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  1. In Analytics Borrowing Requests subject area, add Shipped date. In Lending Requests subject area, add Received by Borrower date and Request

    In Analytics Borrowing Requests subject area, add Shipped date. In Lending Requests subject area, add Received by Borrower date and Request Completed date. The addition of these fields will allow us to more accurately calculate turnaround time, which in turn can help us improve our service standards.

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  2. Add call number information to Borrowing Requests subject area

    This would allow us to do collection development based on the topics our users are interested in and in which our collections may be lacking. Reasons would include locate failed, unavailable at all holding libraries, and all the reasons that can be selected when a request is rejected.

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  3. Real Time Analytics

    Real-time Analytics data would be a fantastic feature. I foresee the lag in data refresh to be an issue validating our FPC data. Overall, it would just be beneficial to have up-to-the-minute data.

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  4. Add 'Supplied Format' to Borrowing Requests subject area

    For each format we would like to measure how long it takes us to get the resource to the student.

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  5. report for overdue notifications by campus

    Please create a report in analytics that allows for overdue notifications by item to be sorted into campus location.

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  6. Add Electronic Services information to the Analytics Link Resolver subject area

    Currently the Link Resolver subject area of Analytics allows us to generate reports on the number of times all electronic services are delivered and clicked.
    We would like to see the details of which electronic services are being clicked, and which are not.
    This is valuable information for us when making decisions about collection displays and edits we might make to the online services order.
    To do inform these decisions we would like the Electronic services information to be added to the Link Resolver subject area in Analytics.

    8 votes
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  7. Scheduled analytics reports will not send when the reports return no results

    We often have to track incorrect data using analytics reports. If the analytics reports have no results (empty), then we do not want to see the reports emailed to us. In other words, if the analytics reports can catch incorrect data we design the reports to catch, then we would like Alma to send the reports to us. When an analytics reports return no results, it is in error, Alma should be able to identify the "no results" error, and stop sending us the empty reports. Bottom line, we do not want to receive analytics reports that are empty.

    This…

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  8. Add separate fields in Analytics for valid (020 $a) and invalid (020 $z) ISBNs

    At present Analytics displays all ISBNs recorded in a bib record in a single field, whether valid (020 $a), i.e. the true and accurate ISBN for the manifestation recorded, or invalid (020 $z), i.e. an incorrect ISBN or an ISBN for an alternative manifestation.

    It would be useful to be able to search and display these separately (for matching using collection management tools, etc.).

    59 votes
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  9. export sets into Analytics

    I appreciate the ability to export Analytics results directly into an Alma set, but I would like to be able to export a set of records directly into Analytics without having to recreate my Alma search (if I can) in Analytics. This would also be very helpful for working on sets of records that other people at my institution have created!

    12 votes
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  10. Analytics Usage SA- include size of results output

    We are using the Analytics Usage subject area to track performance for Alma Analytics. What would be useful, in addition to the fields provided, is some measure of the output size- either rows or data.

    We expect large queries to take longer than brief ones, but without the output size, we can't judge if slow performance is due to a complex query, or poor performance from the Analytics server.

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  11. Report on items that have moved from one Permanent Physical Location to another

    We would find it useful to be able to pull fulfillment usage statistics for physical items that were originally in one location, but were moved to another location.

    Use Case #1:
    A report on all items moved from reference to the general collection might tell us if those reference books have circulated at all since being made available for extended checkout or if they are perhaps outdated and should be considered for weeding.

    Use Case #2:
    A report on items that were once in our popular reading location that have since been moved to the general collection may better inform…

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  12. Adding more scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Objects)

    Currently, there are limited scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Object area). Many of our users need reports delivered on the 1st of each month in order to capture the previous month's data. The only option right now somewhat close to that is delivery on the 2nd of each month. This doesn't work for us because it adds the first day's worth of data from the next month to the previous month. I propose adding delivery options for the 1st of each month. Better yet - how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain…

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    Hi everyone. This will be considered. First a comment and a question.
    Regarding “how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain day of the month for report delivery”.
    This will not happen. Jobs of this nature need to be scheduled so that resources can be properly distributed.
    Regarding adding additional time, that may happen. Now a scheduled report has the following possible options. What would you like to see added and or changed?
    Every Monday at 03:00
    Every Monday at 07:00
    Every Monday at 09:00
    Every Day at 03:00
    Every Day at 07:00
    Every Day at 09:00
    On the 02 of every month at 03:00
    On the 02 of every month at 07:00
    On the 02 of every month at 09:00

  13. Add renewal count to the fulfillment subject area of Analytics

    Please add renewal count (the number of renewals allowed for a certain item policy and material type) to the Fulfillment subject area of Analytics.

    Doing so will allow staff to create a Circulation Matrix from analytics that fully details circulation privileges for certain patron groups, material types, item policies, etc. Circulation staff frequently get phone calls from patrons requesting such information.

    The attached Circulation Matrix is a handy way to answer circulation policy questions from patrons, except when they ask how many renewals they are allowed.

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  14. Correcting Alma Analytics

    In Alma Analytics, if you want to get a report of items that their replacement cost is under $50 for example, the program is written in such a way that looks at the costs in decimal order. So your report will include all items that cost $100, $200, $300, $400, etc. as long as the first digit is under 5. So you will end up with wrong results. Please correct this so the program looks at numbers as whole numbers not by decimal order. Thank you.

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  15. Add Electronic Service information to Analytics E-Inventory subject area

    Information at the Electronic Service level in Alma is not searchable in advanced search or Analytics - it can only be accessed by individually viewing a single electronic service. Making service-level information accessible through Analytics would enable searching across all collections for troubleshooting or updating information.

    I am particularly interested in the Electronic Service Public Note field. Portfolio Public Note and Electronic Collection Public Note are already available through Analytics. Making Electronic Service Public Note available would allow me to view all the Public Notes that appear to our users and update them as necessary.

    26 votes
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  16. Date of location change in Analytics

    Analytics should allow users to run reports on the date of an Item's location change -- e.g. how many items were moved from Library A to Library B during a certain time period. This information is visible in the Item history tab; it should be made available for management reports especially now as libraries are engaged in consolidation, off-site storage, and shared print projects.

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  17. Index authorities used in bibs in Analytics

    Index authorities in a given bib, or better yet, unauthorized headings in bibs in Analytics so I can obtain a list of unauthorized headings and partially authorized headings for correction in Alma.

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  18. Changing Report Schedule - maintain notifications

    Analytics Configuration and Subscription - when you change the schedule of a report, it wipes out the email notifications that were set up in the original report. This should not happen - these should be maintained. We did not realize this until we did not receive a report we were expecting and we tracked it down to this issue.

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  19. Add License Terms and Term Values to the Electronic Collection License folder in the E-Inventory Subject Area.

    A license may be assigned to multiple Electronic Collections. I would like to be able to pull a report that lists the license terms for ILL/Course Packs/etc. for each database with an assigned license. This would make it much easier for our fulfillment staff to determine whether there are any rights issues involved with fulfilling requests.

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  20. Add "Electronic collection" subject area in analytics

    I want to count the subscribed database collections for yearly statistics. However , it is found that only the collections with portfolios can be drawn in "E-Inventory" subject area. There is no way to draw the electronic collection statistics without portfolios so that I suggest to add a dedicated subject area.

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