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Configure the libraries in a Gate Count dataset

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To edit a dataset's libraries:

  1. Go to Admin > Manage Datasets.
  2. Click on the dataset's Edit () button in the Actions column.

Editing a dataset

  1. Click on the Edit Libraries tab.
    1. Click on the  Add New Library to this Dataset button to add more libraries.
    2. To record data to a library, click on its name in the Library Name column. This will open the Record Data page in a new window.
    3. To edit a library, click on its Edit () button in the Actions column.
    4. To clear all of the data from a library, click on the Empty Library () button in the Actions column. This completely reset this library's data, so be careful!
    5. To permanently delete a library and its data, click on the Delete () button in the Actions column. This cannot be undone, so be careful!
  2. ​When finished, you can click on the Done here. Add data >> button to start recording data.

Editing a dataset's libraries 

Adding a new library

With gate count datasets, gate count readings are entered by library. You can think of a library as any location where you're gathering gate count readings. For example, you could add a library for each entrance where you have a gate, each library on campus, each branch in your system, etc. Each dataset can have one or more libraries; when analyzing your dataset, you'll be able to select one or more libraries.

  1. Click the  Add New Library to this Dataset button.

Screenshot of the Add New Library to this Dataset button

  1. Give your new library a name.
  2. Select the appropriate count method for this library. This will determine how LibInsight calculates your total visitors.
    • Choose Automatic/Bidirectional if you use a gate that counts each person twice: once when they enter and once when they exit.
    • Choose Automatic/Unidirectional if you use a gate that counts each person once: either when they enter or when they exit.
    • Choose Manual if you would rather just enter the total number of visitors, instead of actual gate counter readings.
  3. Enter the rollover value for your library's gate counter (without commas). This is the maximum number that your gate counter will reach before rolling back over to 0. For example, if your gate counter has six digits, the rollover value may be 999999. Entering the rollover value helps LibInsight calculate the correct number of visitors when the ending gate reading rolls over.
  4. Click the Save and Add Another button to add another library, or Save and Close if you are all done.

Example of adding a new library