PASCAL levels the playing the field for students and faculty at all member institutions and provides a higher level of academic content and services at a dramatically lower cost than individual libraries could provide on their own. Leveraging collective licensing and purchasing power enhances the scope of collections while driving costs down and reducing duplication. Since 2004, PASCAL’s statewide electronic library programs have generated over $118 million in cost-avoidance for member libraries.
Annual snapshot ( FY 2016-17):
Our Opt-in resources produced an additional $5.2 million in cost avoidance for participating libraries ($5 value per $1 spent). Fifty-four PASCAL libraries participated in at least one opt-in subscription.