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  1. Make Electronic Service authentication note available to Alma Analytics

    Most of our authentication notes go into the Electronic Service authentication note field in Alma.

    Currently it is not possible to report on this field in Alma Analytics.

    Please Make Electronic Service authentication note available to Alma Analytics.

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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  2. Analytics - Last Return Date

    It would be extremely useful to be able to report on the Last Return Date; this should be added to the Physical Items subject area alongside the Last Loan Date parameter

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  3. Expose metadata dictionary to customers in Alma Analytics

    Oracle OBIEE provides functionality to describe metadata associated with fields in the subject area tables:

    https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1221/biee/BIEUG/analyses.htm#BIEUG587

    This does not seem to be enabled in Analytics, but having it as a ready reference would greatly facilitate creation of reports.

    Thanks!

    24 votes
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  4. 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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    Do you envision this being in the ‘vendors’ folder of the ‘Funds Expenditure’ subject area?
    Is the official list of request fields as follows:
    Vendor account code
    Vendor account name
    Vendor contact names
    Vendor account contact names
    Interface URI

    You requested vendor interface user ID and password but with all due respect it could be problematic to include username / password in analytics.

    The vendor folder in the ‘funds expenditures’ subject area already has:

    Additional Code
    Create Date
    ERP Code
    Modification Date
    Vendor Code
    Vendor Name
    Vendor Status

  5. restricts editing access to analytics to specific subject areas

    Any patron with design analytics have access to all subjects areas in analytics. It would good, if we could restrict analytics design access to specific subject arease in analytics.

    Michael Voss

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  6. 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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  7. Add 880 field to the Bibliographic Details dimension table in Analytics

    In MARC bibliographic records, the 880 field is used for non-Roman script equivalents of other fields in the bib record. CJK (Chinese, Japanese & Korean) libraries, for example, may use the 880 to record the non-Roman script equivalent of the Romanized characters in a 245. We would like the 880 field to be searchable in Analytics so we can create new book lists in the CJK scripts. New book lists are very popular with our users and we would like to be able to present these lists in the CJK scripts.

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  8. Analytics - reporte on audit trail in user record

    We'd like to be able to use the information in the audit trail on a user record in Analytics, for example, today we wanted to report on when an identifier had been modified and by which user.

    17 votes
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  9. Add permalink to Analytics report

    We'd like to have the permalink for a bib record included in the Analytics report.

    16 votes
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  10. 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.

    59 votes
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  11. Add Holdings Record note elements to Alma Analyics

    Holdings note fields would be excellent for Alma Analytics Currently we can not report on 866 $x/$z or 852 $x/$z, but would very much like to. We end up exporting MARC, extracting fields into Excel, and doing cumbersome somersaults to merge those notes with circulation data for weeding reports.

    72 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  12. 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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  13. Additional File Format Options for Scheduled Analytics Reports

    When setting up a scheduled analytics report there are a couple of file format options: Excel, PDF, text.

    The text option is not useful and what we really need is CSV and Tab Delimited options.

    I realize you can have it provide Excel and then you can resave it, but that requires extra processing steps that should not be required in this day and age.

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  14. Report on 'undo return' in Analytics

    We need to be able to report on 'undo return' or 'self check cancel returns' (as this was in Aleph). Ex Libris confirm this is not currently possible as the 'undo return' is registered in Alma in the Loan Audit Trail (accessible via Fulfillment > Manage Patron Services, choose ... > Loan History for any loan / return) in the Action column as "Undo return". However, this Action column is not mapped to Analytics and therefore, there is currently no way to report on these actions.

    6 votes
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  15. Need Number of requests and clickthroughs per service type in Alma Analytics

    In Alma, we have General Electronic Services (GES) for ReprintsDesk. ReprintsDesk is our document delivery provider. The ReprintsDesk GES appears in the services window in Primo or when linking out from a database. If there is no full text found, the patron can request the article via ReprintsDesk. I need to get statistics for each quarter on how many times the GES was clicked.

    In SFX, we ran a query for the number of document delivery requests. It was in the SFX query "Number of requests and clickthroughs per service type” and the service type getDocumentDelivery. We need the same…

    23 votes
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  16. Please add Silverchair as a SUSHI vendor

    A lot of publishers have migrated their platform from Highwire Press to Silverchair. It would be nice if Ex Libris can add Silverchair as a SUSHI vendor, so we can harvest the electronic resources for all the publishers in one COUNTER report in each month, similar to Highwire.

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  17. 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…

    7 votes
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  18. 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.

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  19. In analytics, add usage data to the E-Inventory subject area

    Now that counter usage is more fully available via Analytics (thank you!), it would be useful to have the following measures available in the E-Inventory subject area: Journal Usage (JR1), Whole Book Usage (BR1), Partial Book Usage (BR2), Media Usage (MR1).

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  20. Create Analytics field for self check loans and returns

    Currently to identify self check stats for loans and returns in Analytics you either need to do one of the following:

    1. Create separate Circulation Desks for self checks
    2. If the operator Primary Identifier field is "None" assume the loan or return was a self check one

    Neither of these workarounds work if you choose to delete Library staff records from Alma and not retain full statistics in Analytics or if the Circulation Desks are deleted (which can happen if a Library is closed)

    It would be preferable to have a separate field in Analytics that indicates whether a…

    46 votes
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