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Business Plan 2003
Appendix 7

Life-Cycle Cost Model, FY 2002 Values
No. Name Description Value Source Notes
1 Inflation Rate General Economic Inflation Rate 2.53% US Department of Labor Consumer Price Index Figures The inflation rate is calculated as the average of the Consumer Price Index figures for the last ten years.  The figures used are the All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) indices showing the percent change of the yearly average.  Internet access to the information can be obtained at ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt
2 Recorded Readership Recorded Readership 660,102 NLS Congressional Submittal Readership and Circulation  
3 Recorded Readership Growth Average Annual Change in Readership -1.57% NLS Congressional Submittal Readership and Circulation The value was obtained as the average yearly percent change in readership for the last ten years.
4 Recorded Circulation Recorded Circulation of Books, Magazines and TBT 22,411,095 NLS Congressional Submittal Readership and Circulation  
5 Recorded Circulation Growth Average Annual Change in Circulation 0.47% NLS Congressional Submittal Readership and Circulation The value was obtained as the average yearly percent change in readership for the last ten years.
6 Machines Assigned Number of Machines Assigned 530,126 Monthly Machine Report The value is the cassette machine "Assigned" totals from MMR of December (C1, C2, CT1, E1, etc.).
7 Machines Inventory Total Total of Machines Assigned, Available , and In Repair 701,020 Monthly Machine Report The value is the cassette machine "Net inventory" from MMR of December (C1, C2, CT1, E1, etc.).
8 Machines in Repair and Available, Number Total of Machines In Repair and Available 170,838 Monthly Machine Report The value is the sum of cassette machine "Available" and "In Repair" from MMR of December (C1, C2, CT1, E1, etc.).
9 Machines in Repair and Available, Percentage Machines in Repair and Available as a Percentage of Machines Assigned 32.23% Monthly Machine Report The percentage is derived from the ratio of the cassette machine "Machines in Repair and Available, Number" to "Machines Assigned."
10 Machines in Repair Total of Machines In Repair 85,741 Monthly Machine Report The "Machines in Repair" data is from the cassette machine "Repair Quantity" from MMR of December (C1, C2, CT1, E1, etc.)
11 Machines Held as Available, Percentage Machines Available Calculated as a Percent of Machines Assigned 16.05% Monthly Machine Report The percentage is calculated from the ratio of cassette machine "Available Machine" totals to "Assigned Machine" totals from MMR of December (C1, C2, CT1, E1, etc.)
12 Machine Usage Number of Yearly Hours the Average Patron Uses the Machine 248 Calculations by model designer. The machine usage per year is a constant, as calculated by the contractor: 248 hours, rounded.
13 Machine Net Weight Machine Weight Without Battery and Packaging 4.69 Lab Measurement of C1 Machine  
14 Machine Packaging Weight Machine Packaging Weight 0.85 Lab Measurement of C1 Machine  
15 Battery Weight Battery Weight 0.67 Lab Measurement of C1 battery pack  
16 Machine Volume Machine Packed Volume 0.38 Lab Measurement of C1 Machine The machine volume value includes packaging.
17 New Machines Purchased Quantity of New Machines Purchased 49,980 Invoices against the contract The assistant to the director prepares a tabulation annually for the Library; it shows quantity based on contract unit cost and adjustments to Dollar-Yen conversion.
18 Machine Cost Machine Cost $253.83 Current C1 Contract The machine cost value includes packaging.
19 Machine Cost Inflation Machine Cost Inflation 4.86% Current C1 Contract  
20 Software Cost, Annual Supplemental Machine Software Development and Maintenance Cost $0 TBD This input is currently a placeholder for future alternate machine annual software costs.
21 Machine MTBF Machine Mean Time Between Failures 1,000.00 C1 Machine Specification The "not to exceed" C1 machine specification value in hours is used.
22 Battery Cost Battery Pack Cost (Replacement) $6.67 Current Contract The value given is the cost of a replacement battery pack for a single C1 machine.
23 Battery MTBF Battery Mean Time Between Failures 1,358.14 Machine Usage, Purchased Battery Quantities The value is calculated from dividing the product of "Assigned Machines" and "Machine Usage" by the quantity of replacement battery packs purchased in the previous year. The quantity of replacement battery packs is derived from End of Year Status of Funds Reports battery costs and the single "Battery Cost".
24 Battery Disposal Cost Single Battery Pack Disposal Cost $0.00   Purchase cost includes disposal cost.
25 Machine Loss Rate Percentage of Assigned Machines That are Lost, Stolen or Unknown 6.40% MMR The value is calculated from the average of the last five years" December MMR cassette machine "Location Unknown" quantities and "Assigned Machines".
26 Machine DBR Rate Machine Damaged Beyond Repair Rate 5.34% MMR The value is calculated from the average of the last five years" December MMR cassette machine "Damaged" quantities and "Assigned Machines".
27 Machine Non-Repairable Failure Rate Machine Percentage of Failures That are not Repairable 0.00%   This input is currently a placeholder for future alternate machine Non-repairable quantities
28 Machine Disposal Cost Single Machine Disposal Cost $2.00 Machine disposal contract.  
29 Contract Machine Repairs Number of Contract Machine Repairs 4,376 Invoices against the contract  
30 Warranty Repair Rate Percent of Previous Year Machine Purchases Which are Repaired by Warranty 5.55% C-1 Warranty Monthly Activity Report The percentage value is calculated by dividing the total of the monthly warranty reports by the total quantity of C1 machines bought the previous year.
31 Non-Contract Machine Repairs Number of Non-Contract Machine Repairs 134,945 NLS Congressional Submittal - Machine Repairs All cassette repairs in the submittal net of warranty and contract repairs.
32 Non-Contract Repair Attrition Rate Percentage Change in Non-Contract Repairs Year by Year -1.94% NLS Congressional Submittal - Machine Repairs The repair figures for previous ten years were used to find the rate of change.
33 Repair Consumables Cost of Consumables Per 1000 Machine Repairs $95.32 End of Year Status of Funds Reports The value was calculated as an average of the cost of consumables per 1000 repairs for the previous ten years. The consumables costs are isolated by reviewing the annual purchases under budget object class 2621 (Batteries, Spare Parts, Etc.)
34 Repair Tools Cost of Tools Per 1000 Machine Repairs $270.26 End of Year Status of Funds Reports End of Year Status of Funds Reports
35 Repair Spare Parts Percent of Machine Cost Required for a Single Repair"s Spare Parts 4.44% End of Year Status of Funds Reports The value was calculated as an average of the cost of spare parts per individual repair for the previous ten years. The spare parts costs are isolated by reviewing the annual purchases under budget object class 2621 (Batteries, Spare Parts, Etc.)
36 Contract Machine Repair Labor Cost Contract Machine Repair Labor Cost $64.19 Contract The cost is for labor only and does not include the spare parts.  The spare parts are provided to the contractor by NLS.
37 USPS Delivery Cost USPS Revenue Forgone Appropriation / Free Matter $80,999,600 Public Laws and hearings before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The value presumes that revenue forgone appropriation applies solely to the NLS program materials.  The value includes all costs incurred in delivery of all types of NLS material
38 Federal Non-USPS Delivery Cost Federal Non-USPS Costs Incurred in Delivery of NLS Material $0 TBD This input is currently a placeholder for future alternate delivery costs.
39 Network Non-USPS Delivery Cost Network Non-USPS Costs Incurred in Delivery of NLS Material $0 TBD This input is currently a placeholder for future alternate delivery costs.
40 MSC Non-USPS Delivery Cost MSC Non-USPS Costs Incurred in Delivery of NLS Material $0 TBD This input is currently a placeholder for future alternate delivery costs.
41 Mastering Inflation Rate Book and Magazine Mastering Inflation Rate 2.12% Year -to-year Cost Comparison PICS Report The value is the average change for the previous ten years.
42 Media Inflation Rate Book and Magazine Media Inflation Rate -0.36% Year -to-year Cost Comparison PICS Report The value is the average change for the previous ten years.
43 Book Mastering Cost Weighted Average Mastering Cost of a Book Title Per Minute $4.32 Year -to-year Cost Comparison (Current Year) PICS Report The value includes all research, tone indexing, corrections and 100% QC.
44 Book Media, Unit Cost Weighted Average Unit Cost of a Book Media - eg. Cassette $0.95 Year -to-year Cost Comparison (Current Year) PICS Report The cost includes the cassette shell, loading the cassette, labeling the cassette, loading the cassette into the container, and labeling of the container.
45 Book Copy Container Cost Average Book Copy Container Cost $0.52 Container Contract (Current Year) The book container cost includes shipping in bulk to the book producers.
46 Book Titles Number of Book Titles Per Year 1,815 Fiscal Year Cost Projections PICS Report The book titles include all English, Spanish and Duplication Only Titles
47 Additional Mastering Cost Average Extra Costs Per Book Title $66.38 Year -to-year Cost Comparison (Current Year) PICS Report The value is calculated using current system sub-master costs per reel and the average number of reels per title.
48 Book Length Average Book Title Length 594.00 Ad-hoc query from PICS system Ad-hoc query from PICS system
49 Book Copies Number of Required Copies of an Average Book Title 968 Ad-hoc query from PICS system The value is the calculated average for all duplicated titles for the last ten years
50 Book Media Units Average Number of Media Units Required for a Book Copy 2.20 Ad-hoc query from PICS system The value is the calculated average for all duplicated titles for the last ten years
51 Additional Duplication Costs Average Extra Duplication Costs Per Book Title $39.99 Year -to-year Cost Comparison (Current Year) PICS Report The value is calculated using current system inter-master costs per reel and the average number of reels per title.
52 Magazine Titles Number of Magazine Titles Per Year 42 PICS Reports  
53 Magazine Frequency Weighted Average Yearly Number of Issues of Magazine 15.81 PICS Reports  
54 Magazine Length Weighted Average Magazine Issue Length 295.81 PICS Reports  
55 Magazine Media Units Weighted Average Number of Media Units Per Magazine Copy - eg. Cassettes 1.17 PICS Reports  
56 Magazine Copies Weighted Average Number of Required Copies of a Magazine Issue 4,024 PICS Reports  
57 Magazine Mastering Cost Weighted Average Mastering Cost of a Magazine Issue Per Minute $3.70 PICS Reports  
58 Magazine Media, Unit Cost Weighted Average Magazine Media Unit Cost - eg. Cassette $0.55 PICS Reports  
59 Magazine Copy Packaging Cost Weighted Average Magazine Copy Packaging Cost $0.00 TBD This input is currently a placeholder for future alternate magazine costs.  Currently packaging is included in the unit cost.
60 TBT Frequency Yearly Frequency of Talking Book Topics 6.00 Current TBT Contract  
61 TBT Length Average Talking Book Topics Issue Length 274.00 Current TBT Contract  
62 TBT Media Units Number of Media Units Required Per Talking Book Topics Issue 1.00 Current TBT Contract  
63 TBT Copies Number of Copies of a Talking Book Topics Issue 93,352 Current TBT Contract, Cassette Subscribers Only  
64 TBT Mastering Cost Narration Cost of a Talking Book Topics Issue Per Minute $4.95 Current TBT Contract  
65 TBT Media, Unit Cost Talking Book Topics Media Unit Cost $0.40 Current TBT Contract The cost includes cassette labeling.
66 TBT Copy Packaging Cost Talking Book Topics Packaging Cost Per Copy $0.25 Current TBT Contract, Calculated by John Bryant as $0.187/ package for 1999 TBT The cost includes the mailer, the order form and mailing preparation.
67 Network Labor: Set-up; maintain patron files Cost of Initial Registration of Patrons and Record Updating $4,382,888 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
68 Network Labor: Check-in, shelve Cost of Receipt, Sorting, Checking-In and Putting Away of New or Returned Books or Machines $5,148,430 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
69 Network Labor: Inspect books Cost of Book Inspection Performed Upon the Issuance or Return of Books $1,478,611 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
70 Network Labor: Duplicate books Cost of Reproduction of NLS Books $1,586,930 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
71 Network Labor: Build & maintain collection Cost of Weeding / Shifting of Book Collections, Copy Allotment, Ordering New Items, and Cataloging $1,877,589 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
72 Network Labor: Repair books & machines Cost of Repair of Recorded Books, and Diagnostics, Cleaning, Record Keeping, Transport, and Repair of Machines $1,853,212 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
73 Network Labor: Receive requests, make selections Cost of Receipt of Patron Telephone, Mail, and Walk-In Requests, Fulfillment of Requests, and Reader Advisory/Reference Services $7,933,953 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
74 Network Labor: Check-out; delivery Cost of Retrieval of Materials from Storage, Packaging, and Mailing $4,326,964 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
75 Network Labor: Retrieve over due items Cost of Writing and Telephone Efforts to Retrieve Overdue Books and Machines $695,949 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
76 Network Labor: Manage & support operations Cost of Managerial / Supervisory Activities, Clerical / Secretarial Support, and Conferences and Travel $13,197,697 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base year value by applying the average of 1989-to-base-year ECI value and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
77 Labor Inflation Rate Annual Inflation Rate of Network Labor Costs 3.12% Bureau of Labor and Statistics The value is the average 1989 to base-year Employment Cost Index (ECI) value.  The data can be accessed on the internet at http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/eci.toc.htm.
78 Network Facilities: Facility & occupancy Cost of Facilities and Occupancy $10,233,715 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, 1999 GSA Rental Rates The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure was used to generate a 1999 value by applying the average of 1989 to base-year GSA rates (75% of office rates) of 28 cities and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.  The GSA rate data for 1989 was gained from the 1989 study.  The GSA rate data for the base-year was accessed using a commercial database at http://www.costargroup.com/body/regions/stats/default.asp.
79 Facilities Inflation Rate Annual Inflation Rate of Network Labor Costs 1.50% 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, 1999 GSA Rental Rates The value is the average of 1989 to base-year GSA rates (75% of office rates) of 28 cities and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.  The GSA rate data for 1989 was gained from the 1989 study.  The GSA rate data for the base-year was accessed using a commercial database at http://www.costargroup.com/body/regions/stats/default.asp.
80 Network Operations: Maintenance of equipment Cost of Equipment Maintenance $950,463 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, CPI Figures The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base-year value by applying the average of 1989 to base-year CPI values and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
81 Network Operations: Depreciation of Equipment Cost of Equipment Depreciation $2,280,936 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, CPI Figures The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base-year value by applying the average of 1989 to base-year CPI values and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
82 Network Operations: Office services Cost of External Office Services $3,227,202 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, CPI Figures The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base-year value by applying the average of 1989 to base-year CPI values and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
83 Network Operations: Supplies Cost of Supplies $1,649,770 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, CPI Figures The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base-year value by applying the average of 1989 to base-year CPI values and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
84 Network Operations: Travel & miscellaneous Cost of Travel Associated with Facilities and Occupancy $504,111 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, CPI Figures The value is calculated using the figure for the Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  That figure is used to generate a base-year value by applying the average of 1989 to base-year CPI values and the "Recorded Readership Growth" rate.
85 Operations Inflation Rate Annual Inflation Rate of Network Operations Costs 4.83% CPI Figures The value is the "Inflation Rate" which is calculated as the average of the Consumer Price Index figures for years 1990 through base year.
86 MSC Labor: Set-up; maintain patron files Cost of Initial Registration of Patrons and Record Updating $2,321 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
87 MSC Labor: Check-in; shelve Cost of Receipt, Sorting, Checking-In and Putting Away of New or Returned Books or Machines $68,079 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
88 MSC Labor: Inspect books Cost of Book Inspection Performed Upon the Issuance or Return of Books $26,838 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
89 MSC Labor: Duplicate books Cost of Reproduction of NLS Books $50,458 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
90 MSC Labor: Build & maintain collection Cost of Weeding / Shifting of Book Collections, Copy Allotment, Ordering New Items, and Cataloging $62,420 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
91 MSC Labor: Repair books & machines Cost of Repair of Recorded Books, and Diagnostics, Cleaning, Record Keeping, Transport, and Repair of Machines $4,746 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
92 MSC Labor: Receive requests, make selections Cost of Receipt of Patron Telephone, Mail, and Walk-In Requests, Fulfillment of Requests, and Reader Advisory/Reference Services $53,911 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
93 MSC Labor: Check-out; delivery Cost of Retrieval of Materials from Storage, Packaging, and Mailing $84,180 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
94 MSC Labor: Retrieve over due items Cost of Writing and Telephone Efforts to Retrieve Overdue Books and Machines $711 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
95 MSC Labor: Manage & support operations Cost of Managerial / Supervisory Activities, Clerical / Secretarial Support, and Conferences and Travel $98,921 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
96 MSC Facilities: Facility & occupancy Cost of Facilities and Occupancy $262,435 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
97 MSC Operations: Maintenance of equipment Cost of Equipment Maintenance $5,044 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
98 MSC Operations: Depreciation of Equipment Cost of Equipment Depreciation $35,200 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
99 MSC Operations: Office services Cost of External Office Services $30,524 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
100 MSC Operations: Supplies Cost of Supplies $8,948 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
101 MSC Operations: Travel & miscellaneous Cost of Travel Associated with Facilities and Occupancy $5,044 1989 Study of Projection of Network Costs, Current MSC Contract The value is calculated using figures for the MSC Playback Machines and Recorded Book/Magazine Operations from the 1989 Study.  Those figures is used to generate percentage for each functional labor, facilities, and operations category.  The base-year MSC contract cost then has the percentage applied to derive the base-year value.
102 DDC Labor: Check-in, shelve Cost of Receipt, Sorting, Checking-In and Putting Away of New or Returned Books $0    
103 DDC Labor: Inspect books Cost of Book Inspection Performed Upon the Issuance or Return of Books $0    
104 DDC Labor: Duplicate books Cost of Reproduction of NLS Books $0    
105 DDC Labor: Check-out; delivery Cost of Retrieval of Materials from Storage, Packaging, and Mailing $0    
106 DDC Labor: Manage & support operations Cost of Managerial / Supervisory Activities, Clerical / Secretarial Support, and Conferences and Travel $0    
107 DDC Labor: Automated systems operations Costs for daily operation of IT system $0    
108 DDC Facilities: Facility and occupancy Cost of Facilities and Occupancy $0    
109 DDC Operations: Maintenance of equipment Cost of Equipment Maintenance $0    
110 DDC Operations: Depreciation of Equipment Cost of Equipment Depreciation $0    
111 DDC Operations: Office services Cost of External Office Services $0    
112 DDC Operations: Supplies Cost of Supplies $0    
113 DDC Operations: Travel & miscellaneous Cost of Travel Associated with Facilities and Occupancy $0    
114 DDC Unit Costs: Media and container labels Cost per copy of label stock $0.00    
115 DDC Unit Costs: Address card Cost per copy of card stock $0.00    
116 Probability of loss per circulation   0.00    
117 Copy retention factor   1.00    
118 Book Duplication Inflation Rate Was 42A -1.46% Year -to-year Cost Comparison PICS Report The value is the average change for years 1989 through 1999.
119 Book: Media Unit Duplication Cost Was 44A $0.61 Year -to-year Cost Comparison (Current Year) PICS Report  

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