Non-automated libraries have a few options for gathering and storing information until the NYS software, Bibliostat, is available for libraries to complete their reporting to the State. Some libraries have chosen to enter their data through out the year using the Excel Spreadsheet created by NCLS (this spreadsheet will not contain any new questions or numbering changes from DLD so pay close attention when entering this data into Bibliostat to make sure you are entering data into the correct category). Other libraries have created their own spreadsheets or maintain paper copies of their data.
Please refer to the tutorials and other resources below to assist you in the preparation of your Annual Report.
Documents from the Division of Library Development
NYS Charter Actions - 12/21/2017
NYS Annual Report Instructions - 01/11/2018
Tutorial for Bibliostat Collect, the NYS annual report database
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding using Bibliostat Collect
Link to Bibliostat Collect Log-in
Statistics and Data
Overdrive Statistics (eBook, Audiobook, and eMagazines) - NON-Automated Libraries Only - 01/11/2018
Funding Charts: 01/12/2018
Ballot Funding (2007-2017)
Tips, Tools, and Tutorials
Introduction to the NYS Annual Report - a brief description of the sections and data contained in each section of the Annual Report
Financial Guide - a one-page resource to what gets counted where in the financial section of the Annual Report - 01/04/2018