Edge 1.0 Will Not Be Available After Dec. 31, 2019
The Edge benchmarks, tools, and web platform were developed and first used by public libraries in 2014. In order to ensure that Edge addresses the evolving role of libraries and the priorities of the communities they serve, the Edge leadership team at the Urban Libraries Council revised the Edge program in 2018.
Some things to consider in moving from Edge 1.0 to 2.0:
- Edge assessment scores from Edge 1.0 and 2.0 are not comparable. Your last Edge 1.0 assessment will be migrated to the 2.0 platform, but since the assessment questions have changed, the assessments cannot be compared.
- Your past Edge 1.0 assessment, reports, and data will be available at legacyplatform.libraryedge.org until December 31, 2019. You can use all the reports and your action plan then.
- If you are just getting started with Edge or it has been a few years since your library did the assessment, taking your next assessment in 2.0 will allow you to use all of the improved and expanded resources and tools.