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State Agency Subscriptions Review

Information pertaining to ORS 357.115, related to state agencies providing information about subscriptions to the State Library for review and approval.


Every agency selects an individual to be the agency liaison with the State Library for subscriptions information.

The agency liaison will:

  • Complete the Subscription Review Form when an agency either (1) starts a new subscription or (2) renews a current subscription.
  • Contact the Electronic Resources Librarian with any questions.

The Electronic Resources Librarian will:

  • Reply to Subscription Review Form responses with approval information.
  • Respond to questions from agency liaisons.
  • Provide data summaries of state agency subscriptions.
  • Research subscription possibilities, including but not limited to: State Library subscriptions, state agency cooperative subscriptions.


The State Library asks agencies to include information about the following types of subscriptions:

  • Newspapers, print and electronic
  • Magazines, print and electronic
  • Journals, print and electronic (not associated with professional association memberships)
  • Reports, print and electronic
  • Datasets or statistical analyses
  • Reference-related databases

The following types of purchases do not need to be reported to the State Library:

  • Publications connected to professional association memberships
  • Software licenses for programs
  • Free-of-charge subscriptions
  • Databases, information resources, subscription licenses or other services or resources provided by the State Archives
  • Legal databases, legal information resources, legal subscription licenses or other law-related services or resources

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