ALLStAR Official Survey
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The 2018-2019 ALLStAR Official Survey (AOS) has been released!

The 2018-2019 survey period runs from July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

The survey integrates all the required questions from the national surveys ARL, ACRL (which includes IPEDS), USNWR, plus the ABA questions we decided to keep. The survey is open to all membership tiers of ALLStAR.

If you have questions or need assistance navigating ALLStAR, frequently asked questions and video tutorials are on the NELLCO ALLStAR websiteYou can also email us at allstar@nellco.org.

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

AOS Documents (in pdf)

The 2018-2019 ALLStAR Official Survey (AOS) form as it appears in ALLStAR. This is the data input side of the AOS.  

2018-2019 Instructions. The AOS instructions are very helpful to have open while working through the AOS. The document is arranged by the section and line number of the AOS. Use your pdf's bookmark function to quickly move around the document by selecting numbered sections.

The 2018-2019 Trends Questions and Form. This is a new section for 2018-2019; this year's survey gathers information about law library digitization activities. Trends questions are a set of questions that will change each year and rotate every so often. These are questions that people are interested in but deemed not necessary to update each year.

The 2018-2019 Worksheet.The worksheet is intended to visually supplement the Instructions. Again, you may use your pdf's bookmark function to quickly move around the worksheet by selecting numbered sections. The worksheet also provides the formulas used for calculated sums which are lines that will be calculated for you.

Suggestions for Collecting and Compiling Data for ALLStAR.This document is intended to help law library personnel prepare for, and then complete, library input/output surveys such as the ALLStAR Official Survey (AOS) -- to help to determine “how and where do we find the numbers to respond to this survey question?” It does not replace the document of instructions and guidance for completing the AOS; this guide supplements those instructions. As importantly, we seek help from practitioners with improving this document by letting us know when you and your library has tools and practices which can be replicated by other ALLStAR subscribers. 

VPAT: Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. ALLStAR's Accessibility Conformance Report for the Section 508 Standards.

An Introductory Video about the ALLStAR Official Survey

A YouTube video about the ALLStAR Official Survey. The video has captions that can be toggle on or off.


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