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ALLStAR Benchmarking Help:  Videos, Documents, FAQ, Email, and Links to AALL Workshops

We have videos and workshop materials to help to learn and use ALLStAR Benchmarking.  

VIDEOS

Please note that the videos in the table below are currently available through YouTube.  Additionally, the videos are closed-captioned; click the "CC" button on the video to toggle the captions on or off.  

 Video Title  YouTube URL
 The ALLStAR Official Survey   https://youtu.be/6FmotK83-AI
 Accessing and Navigating the ALLStAR Portal   https://youtu.be/2G8rYYRGyFw
 Start a NEW Report  https://youtu.be/BElF55x-nv4
 Basic Report Settings  https://youtu.be/hWo5qbyfGwo
 Selecting Indicators  https://youtu.be/6MtBHRJMhzg
 Running a Basic Report  https://youtu.be/6D2q6VFOZQE
 Downloading Report Data to Spreadsheets  https://youtu.be/LvCoNEVALVE
 Modifying an Existing Report  https://youtu.be/53oHigcMw8I
 Options Tab  https://youtu.be/k_EGFXjdSl0
 Filters  https://youtu.be/s9Mx2lUSedA
 Benchmarking Using the Locations Filter  https://youtu.be/uZ0rMJXCvZg
 Using Two Surveys Simultaneously  https://youtu.be/Cs2wIwIiY3w
 Sharing / Publishing Reports  https://youtu.be/DuY720DQfao
 Creating Report Templates  https://youtu.be/rETnu7eUg-I
 Report Types - Tables, and Options  https://youtu.be/eKn9XrfQt74
 Report Types - Reports for a Single Year  https://youtu.be/SqT8xFNVmJk
 Report Types - Reports for Multiple Years  https://youtu.be/hwQNndhnnDs
 Report Types - Comparing Two Indicators  https://youtu.be/gWS-sJt6JBk
 Report Types - Cross Tabs and Custom Formats  https://youtu.be/FvcWLuePdjU
 Identifying ALT-Peers  https://youtu.be/JCC7Nc4Dfzo

 

 Videos by Karen Kupiec of Counting Opinions

Introduction to ALLStAR (mp4)

- Creating Reports in ALLStAR (mp4) 

- Create Your First Report in ALLStAR (mp4) 

DOCUMENTS

- Suggestions for Collecting and Compiling Data for ALLStAR (in pdf). 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.

- ALLStAR: Creating Reports (in pdf) by Counting Opinions

- the instructor's document (in pdf) from the ALLStAR workshop at WestPac in Anchorage, AK 2018 

- the instructor's document (in pdf) from the ALLStAR workshop at AALL in Austin, 2017 

- the instructor's document (in pdf) from the ALLStAR workshop at AALL in Baltimore, 2018

FAQ

- ALLStAR: Frequently Asked Questions (in pdf)

EMAIL HELP

Help is an email away. 

Help with ALLStAR Functions
allstar@countingopinions.com
allstar@nellco.org

Account and login information  
allstar@nellco.org
allstar@countingopinions.com 

LINKS TO LIBGUIDES FROM 2017 and 2018 AALL WORKSHOPS

2018 AALL Annual Meeting Workshop (W-2)Internal Assessment & Peer Benchmarking in Academic Law Libraries -- The Advanced Session.  In this session, participants learned how to use ALLStAR's advanced reporting features for sophisticated data analysis, the identification of best practices, and the utilization of multifactor benchmarking.

2017 AALL Annual Meeting Workshop (W-1): Internal Assessment & Peer Benchmarking in Academic Law Libraries.  Presenters discussed the theory and practical benefits to internal assessment and peer benchmarking. Then, attendees were introduced to, and use of, the ALLStAR Benchmarking tool.


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