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MCLS is implementing the FTE feature in ConsortiaManager for more accurate vendor pricing

Check your email on Dec. 4 for instructions on implementing FTE in your ConsortiaManager profile. This feature allows you to input your library’s user count information, which is used by vendors to determine subscription pricing. Different library types use different user counts; academics use full-time equivalent (FTE), medical libraries use bed count, public libraries use population served, and school libraries use student enrollment. Previously, MCLS relied on state and national reports for this data, not all of which is current. Allowing libraries to input this data directly in ConsortiaManager streamlines the pricing process as it is included in the information sent to vendors with each new order and renewal.

MCLS is asking libraries to complete implementation by Jan. 31. This will become an annual process to ensure MCLS has the most accurate data to facilitate your subscription purchasing.

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