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What is LibInsight
LibInsight is a tool from Springshare (e.g. LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers) that can act is a central repository to gather and store library statistics and datasets. LibInsights has dataset templates for areas such as Reference, Gate Counts, COUNTER, InterLibrary Loan, and E-Journals. LibInsights can automatically import high-level statistics from most Springshare products. For example, Space usage data can be imported directly from LibCal or Library Chat data can be imported from LibAnswers/FAQ.
LibInsight allows for greater accessibility of library-wide data to analyze statistics, create public-facing dashboards, or cross-analyze data from across library services.
You can access LibInsights via the direct link below or from the LibApps link.
You will need to be added to LibInsight as a user to access, analyze, or create datasets. Contact any LibInsight administrator to be added (Rick Stoddart or Joshua Sanchez).
You can login through the Springshare account hub.
This is the direct link to LibInsight: https://msu.libinsight.com/
Getting Help with LibInsight
Please reach out to your friendly neighborhood Assessment Librarian, if you need assistance with anything related to LibInsight. Your assessment librarian can help with:
Setting up a dataset
Creating an in-take form
Building a dashboard
Contact Rick via email.
Springshare's LibInsight FAQ is a great resource for instructions and other tips.
LibInsight Video Introduction
List of LibInsight In-Take Widgets
Use this to report attendance at outreach events or for library programming.
Reference / Consultation Widget
Use this to record statistics at the reference desk or from consultations with researchers
Subject Specialists / Liaison Widget
Use this to report liaison/subject specialist/consultations with patrons