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Database Renewals - Timeline and Commitment

 

August 1 :  By this date, all libraries will receive information from at WiLS about databases that they currently subscribe to via their MyWiLS account:

August 1 - 31: Trials will be run for databases currenty subscribed to by SCLS libraries as well as new databases. Libraries interested in price quotes should use the WiLS Price Quote Request Form in MyWiLS.

September 1 :  By this date - in order to calculate final pricing - all libraries must let Sara know which databases they intend to renew for the following year.  [*This commitment is considered firm—See more information on this, below.]

October 1: Libraries must let Sara know any new databases they will be adding for the next calendar (January 1). Sara will work with vendors and libraries to negotiate pricing, and calculate the final amount due from each library.

November 1:  Libraries will have final pricing in hand for the following year.

January:  Libraries will receive invoices from WiLS for databases for the current year.

*Commitment:  A library's September 1 decision is considered a firm commitment, unless their final total increase amounts to more than 5%, in which case they have the option to decline. 

 

For more information about online databases, contact Rose Ziech.