Attachment 3

Yale University Library Costs
Conventional shelving Series 1 Series 2 Series 3
Cost element Unit cost 50 year cost 75 year cost 100 year cosT
Acquisition (excluding purchase price) $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00
Cataloging and shelf preparation $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Circulation (assuming 5 transactions in 50 years) $1.75 $8.75 $13.13 $17.50
Shelving (ADA Compliant) $1.72 $86.00 $129.00 $172.00
Processing space $0.06 $3.00 $4.50 $6.00
Operating costs (HVAC, maintenance, etc.) $1.16 $58.00 $87.00 $116.00
Preservation $0.25 $12.50 $18.75 $25.00
Administration $0.05 $2.50 $3.75 $5.00
SCENARIO 1: Total Cost $217.75 $303.13 $388.50
SCENARIO 1: Cost per circulation (5 in 50 years) $43.55 $40.42 $38.85

Similar iterations of the model have been created for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 circulation transactions in 50 years. The cost per circulation for each of these 10 scenarios is summarized below.

Series 1 Series 2 Series 3
SCENARIO 1: Cost per circulation (5 in 50 years) $43.55 $40.42 $38.85
SCENARIO 2: Cost per circulation (10 in 50 years) $22.65 $21.08 $20.30
SCENARIO 3: Cost per circulation (15 in 50 years) $15.68 $14.64 $14.12
SCENARIO 4: Cost per circulation (20 in 50 years) $12.20 $11.42 $11.03
SCENARIO 5: Cost per circulation (25 in 50 years) $10.11 $9.48 $9.17
SCENARIO 6: Cost per circulation (30 in 50 years) $8.72 $8.19 $7.93
SCENARIO 7: Cost per circulation (35 in 50 years) $7.72 $7.27 $7.05
SCENARIO 8: Cost per circulation (40 in 50 years) $6.98 $6.58 $6.39
SCENARIO 9: Cost per circulation (45 in 50 years) $6.39 $6.05 $5.87
SCENARIO 10: Cost per circulation (50 in 50 years) $5.93 $5.62 $5.46


 

Depository shelving Series 4 Series 5 Series 6
Cost element Unit cost 50 year cost 75 year cost 100 year cost
Acquisition (excluding purchase price) $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00
Cataloging and shelf preparation $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Circulation (assuming 5 transactions in 50 years) $1.75 $8.75 $13.13 $17.50
Shelving (depository) $0.14 $7.00 $10.50 $14.00
Processing space $0.06 $3.00 $4.50 $6.00
Operating costs (HVAC, maintenance, etc.) $1.13 $56.50 $84.75 $113.00
Preservation $0.25 $12.50 $18.75 $25.00
Administration $0.05 $2.50 $3.75 $5.00
SCENARIO 1: Total cost $137.25 $182.38 $227.50
SCENARIO 1: Cost per circulation (5 in 50 years) $27.45 $24.32 $22.75

Similar iterations of the model have been created for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 circulation transactions in 50 years. The cost per circulation for each of these 10 scenarios is summarized below.

SCENARIO 1: Cost per circulation (5 in 50 years) $27.45 $24.32 $22.75
SCENARIO 2: Cost per circulation (10 in 50 years) $14.60 $13.03 $12.25
SCENARIO 3: Cost per circulation (15 in 50 years) $10.32 $9.27 $8.75
SCENARIO 4: Cost per circulation (20 in 50 years) $8.18 $7.39 $7.00
SCENARIO 5: Cost per circulation (25 in 50 years) $6.89 $6.26 $5.95
SCENARIO 6: Cost per circulation (30 in 50 years) $6.03 $5.51 $5.25
SCENARIO 7: Cost per circulation (35 in 50 years) $5.42 $4.97 $4.75
SCENARIO 8: Cost per circulation (40 in 50 years) $4.96 $4.57 $4.38
SCENARIO 9: Cost per circulation (45 in 50 years) $4.61 $4.26 $4.08
SCENARIO 10: Cost per circulation (50 in 50 years) $4.32 $4.01 $3.85