Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: May 19, 2016     Views: 747

The shortest possible answer is:  cost

Access to online subscription resources is provided via annual contracts with vendors and publishers. Within the constraints of the limited library budget provided by the State of Texas, the TTUHSC libraries negotiate the best possible access for each resource with the respective vendor based upon multiple factors such as cost, frequency of use, availability, and the annual inflation of subscription prices.

TTUHSC faculty should take concurrent user limits into consideration when using shared library resources as required materials.