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  1. When building index tables, include data from all bib records (even if no holdings) and from all holdings records (even if no items).

    Currently, most holdings fields are not included in the indexing for the physical items table if there is no item attached. I believe the same is true for some bibliographic fields if there is no item and/or no holding.

    The resolution to the previous suggestion "Need a way to retrieve HOLDINGS where there are no ITEMS associated with the holding" addressed that one, very specific symptom of the larger problem.

    Now that we can FIND the holdings without items attached, we'd like to also search for and report on other information about them.

    Please index the same fields for ALL…

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  2. Campus name (borrower details) in Alma analytics FF

    in the subject domain "Fulfillment", at the level of the borrower details, there is a field for campus code but we would like to have the campus name in there as well.
    (just as is the case for the item details)

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  3. Change priority of extracting 050 / 090 for ETL into Analytics LC Call number (Bib)

    Currently, the ETL for a bib screen appears to overwrite the LC Classification Number (bibliographic record) with each 050 or 090 it reads. It is typical for the most 'authoritative' LC call number to be first on the record, while least authoritative (or even false) LC call numbers are last.

    Consequently, when a bib record has more than one 050 or 090, Analytics is opting to report out the LEAST reliable call number for data.

    Preferred would be that the ETL take only the first 050 in a record.

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  4. Analytics updates for a full date (Change the time for updates)

    Analytics doesnt have the updated information for our institution at the end of the day, we need to wait another day to get the info updated for that day, we want that every intitution can have their own update time for data.

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  5. Share ALMA session variable related to the desktop and / or Library to use it as a query value in analytics

    I want to generate a single report for all libraries.

    I need to assign the value of the ALMA system variable related to the library to the variable that is related to the library in Analitics so that the data related to that library is automatically selected.

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  6. Pre-caching Analytics for faster first-time loads

    The first time an institution runs reports in subject areas each day, it usually takes a long time to load. The presumption is that, behind the scenes, Oracle is doing some cache work so that reports run later in the day don't face the same sort of delay.

    For large institutions, or complex structures, this can be a significant delay.

    Is there a way that institutions or Ex Libris could perform a "pre-cache" so that users don't have to face that early morning sluggish start?

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  7. Add 'Replacement Cost' field to Physical Items table in Requests subject area

    It would be helpful to have replacement costs field available in the physical items table from within the Requests subject area. Would allow for easier reporting on values of missing and lost stock etc.

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  8. Add "Reading List description" field to Course Reserves and Leganto Instructor Usage/Leganto Student Usage Subject Areas

    It would make sense to add the Reading List Description field to Analytics as it is information which is available but missing from the Course Reserves Subject Area, and the Leganto Subject Areas which contain Reading list information. Without this information you cannot really reproduce a list from its constituent data.
    NB this is really a Leganto issue as much as anything, but the impact is felt in Analytics.

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  9. 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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  10. Add an "added authors" field to the Bibliographic Details dimension in Analytics

    List values taken from MARC fields 700, 710, 711

    I get that this would be achieved if all MARC fields were reportable, as has already been requested, but that seems unlikely to happen so I hope this less ambitious suggestion will be considered.

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  11. 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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  12. Add number of resource sharing requests to physical items subject area

    When analyzing an item's usage, we would like to account for both local loans and resource sharing lending requests. Both are available in the Titles subject area, but the physical items subject area allows us to apply additional limits, such as item location and receiving date, that we cannot use in a titles report.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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…

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  20. 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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