ProQuest Subscription Renewal
The WSL Statewide Database Licensing Project (SDL) announces the 2013-2014 ProQuest renewal for all participating Washington libraries. Barring significant cancellations, pricing is not expected to change appreciably for the upcoming year.
The invoice period is July 1 through June 30, annually. Individual library costs vary slightly from year to year, depending on whether libraries drop out, or new libraries join during the previous year. Exact costs will be calculated early in June, and sent to ProQuest for invoicing. If your library needs to be invoiced prior to June 30, please contact us so that we can request expedited invoicing for you.
For public, academic, and special libraries, the renewal is automatic. Invoicing from ProQuest will occur in June or July.
For school libraries, renewal (or cancellation) is through your local ESD (Educational Service District).
If a library wishes to cancel its ProQuest subscription through the statewide contract, please fill out, sign, and return a Cancellation form by or before May 24.
Public, academic, or special libraries wishing to join the project should fill out and return an Intent to Participate form:
Intent to Participate Form
Final exact pricing for upcoming year will not be available until the first week in June.
For individual library costs for the 2011-2012 year, which was the first year under the current contract, open or download the appropriate spreadsheet (.xlsx format) from the list below:
Note: The SDL project has traditionally provided free access to small underfunded public libraries, and to tribal libraries. These libraries are not listed in the provided spreadsheets.
If you are unable to open the spreadsheet file or have other difficulties please contact Will Stuivenga (contact information at the bottom of this page).
As a reminder, this extensive package of ProQuest content is subsidized using federal dollars. Half of the contract cost is paid with LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) funds, and half is divided among the participants, which include public, academic, K-12, and medical/research/special libraries.
This project only succeeds because so many of the state’s libraries work together to make it possible. If libraries drop out, their share of the cost must be absorbed by everyone else. A big thank you goes to all of you for working together to insure the success of this project since 1997!
If you have any questions or problems with the renewal, please contact SDL staff, using the information at the bottom of the page. New libraries wishing to join the project should contact SDL staff for additional startup paperwork. All Washington non-profit libraries (now including state agencies) are eligible to participate. K-12 libraries should contact their respective ESD.
Please make sure library staff members are familiar with the provisions of the ProQuest Electronic Products License Agreement. The License Agreement was substantially revised and updated for the new contract with Washington State Libraries that began on July 1, 2005. The terms of this License Agreement are binding on all participating libraries.
If your library wishes to add or remove content from the package currently received (see the Database Descriptions link above, for a complete listing of available content), please contact ProQuest Customer Service staff, listed in the contact information at the bottom of the page. Please copy SDL staff.
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