Attachment 6

Unit cost model for CRL and Yale Library

UNIT COST ESTIMATES, ALLOWANCES, AND CALCULATIONS

CRL Yale Library
One-time cost per volume
Acquisition activities $9.06 $12.00 Allowance
Cataloging and shelf preparation $48.43 $35.00 Allowance
Annual cost per volume
Circulation (out and in) $19.54 $1.75 OCS Study, Doc. 9; includes OPAC costs
Preservation IDC $0.25 Allowance
Shelving space (CRL) $0.22
Shelving space (ADA compliant) $1.72 Amortized construction cost/vols. per sq. foot
Shelving space (depository) $0.14 Amortized construction cost/vols. per sq. foot
Administration IDC $0.05 Allowance
Amortized proc. & admin space/yr. IDC $0.06 Amortized cap. cost per net sq. foot*space per vol.
Operating costs (ADA shelving) IDC $1.12 HVAC, etc.*ratio/vols. per sq. foot
Operating costs (depository shelving) IDC $0.01 HVAC, etc.*ratio/vols. per sq. foot
Operating costs (processing & admin.) IDC $0.04 HVAC, etc.*ratio*space per vol.
Cost elements for space
Capital costs
Construction cost/net sq.foot $70 $300 Allowance
Amortization period 30 years 35 years
Interest rate 6% 8%
Amortized cap. cost/net sq.foot $20.69 $25.74 Amortization table
Vols./sq.foot (CRL) 100
Vols./sq.foot (ADA compliant) 15 OCS Study, Doc. 1
Vols./sq.foot (depository) 185 OCS Study, Doc. 1
No. of volumes 2,000,000
Processing & admin. space IDC 5,000 nsf OCS design, in progress
Processing & admin. space/vol. IDC 0.0025 Total space/number of volumes
Operating costs
HVAC, maintenance, etc./gsf IDC $12 Allowance
Ratio gsf/nsf 1.098 1.4 Allowance

Sources:

CRL cost information provided by Donald Simpson, CRL President, in August 1997 correspondence. CRL accounts for many cost factors that are itemized by Yale by applying a 35% indirect cost (IDC) rate to its core activities. Yale Library cost information based on estimates, allowances, and formulas provided above.

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