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NCompass Live: Bibliostat Collect: It's Got a New Look


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Staff will demonstrate how to use the new version of Bibliostat Collect and talk about why the Library Commission gathers public library statistics every year.

NCompass Live - January 21, 2009

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NCompass Live: Bibliostat Collect: It's Got a New Look

  1. 1. It’s Got a New Look! NCompass Live – January 21, 2009
  2. 2. Your Presenters Today: The Official Nebraska Library Commission Data Wranglers <ul><li>John Felton , Planning & Data Services Coordinator, 402.471.3216 </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Brockmeier , Research Analyst / Special Projects Associate, 402.471.4002 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bibliostat Collect Improvements <ul><li>Better user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Works with more Internet browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Popup blocker problems eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic total calculation </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to view and correct edit checks </li></ul><ul><li>Improved PDF format for reports </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accessing Bibliostat Collect   Library Data Services / Bibliostat Collect
  5. 5. Why you should submit your library’s statistics <ul><li>Your responses contribute to a national file of public library data that will be available to the library research community, state and federal policy makers, private grant officers (think the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), and other interested users. </li></ul><ul><li>Your statistics will become part of the data in Bibliostat Connect , which you can use to compare your library with peers in the state or country. </li></ul><ul><li>Your library’s data becomes part of the database now maintained by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the U.S. Census Bureau. This data is used in their Compare Libraries tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy: Show how well your library is meeting the needs of your community or where you need to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Submitting your library statistics through Bibliostat Collect is required to become eligible for public library accreditation, state aid, and the dollars for data grants. </li></ul>