These settings are configurable so you can make the projections match the assumptions and values of your institution. They change the model projections of access and cost.
Include Bronze OA
Include Bronze OA as a type of fulfillment. Bronze OA is when a paper is made freely available on a publisher site without an open license (includes Elsevier's "open archive" journals).
Include Green OA submitted versions
Include submitted versions as a type of fulfillment. Submitted versions are papers made available in repositories as preprints or other versions that have not yet been peer reviewed.
Include ASN-hosted content
Include Academic Social Networks (ASNs) as a type of fulfillment -- these include ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and other social sites where academics post papers that are not open repositories.
Include perpetual-access backfile content
Include backfile content as a type of fulfillment. Disable to see what fulfillment would be like if you don't have perpetual access.
Backfile available as perpetual access
Percent of backfile available as perpetual access. If you estimate that you have perpetual access to 90% of your content, set this to 90%.
Institutional authorship weight
A paper authored by someone in your institution contributes this many download-equivalent points to the Usage of the journal. A common value is 100 -- in this case an authored paper in this journal is modeled as the equivalent of 100 downloads of this journal
Institutional citation weight
A citation from someone in your institution contributes this many download-equivalent points to the Usage of the journal. A common value is 10 -- in this case a citation from your institution to this journal is modeled as the equivalent of 10 downloads of this journal
The base cost of your package right now -- either your Big Deal cost or the sum of subscriptions you are currently paying.
Base cost growth
The annual percent increase you expect in your package price (literature suggests 5% if a Big Deal, 8% if individual subscriptions)
A la carte Cost
A la carte subscription cost growth
The annual percent increase you expect in ala cart subscription prices (literature suggests 8%)
A la carte 'content fee'
A content fee charged by publishers when buying subscriptions ala cart, above whatever is included in your current package price (literature suggests 5.7% for subscriptions).
ILL transaction cost
The cost of an ILL request for your institution (literature suggests $17 is average).
ILL frequency, as percent of delayed access
The percent of accesses which you estimate will result in ILL requests, of papers not available instantly (literature suggests 5).