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  1. Extend time before analytics times out

    Whenever I am working on an analytic report, it often takes hours. But after a few minutes, if I do not go back to Alma to do a fake search to refresh its link to analytics, analytics would time out.

    Can you extend the time to at least an hour before analytics times out?

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      under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • Alma needs ti have the ability to identify bib, holdings, and item records created by individual staff operators.

      The MDE shows the operator of various versions of a bib record. When a bib record is imported via an import profile that creates inventory, however, the staff operator that ran the import is not identified as the creator of the bib, holding, and/or item record. We often did Access queries in Voyager to identify bibs, holdings, or item records created or modified by particular staff members or student assistants. I can see that we could do such a report from Alma on bib record operators of versions after the initial import and I can also see in the Item…

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        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
      • Put oclc number as the first oclc number in the Network number in analytic reports

        When a bib record has 035 and 775 which has an OCLC number, in an analytic report, the 775 number is the first OCLC number in the Network number column. But if a record only has 035 subfield a and z, then the OCLC number for the resource is the first OCLC number in the Network number column.

        When we are doing an analytic report retrieving the OCLC number, we are only interested in the OCLC number of the resource, not its the OCLC number of its other edition (755). This confusing order of resource OCLC number makes this Network…

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          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
        • Add Vendor contact details to Analytics

          We would like to be able to report on the Vendor contact fields of address, phone and email in Analytics.

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            2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Programatically check latest ETL timestamp when running reports via API

            We would like to programatically check the last ETL timestamp when running reports via API in order to know that fresh data is available. We would like to build in logic where we check again at intervals and not run the report until the ETL timestamp has updated. As things stand we risk reporting on old data when the ETL has taken longer than normal. The report concerned is accessed nightly via API and feeds into another system (a university reporting dashboard).

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              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
            • Enhance Cost Per Use reports

              It would be really good if we could customise the Cost Per Use reports to better reflect the data each institution might want to collect. For example, they might need the cost data to be based on invoice subscription dates rather than fiscal year paid. Another example is wanting to calculate on usage on a specific platform rather than combined usage across all platforms.

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                2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
              • create out-of-box institutional standards reports (i.e., ACRL, IPEDS,ARL)

                Since many institutions have to complete these standardized reports annually, it would be helpful if a template existed for each one so we wouldn't have to re-create them each year. As the reports are revised by the sponsoring organization/agency then Ex Libris can update the out-of-the-box report as part of the monthly features.

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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                • Design Analytics Extended

                  Analytics needs more granular roles just like other functional areas. The existing role of Design Analytics should be limited so that users can view and edit but not delete analytics stored in Shared folders. The ability to delete an analysis should be resricted to a new Design Analytics Extended role.

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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                  • Physical Location in Title Analytics

                    We have to have both title and item statistics for each area in our library. There is no problem creating the statistics for items using physical location; however, physical location cannot be combined when doing title statistics. This is very important for us, since the title statistics is a count for the entire collection. This means that even our reserves and "resource sharing" library gets included in the count.

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                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to run scheduled analytics jobs using reports stored in the community folders.

                      We are collaborating with a group of ten other libraries using Alma. We'd like to be able to create analytics reports and use them across all the libraries as scheduled reports, in our project. As it stands now, all the libraries would have to copy the correct report into their institution folder to be able to run it as a scheduled report. This creates a lot of extra work, and adds to the risk that multiple libraries will run different versions of the report, as time goes on and changes are made to the report.

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                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Course and reading-list internal IDs should be available via Analytics

                        Course-reserves data available in Analytics does not include
                        the unique 16-digit identifiers for course and reading lists. They are retrievable only via the API. This is adequate for operations dealing with a single course or reading list, but it would also be useful to be able to obtain, e.g., a listing of all
                        courses and their associated ID numbers for a specific academic year, lecturer or department, to facilitate batch operations.

                        On the other hand, the IDs for reading-list citations are available from Analytics (Citation ID),
                        but there is no field indicating to which course or reading list a particular…

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                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                        • Index Communications Tab in Analytics

                          We need to be able to run a report on the Communications tab in Alma to see if responses/replies were posted to specific communications on multiple POLs.

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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Override Field Options in Analytics

                            It would be very helpful if there were option fields in Analytics for Electronic Collection Level URL Override and Parser Parameters Override so I can create a report to show what Electronic Collections & Parser Parameters contain the override fields.

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                              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                            • Need a Physical items folder in the Course Reserves Subject area

                              Items details are missing from the Course reserves subject area in Alma Analytics. So can't get Barcode and other item details for course reserves.

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                              • way to report in Analytics for the POL Note

                                Need the ability to report in Analytics for the POL Note. We would like to be able to pull a report for POLs which have a note.
                                The only POL note that I can find in Analytics is the Note to Vendor but the notes we are adding are not in this field.

                                48 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                • Report on empty viewit screens and better link resolver usage reports

                                  I would like to be able to report on empty viewit screens.

                                  Currently the link resolver usage area is not so useful, missing the openurl itself, and limiting the data that is being reported to very few request metadata elements.

                                  Im missing, in addition to the openurl, the date/vol/issue details as well as request article title and book titles.

                                  My goal is to be able to use these reports in order to analyze problem points - currently I'm missing crucial data that will help me analyze problems.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                  • Mask patron addresses and phone numbers at Institution level

                                    Mask patron addresses and phone numbers at Institution level

                                    Patron addresses and phone numbers are always treated as confidential information and our library would like to take every measure possible to protect privacy of our library users. Currently, Ex Libris has anonymization option for patron addresses and phone numbers only at Network level and not at institution level. We would like Ex Libris to include the option also at institution level.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                    • Need a way to look at collections (all formats) in ways other than LC Class

                                      In many out-of-the-box analytics, the capacity to look at content by LC Class exists. However, LC Class doesn't capture the interdisciplinary nature of some areas of study. Additionally, not all e-resource vendors provide LC classes for eBooks.

                                      Could it be that one way of achieving this is through assigning titles to collections? This would seem to work since titles of all formats can be assigned to collections in Alma. If Primo does not currently allow for subject-specific "profiles," this would also achieve that functionality since collections can be turned on as a facet.

                                      The most basic problem to this approach…

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show Course Reserve Loans by Instructor

                                        Currently I can get loan data about items on course reserve, and I can sort those items by the active course code that they are currently associated with. However, if I add the instructor field to my analysis (pulling data from both the Course Reserve pillar of analytic, AND the physical Inventory or Fulfillment pillar), I am no longer able to get loan data. Can you make these two pillars talk to one another so that we can get data on how often books associated with a particular instructor on course reserve have circulated?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Electronic collection life cycle in analytics

                                          Bibliogrpahic records, portfolios, etc. have life cycle but not electronic collections. My project is to identify electronic collections that do not have portfolios, but the report also includes collections that have already been deleted. So adding the life cycle to electronic collections will be very useful.

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