Presentation on theme: "STATE DATA CENTER OF KANSAS Completing the 2010 Public Library Survey - Painlessly Peter Haxton State Data Center Coordinator State Library of Kansas."— Presentation transcript:
STATE DATA CENTER OF KANSAS Completing the 2010 Public Library Survey - Painlessly Peter Haxton State Data Center Coordinator State Library of Kansas
STATE DATA CENTER OF KANSAS Who Data provided by local libraries Through Bibliostat collection tool Data sent to US Census Bureau for processing Aggregated by IMLS
STATE DATA CENTER OF KANSAS Why Provides local libraries information for budgeting, and peer comparisons Allows systems to understand what is happening in their member libraries Gives the state information on library use and change over time Directs federal policy makers
STATE DATA CENTER OF KANSAS How Quality, comparable data from every library Edit checks –Universally hated –Mathematical calculation to determine if an answer is outside of an expected range –Compares text for changes –Provide an explanation –Not questioning your honesty or integrity!
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