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Data Element Definitions: Questions Comments Feedback Input Corrections

Page history last edited by Kim Miller 4 years, 3 months ago
Questions and Comments/IMLS response (in chronological order):

 

2008

Total Librarians vs Total MLS - June 30, 2008

E-books - July 21, 2008

Clarification on Audio Downloadables - July 30, 2008

Floating Collection - September 4, 2008

Volunteers - September 15, 2008

Young Adults - September 22, 2008

Question about Consortia - October 14, 2008

Counting Electronic Items: A Query from Two AK Librarians - October 14, 2008

Capital Revenue and Expenditures - October 15, 2008

Bibliostat Question re: Law Books - October 15, 2008

Library Service Area - 2008

 

2009

Reporting a Public Library to PLS Survey - February 27, 2009

Contractual Libraries - February 27, 2009

Library Closures - February 27, 2009

Licenses or Databases? - March 9, 2009

Inventory - March 9, 2009

Operating Revenue - March 25, 2009

Book Sales Stats - March 25, 2009

Monetary Rounding - March 26, 2009

How the Use of Audio and Video Downloadables are Counted - April 1, 2009

Reference Question or not? (patron's circulation record) - April 1, 2009

Revolving Collections - May 5, 2009

Downloadables and Catalogs - May 5, 2009

National Return on Investment calculation - June 10, 2009

Server Crashes and Survey - August 18, 2009

Counting Databases - August 24, 2009

Question about Capital (in-kind) - September 1, 2009

Public Access Internet Computers - September 2, 2009

Discards -- count as part of the collection? - September 2, 2009

Missing items -- count as part of the collection? - September 2, 2009

"Other" items in the library's collection - September 2, 2009

Bibliostat Question Fwd: MyLibrary DV downloadable tv shows and movies - October 13, 2009

Circulation - Total, Children and do we separate out Young Adult? - October 13, 2009

Materials Processing Fees Question - October 16, 2009

Circulation: Check outs and Check ins? - October 27, 2009

 

2010

Freegal (music service) - how do you count download - August 27, 2010

One-On-One Activity Counts - 2010

Counting less than a branch and more than a book station - 2010

Number of Weeks a Library is Open - September 22, 2010

 

2011

Is an immobile bookmobile a branch? - January 3, 2011

Library branches on school sites - should they be counted as public libraries? - January 11, 2011

Video Games & Video-Physical Units - February 7, 2011

Question about branch - March 2, 2011

Online Book Discussion - "How do you count" - March 8, 2011

E-book: what should be counted - March 14, 2011

A library operates from a temporary location - April 11, 2011

Freegal (music service) - April 12, 2011

Definition of Programs - May 6, 2011

Overdrive Consortiums - September 8, 2011

Inter-library loan - September 12, 2011

Items capita and downloadoables - October 17, 2011

Circulation of Downloadable items - October 18, 2011

Online Database Count - November 2, 2011

Video Game Software in Collection - November 9, 2011

Counting Overdrive etc - November 10, 2011

Library Web Page Yes or No? - November 14 2011

Indirect costs - November 17, 2011

 

 

2012

Reference questions - what is, what isn't - January 9, 2012

Unemployment payout for former employee - benefits or "other" - January 19, 2012

Leased Computers Expenditure - February 21, 2012

Federal Stimulus Funds - February 21, 2012

E-rate discounts - to count or not - March 14, 2012

Units and Titles - March 20, 2012

Question about Electronic Materials Expenditures and Other Materials Expenditures - June 6, 2012

Question About Counting Service Hours - June 6, 2012

Separating Digital Materials Circulation - July 8, 2012

Clarification:  Data Element #451 E-Books (Consortium) - August 16, 2012

Schrodinger's Database - December 10, 20112  (We are counting the titles in collections such as Overdrive. Are we also counting Overdrive as a database?) 

  

2013

Need a ruling on Freading - January 8, 2013 

E-Content Database - January 2018

How to Count Use of Zinio - January 9, 2012

Counting "Seniors" versus just "Adults" - February 8, 2013

Early Literacy Station (ELS) from AWE - How is this counted? - February 13, 2013

Outlet Level Data - February 25, 2013 (Minnesota asks who collects outlet level data) 

Library Program or Not? - February 28, 2013

Is readers advisory counted as Reference? - March 13, 2013

Circulation of YA Materials - April 2, 2013

Book Clubs - May 6, 2013

Are exhibits counted as programs? - May 17, 2013

Consortium Purchasing - May 21, 2013

Need guidance on Mango languages and school/public library combinations - June 3, 2013

Programming and Training - June 12 2013

503 Registered Users - June 20, 2013

Public Internet Computer Count 650 - June 25, 2013

Questions on PlayAways, Career Fairs, and Fair Booths - July 18, 2013

Where are AWE uses counted?  Also see 5th item down under 2013 - August 5, 2013

Where to count MLS degrees in non Librarian positions? - August 8, 2013

Consortial Circulation - August 13, 2013

Questions on Operating Revenue Clarification to Local Government Revenue (9/30/13). See data element. - September 9, 2013

Question about Temporary Closures - September 11, 2013

E-magazine Count - September 12, 2013

Beating a dead horse:  Freegal and Tumblebooks - November 13, 2013 

  

2014

Freegal "Movies" - January 13, 2014

Hoopla Digital – does a library count the circulations? - January 21, 2014

eBook/eAudio statistics issues - January 30, 2014

Zinio...again...still - January 31, 2014

Issues with admin offices for libraries - February 28, 2014

Bond payments - March 17, 2014

Counting e-books, downloadable audio, downloadable video in circ and collection - March 19, 2014

For-a-fee programs, to count or not to count - March 19, 2014

Is it a branch library? - March 21, 2014

Using tax forms for circ stats? And yet another database query! - March 25, 2014

IPLAR question - April 3, 2014

Program stat question - April 3, 2014

Clarification on Reference Transactions - April 9, 2014

Help on stats question: how to track reference questions answered by trained volunteers - May 5, 2014

More database woes... - May 7, 2014

Counting Items loaded on loaned-out E-Readers - May 12, 2014

Where to count public services activities that are system-wide and not outlet-specific - May 27, 2014

Data element 503: registered users - June 12, 2014

Wireless Questions - July 30, 2014

Question about in kind donation - August 7, 2015

New Wireless Question - August 8, 2014

Outreach at Farmer's Market at Program? - August 14, 2014

Counting Wireless Usages versus Users - August 19, 2014

Zinio, Freading - database or collection - August 27, 2014

Contracted Workers - November 4, 2014

OPAC Versus Internet Computers - November 25, 2014

 

2015

Employees vs. Contractors - January 23, 2015

Can a kiosk be considered a branch? - March 25, 2015

What qualifies as a meeting room? - March 26, 2015

Programming counts question - April 3, 2015

Data on weeks open - April 3, 2015

Does Streaming count as downloadable? - April 23, 2015

451 Changes (FY2015) - May 13, 2015

Changed data element definitions (FY2015) - May 19, 2015

Microsoft 2003:  The New Frontier - May 26, 2015

Circulation of Children's Materials - June 2, 2015

Programming question - StoryWalk - June 4, 2015

Database question: Insert clever baseball/database pun here - June 5, 2015

Registered Users and Guest Cards - July 13, 2015

Can devices (iPads) be counted as a library computer? - July 16, 2015

Income & Expenditures - July 31, 2015

"Debt Service" and Annual Statistical Report - August 17, 2015

Circ staff?? - August 20, 2015

Question about Data Element 450 - September 2, 2015

COUNTER - Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources - September 4, 2015

Data element 456-458: Databases/Electronic Collections question - September 29, 2015

Data Element #652 (Wireless Sessions – Annually) - November 6, 2015

Technology Lending question - November 10, 2015

Flipster: Database or Magic Flying Unicorn? - November 10, 2015

Other operating revenue and expenditures - November 17, 2015

Electronic magazines? - December 14, 2015

Hoopla - December 15, 2015

 

2016

Electronic Materials - January 11, 2016

Mobile Hotspots - January 13, 2016

Telephone Calls - January 15, 2016

Clarification/guidance needed: Paid Staff, Public Access Computers, and Revenue - January 25, 2016

Hoopla stats - February 1, 2016

Roku Sticks - February 5, 2016

IndieFlix - February 10, 2016

Online Training Videos - February 25, 2016

Definition of Library Staff for Reference Counts - March 17, 2016

Percentage of collection expenditures spent on electronic materials/digital units - March 29, 2016

Core public library services - March 30, 2016

Reporting federal and state funds: The most tedious affair - April 6, 2016

Question about Friends and Income - April 11, 2016

Challenged Materials - April 11, 2016

Reference questions vs. one-on-one tutorials - April 20, 2016

New data element -- successful retrieval of electronic information - April 27, 2016

Counting Downloads vs. Streaming - May 6, 2016

Internet computers used by general public - May 26, 2016

E-book Consortium Counts - July 1, 2016

Vive and Oculus - July 13, 2016

 

 

 

 

Full Document includes question, comments from SDCs and IMLS response. (Begins June 2008)

Data Elements Questions Comments.pdf 

 

 

Discussion not focused on data elements 

 

 

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