How do I use the library?

What is the Library?

The Library is an extensive collection of outcomes, indicators, and financial proxies that can help you build an impact framework and capture data related to your program or initiative. This is where you can either select an appropriate outcome, indicator, or financial proxy for your impact framework or create your own.

 

How can I find a specific measure?

1.   Using the Search field, you can look up specific outcomes or indicators by keywords.

2.   Select the Page number buttons to navigate through the Library.

3.   You can also click the Outcomes type button to organize the outcomes collection by outcome level. 

How can I export specific collections?

SAMETRICA’s software provides you with the ability to export collections from the Library.

On the left-hand side of the page, click the Excel button or PDF button to export any of the sections.

 

How do I create Outcomes in the Library?

1.   Click the Library button in the left-hand navigation panel.

2.   Click the Add to library button on the right-hand side of the page.

3.   Click the Add Outcomes tab.

4.   Add information for the following fields: 

a) Name (description)

b) Select an outcome level;

i. Immediate

ii. Intermediate

iii. Long term

5.   If you are managing other users, check off the Global Library box to indicate whether the outcome should appear in the Global Library.

6.   If you are managing your own organization, every outcome that you add to the Library will automatically make up your own personalized set of measures.

7.   If you are managing other users, click the List of users drop-down menu and assign your outcome to your user.

8.   Click the Submit button.

9.   Click the Edit edit-user-button or Delete delete-user-button button to change information about your outcome after you have saved it.  

 

How do I create Indicators in the Library?

1.   Click the Library button in the left-hand navigation panel.

2.   Click the Add to library button on the right-hand side of the page.

3.   Click the Add Indicators tab.

4.   Add information for the following fields: 

a) Name (description)

b) Category (e.g. Outcome Indicator, Inputs, Outputs, General, Process, Demographic)

c) Data type (e.g. Integer, Yes – No, Multiple Choice, Multi-select, Multi-select Integers, Text, Date)

5.   If you are managing other users, check off the Global Library box to indicate whether the indicator should appear in the Global Library.

6.   If you are managing your own organization, every indicator you add to the Library will automatically make up your own personalized set of measures.

7.   If you are managing other users, click the List of users drop-down menu and assign your outcome to your user.

8.   Click the Submit button.

9.   Click the Edit edit-user-button or Delete delete-user-button button to change information about your outcome after you have saved it. 

 

Key things to remember

  • You can view your personalized measures by searching for them in the Search field.
  • Measures that have the Global icon beside them belong to the Global Library. In the same way, measures that don’t have the Global icon are a part of your personalized library.
  • You can only change information about measures from your personalized library.