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From: Shelagh Paterson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 17:33
Subject: eMeasures Snapshot Survey
To: The Partnership <[log in to unmask]>

Hello to The Partnership, please consider sending this opportunity to your
members - thanks!

Counting Opinions - A Canadian Library company focused on data for
libraries has partnered with the EveryLibrary Instituted Non-Profit to
develop an eMeasures Snapshot survey designed to capture primarily virtual
service usage data through a count week (or month, if preferred). This is
being offered free of charge.

Libraries in your province have already received notification of the
survey, Counting Opinions has provided to below text to continue to promote
awareness of the survey so that libraries who may have missed the initial
invitation will be aware of the program.

If you have any questions, you can reach Ryan Patrick  by email at
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EveryLibrary is Partnering with Counting Opinions for an eMeasuresSnapshot

The EveryLibrary Institute and Counting Opinions have developed an eMeasures
 Snapshot survey designed to capture primarily virtual service usage data
through a *count week*. The count week approach is intended to enable
Library participation by minimizing the effort to respond to the survey
questions and giving the Library the flexibility to prepare and choose when
best to respond.

COVID-19 has caused a decrease in traditional service usage and an increase
in the use of online and virtual services. These factors emphasize the
importance of digital data. The survey seeks to understand your typical
digital presence (usage) along with some COVID-19 specific measures. The
goal is to compile an immediately useful dataset showing Library service
usage levels and to assemble national comparative results to be made
available in the soonest possible time frame; both being immensely
beneficial to libraries as they adjust to the new realities of patron
behaviours and social norms. There has never been a more important time to
demonstrate how your library is serving your community and learn how others
are serving theirs.

*The eMeasures Snapshot is Live!* We encourage you to contribute your data
to this national survey. Some libraries will have received login
information by email. If you have not received your login information but
would like to participate, please go to

How to Participate

   1. Review the eMeasures Snapshot survey and determine the questions
   you’re able to report on. *All questions are optional*.
   2. Choose an average week (seven consecutive days) between June 17 to
   August 31, 2020 to represent typical usage.
   3. Capture a week’s data for the questions you can.
   4. Login to the eMeasures Snapshot portal using the login information
   that has been sent to you. If you have not received login information, you
   can register from the portal <>.
   5. Fill in the survey with your count week summary data.
   6. Lock the survey.
   7. Receive an email with an infographic report and summary information.

Data contributed before August 31, 2020 will be included in an analysis
report which all participating libraries will be given complimentary access

Subscribers (Direct, Provincial or Association) to Counting Opinions will
grant you complimentary access to additional comparative reporting,
available through the eMeasures Snapshot portal.

We look forward to helping libraries tell their data stories during this
unprecedented time!



*Ryan Patrick*

*Director, Customer Support*

*Counting Opinions 1-866-850-8366*

Shelagh Paterson, MLIS, executive director
Ontario Library Association <>
m. 416 807-0306

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*Ann Smith*

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