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Edge Benchmarks News

2012 June 19
by Henry Stokes

Developed with input, feedback and guidance from the field, the Edge benchmarks are designed to help public libraries continually evolve to meet the digital needs of their communities. To learn more about the Edge initiative, please visit

Here’s a rundown of what’s new about this exciting project.

Learn about Edge at ALA

Are you going to ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA this week?  Check out the Edge Informational Session on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center, 201B.  This session will include an update on the initiative and a moderated panel including two pilot librarians from Texas!

Benchmarks Beta Test – Early Impressions

Recently, a Beta Test of the benchmarks was conducted by 160 libraries nation-wide.  Mike Crandall of the University of Washington recently provided TechSoup some early impressions from the Beta Test Data Analysis.

Give Us Your Feedback

There are two great opportunities to share your thoughts with the Edge initiative and help shape this project so it meets your library’s needs.

  • In addition, our friends at TechSoup share a 2-question survey each month, collecting your thoughts about individual benchmarks.  Here’s the first one.

Thank you for your time and input!

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