NCIP Savings Calculator

Individual Library Calculator

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The individual library calculator estimates the staff cost savings possible when your library implements NCIP between your circulation and interlibrary loan systems. This calculator asks you to enter the hourly rate or average hourly rate, the number of transactions processed, and the number of minutes to process one request. It is recommended that you include benefits in the hourly rate when using this calculator. The calculator assumes a 50 percent savings in staff time when using NCIP.

Alternatively, you can use the Statewide Calculator.

Enter the Hourly Rate:
(Use an average rate for more than one staff member or calculate each staff member separately.)

$
 per hour

Enter the number of transactions processed last year and then select the number of minutes to process one request. The system assumes a 50% reduction in staff time when using an NCIP-compliant system.

 
BORROWING: Number of Transactions Processed Last Year Number of Minutes to Process One Request
 
Number of Hours Worked Annually Number of Hours Worked Annually Using an NCIP System Staff Cost Savings

Repeat the process for lending transactions.

 
LENDING: Number of Transactions Processed Last Year Number of Minutes
to Process One Request
 
Number of Hours Worked Annually Number of Hours Worked Annually Using an NCIP System Staff Cost Savings
 
TOTAL STAFF COST SAVINGS:
   
 


The calculator has displayed the number of hours to process borrowing and/or lending requests with your current system, the number to process requests using an NCIP-compliant system, and the staff cost savings, in dollars.

                         


Auto-Graphics, Inc. provides the NCIP Savings Calculator ("Cost Savings Calculator") as a service to help librarians in analyzing potential staff cost savings when implementing NCIP. The cost savings tool provides estimates. These estimates are not a guarantee of cost savings for individual libraries or on a statewide basis. A number of other factors may affect your actual savings, and, thus, your actual savings may differ from the estimates.