Pages containing pricing or trials are limited to members only. Click on the links to see information about each database.
For access to those pages, if you do not have a Member Account, you may create one by using the Membership Application. Approval of your membership status may take up to 24 hours.
Databases - each page lists the description, databases available, discount, and subscription cycle - How to Promote Database Trials
Remember that a small Tenn-Share surcharge will be added to the provided pricing. See surcharge schedule.
VPATs (Voluntary Product Accessbility Templates) for databases
The Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee (TSERC) (and Product Review subcommitteees) review database offers and recommend products for negotiation. Do you want to get involved with the selection process?
In an effort to better coordinate our activities, TSERC has established the following timeline for group discounts and offers.
Spring purchases (contract start July 1)
Nov 1-Mar 15 TSERC considers various products
Feb 1-Apr 15 Negotiations with vendors/let member libraries know the products being worked on
Mar 15-Apr 15 Pricing/discounts offers to member libraries:
June 15 Order Deadline
July 1 Contract start
Fall purchases (contract start Jan 1)
May 1-Sept 30 TSERC considers various products
Aug 1-Oct 30 Negotiations with vendors/let member libraries know the products being worked on
Sep 30-Oct 30 Pricing/discounts offers to member libraries:
Dec 10 Order Deadline
Jan 1 Contract start
The Executive Director is responsible for communicating with vendors to set up trials, secure discounts, and negotiate pricing, chairing TSERC, and for communicating this information to the members. Suggestions for additional databases are always welcome. Usual office hours (Central time) are: Monday - Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.