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TSERC (Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee)

Tennessee Board of Regents Subcommittee
Committee Charge: To achieve cost savings through consortial purchasing of electronic resources by investigating methods, determining priorities, and encouraging participation. The committee will work with various agencies, including providing input and advisement on content for the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Committee Members

Ex officio members

Tenn-Share Executive Director (Co-chair): Jenifer Grady (permanent)
TLA Electronic Resources Management Roundtable Chair: open
Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) TEL Coordinator: Andrea Zielke, TSLA (permanent)


Co-chair: David Ownby, Johnson City Public Library
University of Tennessee academic libraries: Katie Gohn, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee Board of Regents academic libraries: OPEN
Private academic libraries: Deborah Babb, Christian Brothers University; Curtis Chapman, Hiwassee College
Small/medium public libraries: Daniel Page, Germantown Public Library
Large public libraries: Alan Couch, Linebaugh Public Library
Special libraries: J. Michael Lindsay, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Preston Medical Library
K12 Independent School libraries: Kate Lewallen, Webb School of Knoxville
K12 Public School libraries: Jackie Gregory, Glenview Elementary School (MNPS)
Two At-Large Positions:  

The Process

The Tenn-Share Electronic Resources Committee (TSERC) (and Product Review subcommitteees) review database offers and recommend products for negotiation.


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

Policies and Agreements

Tenn-Share surcharge schedule
Late Fee Policy
Definition of single/multiple libraries for special libraries
Tenn-Share/TBR Pay Agent Agreement (pdf)
Out Of State Libraries Policy
Defining Libraries Policy

Electronic Resources Reports to the Board of Directors

February 2018 TSERC Report
October 2017 TSERC Report
January 2017 TSERC Report
June 2016 TSERC Report
February 2016 TSERC Report
October 2015 TSERC Report
June 2015 TSERC Report
February 2015 TSERC Report
September 2014 TSERC Report
June 2014 TSERC Report
February 2014 TSERC Report
September 2013 TSERC Report
June 2013 TSERC Report
February 2013 TSERC Report
September 2012 TSERC Report
June 2012 Electronic Resources Report
February 2012 Electronic Resources Report

Minutes of the 1/10/19 meeting
Interim minutes available upon request
Minutes of the 12/14/15 meeting
Minutes of the 9/1/15 meeting
Minutes of the 2/2/15 meeting
Minutes of the 10/30/14 meeting
Minutes of the 5/29/14 meeting
Minutes of the 1/14/14 meeting
Minutes of the 8/27/13 meeting
Minutes of the 6/20/13 meeting
Minutes of the 4/25/13 meeting
Minutes of the 1/31/13 meeting
Minutes of the 9/27/12 meeting
Minutes of the 3/22/12 meeting