Academic Law Libraries: Statistics, Analytics and Reports
ALLStAR is an effort to enable academic law libraries to systematically gather and analyze a large set of relevant and previously unobtainable data points. Using Counting Opinions' LibPAS as the interface, participating libraries will be able to analyze their own operations, as well as undertake extensive benchmarking against any other participating library or libraries they choose.
The cost to develop and implement ALLStAR is being underwritten in year one by NELLCO and the Yale Law Library. We invite and encourage all academic law libraries to participate AT NO COST in the first year. After year one, the participating libraries will assume the cost of the system. Our goal is for the cost per library not to exceed $1,000/yr.
There are 2 levels of participation:
- Level 1 - Reports only - view pre-populated data. In order to continue beyond year one, Level 1 participants must move to Level 2.
- Level 2 - Data capture and full reporting/benchmarking. Level 2 participants gain access to the data capture side of the system and commit to entering the data for their library as completely as possible. In addition to undertaking their own analysis of the data, Level 2 participants will be able to use ALLStAR as their one stop shop to meet all of their annual reporting requirements, including ABA, USNWR, IPEDS, etc.
•To identify, understand, and quantify our strengths and weaknesses
•To understand the drivers of demand on library resources and how they are changing
•To enable me to align internal resource allocation
•To enable you to
–Justify resources needed
–Motivate staff to consider change
–Plan strategically for the future
Interested in ALLStAR? Contact us to learn more!