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Network Bulletin   No:   08-17

Date:     June 20, 2008

Subject:  Budget,NLS                                             
Index term:  NLS share of program costs

      
      
      
      Listed below are the average dollar values of NLS-furnished items.  You may use this
      information to determine the NLS share of your program costs and the cumulative
      federal investment in your organization or state.
                                                                 
      Fiscal Year 2008 Costs
      
      I.  Equipment
      
      A.  Digital talking-book machine (DA-1/DS-1) (est.)    $ 200.00
      Spare parts (est.)                      $   10.00
                                                        $ 210.00
      
      B.  Talking-book machine (A-1)                    $ 280.00*
      Spare parts (est.)                      $   13.84
                                                        $ 293.84
      
      C.  Cassette book machine (C-1)                   $ 300.00*
      Spare parts (est.)                      $   17.76
                                                        $ 317.76
      
      Cassette book machine (E-1)                      $ 160.20*
      Spare parts (est.)                               $   19.99*     
                                                        $ 180.19
      
      D.  Combination machine (CT-1)               $ 435.00*
      
      
      
      * NLS will no longer purchase.
      
      E.  Headphone                           $   22.00
      
      F.  Remote control unit                      $   77.00 
      
      G.  Extension lever                     $     6.00
      
      H.  Batteries                           $   11.62
      
      I.  Pillowspeaker                            $     1.00     
      
      J.  Breath switch                            $   50.00
      
      K.  Headphone amplifier (combination)             $   98.00
      
      L.  Solar panel battery charger                   $ 238.00
      
      M.  Converter electrical (overseas)               $   15.00
      
                          
      II.  Reading Materials
      
      A. Digital cartridge (est.)                $   9.00
          
      B. Cassette books
      (per copy, including container)
      
      1. Engish-language title               $    5.07
      2. Foreign-language title             $    6.80
      
      C.  Braille books (per copy)
      1.  Press braille                      $   96.10
      2.  Print/braille                      $   27.71
      
      D.  Magazines (per copy)
      1.  Braille magazine                   $     3.73
      2.  Cassette magazine                  $     0.57
      
      
      III.      Bibliographic Materials
      
      A. Bimonthly magazines (per copy)
      1. Talking Book Topics
      a) Large print                   $      .26
      b) Cassette                 $    1.42
      c) Computer diskette             $      .45
                     
      Braille Book Review
      a)  Large print                   $      .44
      a)  Braille                       $    3.56
      
      B.   Catalogs (multiyear averages, per copy)**
      1.   Large print                        $     1.06
      2.   Braille                            $     6.83
      3.   Cassette                      $     1.11
      
      
      **Catalogs vary widely in length, complexity, and
       format.  Annual averages provide no meaningful 
       comparison, so multiyear averages are used.
      
      IV.       Supplies
      
      A.   Braille mailing container               $   24.58
      
      B.   Machine carton:
      1.   Talking-book machine carton             $     2.75*
      (with packing material)
      2.   Cassette book machine (C-1) carton      $     3.29
      (with packing material)
      3.   Cassette book machine (E-1) carton      $     8.74
      4.   Combination (CT-1) or talking-book      $     2.40*
      (A-1) machine carton with packing
      5.    Headphone carton                         $       .77
      
      V. Services
      
      Volunteer repair of playback equipment,      $    35.80 
      cost per machine (based on average flat
      rate per machine repaired).
      
      
      For further information contact:   
      
      Marsha Jackson, Head
      Administrative Section