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Business Plan

NLS published a strategic business plan for implementing digital systems in December 2003.

In March 2004, NLS published an updated summary.

In September 2006, NLS published an updated strategic business plan for the implementation of digital systems. Below are links to the plan and its appendices.


Current Strategic Business Plan for the Implementation of Digital Systems (2006)

Appendix 1: Public Law 89-522

Appendix 2: Digital Talking Book Program, Key Requirements and Assumptions

Appendix 3: Improvements That Are Most Important to Talking Book Subscribers

Appendix 4: Transition from Recorded Cassette Books to Digital Talking Books [PDF/11 kb, 1 p.]

Appendix 5: Market Trends—USB Flash Drives, Worldwide, 2001-2010 [PDF/47 kb, 1 p.]

March 2004 updated Executive Summary

The current business plan (December 2003)

Appendix 1: Public Law 89-522

Appendix 2: Digital Talking Book Program, Key Requirements and Assumptions

Appendix 3: Specifications for the Digital Talking Book (Forward and Overview)

Appendix 4: Planned DTB Title Production in Accessible [PDF/24 kb, 1 p.]

Appendix 5: List of First 1,000 Titles Selected for Conversion

Appendix 6: Flash Memory Costs, 1997-2008 in Accessible [PDF/42 kb, 1 p.]

Appendix 7: Life-Cycle Cost Model, FY2002 Values

Appendix 8: Overview of Estimated Costs for Transition to a Digital Talking Book System

Appendix 9: Digital System Transition Gantt Chart in HTML

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Posted on 2013-06-28