NCompass Live: Discount Shopping With The Nebraska Library Commission

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You may already be familiar with database discounts available through the Nebraska Library Commission, but did you know you can also find discounts on books, library supplies, and conferences on our …

You may already be familiar with database discounts available through the Nebraska Library Commission, but did you know you can also find discounts on books, library supplies, and conferences on our Web site? Join Susan Knisely for a brief overview of savings opportunities that await you at the NLC.

NCompass Live - December 23, 2009.

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  • Provide help and support to libraries, so they can best serve Nebraska residents. Anything we can do centrally to make your jobs easier is something we want to pursue.
  • Discount Purchasing ProgramProgram coordinated by my department. Formerly Network Services back when we served as an OCLC network; now Technology & Access Services.
  • Index organized alphabetically, typically by vendor and database name.Links at top of page to Discounts on Books & Supplies and Discounts on Conferences


  • 1. Discount Shopping with the Nebraska Library Commission
    NCompass Live – December 23, 2009
    Susan Knisely
    Technology & Access Services Department
    Nebraska Library Commission
  • 2. Our Mission
    The mission of the Nebraska Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services.As the state library agency, the Commission is an advocate for the library and information service needs of all Nebraskans.
  • 3. Discount Purchasing Program
    Databases & eResources
    Books & Supplies
    Helping you stretch your scarce dollars through discounts, group purchases, and cost sharing!
  • 4. Discounts on Databases & eResources
  • 5. Databases & eResources
    Standard % off discounts
    Columbia University Press – 20% off list price
    Facts on File – 10% off list price
    SIRS – Special pricing for K12 libraries with < 300 students
    Discounts contingent on group size
    EBSCO discounts offered in conjunction with trials
    Discounts through other library networks
    Britannica (BCR)
    Mango Languages (MLC)
    NetLibrary eBooks (SOLINET/Lyrasis)
  • 6. Database Discount Details
    Discounted pricing published on web site if allowed by vendor
    Centralized billing if more than one library subscribes
    Vendor invoices NLC; NLC pays vendor
    NLC invoices libraries; libraries pay NLC
    Subscription terms
    July 1 through June 30 / January 1 through December 31
    Prorated mid-term subscriptions available in some cases
    ENTIRE discount passed on to libraries
  • 7. Discounts on Books & Supplies
  • 8. Discounts on Books & Supplies
    Vendors typically approach us with offers for “our members”
    Transactions occur directly between library and vendor
    Annual renewal vs. ongoing discounts
    Discount or promotional codes
  • 9. Frequently Used Books & Supplies Discounts
    Twenty one responses to email asking about discount usage:
    Highsmith - 16
    DEMCO - 14
    Barcodes, card pockets, spine labels, label protectors
    Brodart - 10
    The Library Store - 9
    INGRAM – 6
    Baker & Taylor - 3
    Gaylord - 3
    Barnes & Noble - 2
    Software Choice - 2
    Anti-virus software, Microsoft products
    Vernon – 2
    Gumdrop Books - 1
    Computype - 1
  • 10. Discounts on Conferences
    The following Information Today conferences offer discounted rates to Nebraska libraries through NLC:
    Computers in Libraries
    Internet Librarian
    WebSearch University
  • 11. Staying Informed
    TRIAL Mailing List ***
    NCompass Blog
    Discounts on Databases & eResources
    Discounts on Books & Supplies
    Discounts on Conferences
  • 12. Questions?
    Susan Knisely
    800-307-2665 / 402-471-3849