY22, 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 $2.48 Undergraduate FTE 420,117
Academic - 4 Year $0.78 Undergraduate FTE 664,886
Academic - Special $32.65 Total student FTE 5,173
Academic - Medical/Health Science $8.43 Total student FTE 22,619
Library of Clinical Medicine $6.42 Physicians, residents, staff 111,975
Public Library $0.17 Service population 26,266,414


The total fee paid by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in FY22 was multiplied by the percentage of total retail cost for each class of library. The fees paid by the class of library were subtracted, and the result was divided by the total population for that class.

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