Answered By: Paul Landers Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015 Views: 118
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 @ El Paso 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.
Faculty should take concurrent user limits into consideration when using shared library resources as required materials.