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Digital Talking Book Distribution Analysis

For: Digital talking book distribution analysis. Task 1 - Distribution system analysis and selection (Final report : September 16, 2005)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Section 1—Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 Objectives

1.3 Scope

1.4 Constraints, Caveats, Limitations and Assumptions

Section 2—Key Variables and Other Considerations Affecting DTB Distribution System Costs

2.1 Book Production

2.2 Book Circulation (Macro Level)

2.3 Network Library Recorded Book Distribution Operations

2.4 Loss Rate of Books

2.5 Turnaround Time for Books

2.6  Sources of Book Circulation

2.7  Book Circulation (Detailed Level)

2.7.1 Pareto’s Law Effect

2.7.2 Production Quantities and Lengths for Ranked Titles

2.7.3 Title Age

2.7.4 Title Production Quantity

2.7.5 Demand by Subject and Author

2.7.6 Conclusions Regarding Detailed Circulation

2.8 Flash Memory Costs and Characteristics

2.9 Library ADP Systems

2.10 Formative Cost Model for Duplication-on-Demand Operations Under the Hybrid Option

2.11 Estimated Costs of Mass-Duplicating DTBs

2.12 Capacity Comparisons of Present Cassette Container Shelving Converted to Pro Forma Cartridge Container Storage

2.13 Potential Savings in Library Storage Space and Costs

2.14 Some Labeling Suggestions for the DTB Cartridge Container

Section 3—Cost Evaluation Model and Estimated Costs of Distribution Options

3.1 Cost Evaluation Model

3.2  Estimated Costs of Distribution Options

Section 4—Evaluation of Distribution Options

4.1  Evaluation Factors Definitions and Weights

4.2  Application of Evaluation Factors to DTB Distribution System Options

4.3  Recommendations


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Posted on 2006-11-30