Estimate the savings on course resources that your students and school can realize by using the Leganto course resource list solution.

Savings are computed on the basis of real readings used in real courses and the typical set of library holdings at institutions similar to yours.

Adjust the data for your institution to calculate your potential savings.

Approximate number of courses per year

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Mean number of students per course

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What percentage of your course resource lists will be managed in Leganto?

During first year of operation

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During third year of operation

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Leganto saves students money on coursepacks by automatically identifying library-subscribed materials.Calculations are based on a typical resource list of the type of institution you selected

Students are buying coursepacks that include materials that are part of their library’s holdings. Studies of US schools have shown that an average of 45% of materials in coursepacks that students purchased were legally available online for free. Of those materials, 60%–65% were available through the library’s holdings. The remainder consisted of open-access content.

Furthermore, Leganto statistics generated from 10,456 courses and 326,235 citations at 11 universities in Europe, Australia, and North America show that 61.4% of course materials are books (or book chapters) that are available in the library, physically or electronically.

Are your students paying for coursepacks?

Typical coursepack price per student, without Leganto

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Typical coursepack price per student, with Leganto

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Savings per student per course:

Leganto saves money for the library by applying a pay-per-use model for materials that the library licenses specifically for courses. Without Leganto, libraries would pay the full amount—for all students in the course—regardless of how many students actually downloaded the materials.

Many libraries license content for all the students enrolled in a course regardless of how many students actually use the materials.

Leganto’s pay-per-use licensing means that schools pay only for content that is actually used and only for the number of students who are using it. This licensing model can lead to significant direct savings for schools.

In the fall of 2016, one of the top universities in the southern United States implemented Leganto. Committed to providing students with class materials free of charge, the library took advantage of the Leganto pay-per-use capabilities to acquire licenses for readings not covered by existing library subscriptions. In the first two terms, the school saw direct savings of nearly 70%, at $584 per course, on the licensing of materials.

Does the library pay licensing costs for course materials?

Mean percentage of students that download a reading list item

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Statistics show that in average a resource in a reading list is downloaded by 30% of the students. I.e., 70% of students are not downloading the specific material.

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