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More Databases for Less Cost!

May 02, 2016

Membership in TexShare allows the Porter Henderson Library to provide students, staff, and faculty access to more databases at a significantly reduced cost.

The next time you are searching the Library’s databases, please take note of the TexShare symbol

because it represents a highly successful collaboration among Texas libraries to provide more resources to library users at a more manageable cost. With the continually rising cost of resources and a desire to provide access to the best databases possible, the Porter Henderson Library at Angelo State University has been a member of TexShare for the past 17 years.

TexShare is a consortium of Texas libraries who have been working together for the past 27 years to find an efficient and economical method for sharing access to print and electronic resources. Currently, TexShare consists of 68 libraries from colleges, universities, professional schools, medical libraries, and public libraries. Angelo State University’s participation in TexShare brings you access to many popular databases. A list of databases may be found here: bit.ly/1lYknpl.

TexShare Value Report for Angelo State University, March 2016TexShare Value Report for Angelo State University, March 2016Without TexShare, subscription to the same databases would cost $246,039!  

This year, the databases we receive through membership in TexShare cost $16,690 saving the library $229,348!

Access is not limited to ASU students, staff, and faculty. Community visitors may access TexShare databases at one of the public computers in the library.