Libraries are no stranger to data collection. We track desk transactions, shelf-reading projects, loose leaf filing, and patron counts, to name a few. Historically, we kept records of these discrete tasks in the form of paper logs and Access databases. Enter Microsoft PowerApps, a platform that enables the creation of mobile-friendly custom applications. With a drag and drop style GUI and logic familiar to Excel users, little to no coding experience is required. Built-in connections to an array of data sources and the ability to build custom connections allowed us to tear up every paper log and consolidate statistic-collecting processes into one data capturing application.
In this session we will explore: