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NLS: That All May Read

Business Plan 2006
Appendix 2

Key Requirements and Assumptions

This document was generated in May 2003 by NLS in conjunction with the Digital Long-Term Planning Group that is assisting NLS in preparing for its digital future. The requirements and assumptions listed are assumed to be valid over a five to fifteen year period, and would need to be revisited when considering a longer planning horizon.

System Basics

System is consumer-driven.
Basic service must be free to the user. Alternative services such as Web-Braille requiring that the user supply some equipment may be offered, but a free version of the same service component must be provided.
System must be affordable by both NLS and network libraries.
NLS primarily supplies materials and playback equipment and the network primarily supplies direct service (reader advisory) and circulation of items to patrons.



Distribution System



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