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Reports from the ALLStAR Official Survey / Collection (AOS) are available (March 6, 2019). 

The reports are in a folder titled "FY 17-18 ALLStAR Official Survey Reports" in every subscriber's ALLSTAR folder after you click on the "Reports" button from the Welcome Page.

Tier 2-4 subscribers can save and edit the reports as you'd like.

Tier 1 subscribers can use the reports but the reports cannot be saved or edited.

The report data available includes:
- Personnel
- Expenditures
- Collections
- Services / Usage
- Interlibrary Loan
- Facilities
- Degrees, Faculty & Enrollment
- Notes / Footnotes

If you have questions or need assistance navigating ALLStAR, frequently asked questions and video tutorials are on the NELLCO ALLStAR website. You can also email us at

Thank you all for your continued participation in and support of ALLStAR. 

About the Project

Academic Law Libraries: Statistics, Analytics and Reports is an exciting and groundbreaking project supported by the Yale Law Library and the NELLCO Law Library Consortium. Are you frustrated with the minimally useful takeoffs and pdf reports that you receive from 3rd parties? Do you want to be able to mine the data and extract data points of use to you in real time? ALLStAR has the potential to be your library's go to tool for internal analysis and benchmarking, as well as all of your data gathering and reporting requirements (ABA, ARL, USNWR, IPEDS, etc.).

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.


ALLStAR Benchmarking is moving into year three. The cost of the first year of this powerful survey tool was underwritten by NELLCO and Yale Law Library. Moving forward we committed to keeping the subscription fees below $1000 per library per year, and we are excited to announce that we have done so for year three.

Below you will find information on the four ALLStAR Tier Levels. Decide what statistics and access are of value to your library and choose the tier that works best for you. Each tier builds on the previous level, so all lower-tier features are available to upper-tier subscribers. NELLCO Membership is not required to participate.

With the discontinuation of the Law Library Section on the ABA Survey, ALLStAR is committed to continuing to gather these statistics and provide summary data to all academic law libraries in the United States who wish to participate. With that in mind, in year three we will continue to offer access to input and receive summary data for the ABA survey (Tier 1) for free. Additional surveys and reporting tools will fall under Tiers 2-4.

There is a one-time set-up fee associated with getting each account online and activated. The fee varies depending on the Tier Level. Libraries that were early adopters and signed up for Level 2 Access before July 31, 2017 will have their set-up fees waived. Contact to determine if your library’s set-up fee will be waived.

ALLStAR renewals are now open. Complete this form to renew your subscription or to subscribe for the first time.

ALLStAR Year Three subscriptions will run from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Participating libraries should select their tier level by September 20 to avoid an interruption in ALLStAR service and access.  

The Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS) of AALL encourages all academic law libraries to participate in ALLStAR.



Yearly Subscription: FREE             One-Time Set-Up Fee: FREE

Enter the data for your library for the ABA Survey, US News & World Reports, and ALLStAR Official Survey (AOS)** questions. At the end of the data entry period, subscribing libraries will receive summary data for the AOS survey. This tier comes with one username/login.


Yearly Subscription: $500              One-Time Set-Up Fee: $100*

Enter the data for your library for the four national surveys, ABA, ARL, ACRL, and US News & World Report and the ALLStAR Official Survey (AOS)**. In addition to summary data, libraries will have the ability to run custom reports based on the five surveys’ data. This tier comes with one username/login.


Yearly Subscription: $700              One-Time Set-Up Fee: $400*

Enter the data for all surveys as well as the ability to input nearly 3000 additional data points that have been hand-selected for their applicability to law libraries and benchmarking. Libraries can create separate accounts for librarians and staff to input data and run reports on their own.


Yearly Subscription: $800              One-Time Set-Up Fee: $400*

This tier has all of the access and benefits of Tier 3, with the added feature of an Employee Questionnaire (EQ). The questionnaire has been developed to save time and provide more accurate information by sending out targeted portions of the surveys to the library staff that collect the data. Each library staff member has an individual account for the EQ. The library controls who has access to the collections and report-making.

* Renewals will not pay Set-Up Fee. Set-Up Fee for first year subscriptions only.

** The “ALLStAR Official Survey” will combine questions from the ARL, ACRL (which includes IPEDS), and USNWR surveys plus some (yet-to-be-determined) ABA questions (that aren’t duplicated in the other three national surveys).


Internal Data and Reporting Management
  • facilitates the organization of selective library data so as to reply to information requests from law school administrators, and from associations and organizations such as the ABA
  • facilitates data reporting and analysis
Benchmarking and Best Practices
  • illustrates peer and aspirant institutions' allocation of personnel and non-personnel resources which aids in explaining benchmarking comparisons to local stakeholders through numbers and visualizations
  • facilitates identifying best practices established by other libraries for possible local application to strategically contribute to and improve your law library’s effectiveness
  • enables a library to make a case for resources, motivate staff to consider change, and plan strategically for the future
Dress Research to Impress”
  • have an upcoming interview? ALLStAR can help you review the past and current direction of the library.



NELLCO is a consortium of law libraries collaborating to maximize access to services and resources and to develop, evaluate, and implement innovative programs for the benefit of the members.

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