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Delivering Value

PASCAL levels the playing 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 $188 million in cost-avoidance for member libraries.

Annual snapshot (FY2022-23):

  • PASCAL provided over $10.2 million in cost avoidance to member libraries compared to individual market pricing for the core resources PASCAL provides.
  • Opt-in resources produced over 7.8 million in cost avoidance for participating libraries. Fifty-five PASCAL libraries participated in at least one opt-in subscription.
The Statewide Electronic Library for Higher Education is coordinated by PASCAL, its members and other partners. Funding is provided by the South Carolina General Assembly, PASCAL member libraries, and grants.
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