TexShare Databases for FY13 and Beyond

On January 9, 2012, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission approved the renewal of the current EBSCO and Gale database package contracts. These database packages will renew on July 1, 2012 for 1 year until June 30,2013. Subscriptions to the HeritageQuest and Worldcat databases will also continue through June 30, 2013.

For databases starting July 1, 2013, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has issued an RFO (Request for Offer) to vendors. This RFO was issued on February 1, 2012.

TSLAC is seeking offers for licensing full-text content in the following areas:

  • A: General Content (including Newspapers)
  • B: Specific Content
    • Business
    • Consumer/health, clinical/health
    • Literature/literary criticism)
  • Career Development

The timeline for the bid process for the TexShare Databases, including the schedule for statewide trials and comment period, can be seen at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/timeline2012_2014.

If you would like more details about the process or would like to send questions or concerns, please contact:

Russlene Waukechon
TexShare Database Coordinator
Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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