January 25, 2018

A message from the NH State Data Coordinator

     This is Tim Rohe, your new State Data Coordinator.  I just wanted to let everyone know that we will be starting the federal Public Library Survey next week!  Sorry to remain in the shadows for so long; we have switched to a new vendor this year, Counting Opinions, and I wanted to do my best to make the survey as user friendly as possible before going live.  I take full credit for anything you like about the new software and will blame the vendor for anything you don’t like. J
     We will be conducting a training webinar with Ryan Patrick of Counting Opinions to go over the new software, called LibPAS, on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 2 pm.  If you are not able to view it live, don’t worry; we will be recording it and make it available online as soon as possible.  We will be sending out your login information shortly as well.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you might have at any time at timothy.rohe@dncr.nh.gov or 271-2060.
     For those of you who also participate in the Public Library Association’s survey, the Public Library Data Service (PLDS), there is an added bonus of switching to Counting Opinions.  Since the PLDS uses the same software, your data from the federal survey will automatically be transferred over.  This means that you won’t have to reenter data into the PLDS and it should take significantly less time to complete!
     Again, I appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation with the survey!  The deadline for submission is Friday, March 16.  I’m here to help, if you need it.  I look forward to working with you all over the coming weeks.

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