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

ALLStAR Renewals and Subscriptions for 2019-2020 now open!

ALLStAR 2019-2020 subscriptions run from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Renew by September 30 to avoid a disruption in service. Complete this form to renew your subscription or to subscribe for the first time.

Notice of adjustment to the Tiers: Tier 1 will be eliminated as of October 1, 2019 and rolled into Tier 2 for two primary reasons: confusion around Tier 1 functionality, and cost to sustain free usage. Tier 1 libraries were able to enter data but did not have the capability to create custom reports, or to download data to allow for proper benchmarking or to discover best practices. This has caused frustration for several Tier 1 libraries over the years. Additionally, the costs involved in continuing to subsidize Tier 1 are unsustainable. The cost of Tier 1 has been subsidized until now by NELLCO and others. In order to maintain a low cost for all users, we must ask all users to contribute something. Thus, eliminating Tier 1 will give all ALLStAR subscribers equal functionality and help build a sustainable business model going forward.

Tier 2
Basic Reporting

Tier 3
Full Reporting

Tier 4
Full Reporting and Employee Questionnaires

Annual Subscription

$500

$700

$800

Number of Usernames and Logins

1

Multiple

Multiple

Library Can Create Additional User Accounts

No

Yes

Yes

Surveys Available for Data Input

- ABA (legacy)
- AOS*
- ARL
- US News

- ABA (legacy)
- AOS*
- ARL
- US News

This tier features additional surveys with nearly 3000 data points hand-selected for their applicability to law libraries and benchmarking.

- Cataloging
- Circulation
- Facilities
- Information Technology Staff
- Integrated Library System / Digital Projects
- Interlibrary Loan / Resource Sharing
- Law Library Load
- Law School Load
- Library Budget (ABA)
- Library Budget (ARL + Breakdown)
- Library Instruction
- Library Website
- Outreach
- Reference

- ABA (legacy)
- AOS*
- ARL
- US News

This tier has all of the surveys in Tier 3 and features the Employee Questionnaires (EQ). **

- Acquisitions using EQ
- Cataloging
- Circulation
- Collections using EQ
- Facilities
- Information Technology Staff
- Integrated Library System / Digital Projects using EQ
- Interlibrary Loan / Resource Sharing
- Law Library Load using EQ
- Law School Load
- Library Budget (ABA)
- Library Budget (ARL + Breakdown)
- Library Instruction using EQ
- Library Website using EQ
- Outreach using EQ
- Reference using EQ

Can Create Custom Reports (benchmarking, best practices)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Can Customize Report Templates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access to ALLStAR Official Survey Reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

One-Time Set-up Fee ***

$100

$400

$500

* ALLStAR Official Survey
** The Employee 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 members has an individual account for the EQ. The library controls who has access to the collections and report-making.
*** There is a one-time set-up fee associated with getting each account online and activated. Set-up fee for first-year subscriptions only. Renewals will not pay the set-up fee.

WHY USE ALLStAR?

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.

READY TO SIGN UP?
SUBSCRIBE NOW!

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 allstar@nellco.org.

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

Mission

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.

Contact Us

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Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-694-3025
Fax: 518-694-3027
Email:admin@nellco.org