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Does anyone know if Pro-Quest or E-Library (same company) will be
offering any special "package deals" for school libraries?  Right now I
am looking at dropping these two databases because of the price.  In the
past (in Texas), school libraries have had free access to databases
through Thomson-Gale but last year this program was eliminated at the
state level.  As a result (and as a great service to Texas schools),
Gale offered us a reduced rate to allow us to continue using the
databases that we have grown accustomed to (and which our students
love). =20

With budgets growing tighter, I can't see paying full price for
databases such as ProQuest or E-Library when the majority of what our
students need is also available through alternative database programs
that companies like Gale are offering. =20

If anyone knows anything new from ProQuest or E-Library, I'd like to
know.  Otherwise, I'm planning to drop our subscriptions to search for
something that falls in line with what we can afford this upcoming year.


~Shonda Brisco
Trinity Valley MS / US Librarian
Fort Worth, TX

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