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  1. Suggestion for Increase of Shared Dimensions Between Subject Areas in Analytics

    We have donors who require reports on how we are spending their endowment funding. These reports include Fund Transaction data, Bibliographic Details, and Holding Details. The idea is that the donor should be able to locate any item within our library that we have purchased on their funds. Unfortunately, Holding Details lies within the Physical Items subject area, and currently is not a shared dimension in the Funds Expenditure subject area. Holding Details (such as in the case of Call Numbers) are closely linked in usefulness with Bibliographic Details.

    My suggestion, therefore, is that ExLibris please add Holdings Details as…

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  2. po line notes

    For the PO Line area, I would like to see the Notes. Right now only the Receiving Note and the Note to vendor are visible in Analytics, but I need the Notes cause we have stored a lot of additional information in the Notes

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  3. Autosave files to .txt

    File save options limited to .csv We have various local processing jobs that need .txt files for input, which means we have to rename the exports from Analytics before making use of the files. Offer other standard file extensions to Analytics

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  4. Analytics: Retain the External ID even when the item is canceled in Resource Sharing

    Retain the External ID even when the item is canceled in Resource Sharing.
    Retain the Ex ID even if the item is canceled. The reason we would like the Ex ID is because it is a patterned identifier and that makes it easy to limit down, where to us the internal ID is just a string of random numbers. Our goal is to be able to run reports on either the Lending or Borrowing Request subject areas in one set. If we need to run some on Ex ID to get the Borrowing and Lending sides to match up and…

    6 votes
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  5. KPIs needed for Resource Management

    In addition to measuring the time between creating a POL and receiving the material, we need an accurate way to measure the time between receipt and cataloging, and the time between cataloging and initial shelving.

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  6. Add Cancellation Reason field to Borrowing Requests and Lending Requests areas

    The field is already included in the Requests area.

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  7. Add Additional fields to Course Reserves Subject area

    Need Location, Barcode and Call Number to the Course Reserves.

    9 votes
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  8. Add User Note Creation Date and Creator as query-able fields in Anayltics

    Please make it so that we can create analysis in analytics that display the creation date and creators of user notes. Both fields would be very useful filters for us.

    20 votes
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  9. Add a week key to dates eg request dates

    We would like to be able to look at physical item requests by week, but can only currently do it by month. Could a week key be added to analytics?

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  10. Map Electronic Collection Creator subject area to actual data in repository record

    We really need a way to identify databases that our campus wants to count in our annual Collection statistics. Using the analytic electronic collection subject area "Creator" would accomplish this if it were mapped to data in the repository Electronic Collection record Creator field. Instead it is mapped to a list of current values in Alma such as operators or source of migrated records. This is not helpful at all - ExLibris needs to map this analytic subject area to data in the corresponding repository field

    4 votes
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  11. Add the source field to Analytics

    It would be useful to be able to report on the Source field from Resource Sharing requests in the Borrowing Request subject area of Analytics. Then we could analyse the channels that users' Resource Sharing requests are coming in from.

    8 votes
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  12. Add holdings / suppressed from discovery data to Analytics physical items SA

    I'd like to be able to exclude any suppressed holdings from my analyses. I see the "suppressed from discovery" data point for bibliographic records, but not for holdings.

    3 votes
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  13. Flag for course reserve loan transactions

    As a possible improvement for the Fulfillment subject area, please consider adding an indicator, much like the In House Loan indicator, to loans made while an item is on course reserve. This would allow us to easily include or exclude loans made for items on reserve in our circulation reports. Currently we exclude by location, but we suspect that this is not a reliable method, in part because the inactive temporary location is still attached to many items.

    A course reserve flag on a loan would also allow us to easily pull circulation counts when reporting on course reserve.

    17 votes
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  14. Statistical Categories (Crossover between Fulfillment & Users Subject Areas

    Here is my problem. We want our statistical categories linked to Fulfillment. We want to know how many patrons pursuing a Nursing degree are checking out items from the library? Itt does us no good to have data on who is pursuing a nursing degree in the users section, but not be able to link that in the fulfillment section. Because of the design of the statistical categories and the fact that we do not have a way to import every possible degree, job ID, etc. and keep the list up-to-date as it changes, this is how we have them…

    8 votes
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  15. Analytics: Add ability to search/filter by the Holdings record suppression tag

    A Suppress from Discovery flag exists for both the Bibliographic and the Holdings record, but only the Bib flag is present in Analytics. This field should be added [and is yet another example of how poorly Analytics handles Holdings data as opposed to Bibliographic or Item data]

    6 votes
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  16. Analytics Report for Staff Activity

    I would like the ability to analyze staff activity in Alma Analytics (how many times a staff member checks something out or in, marks something missing, scans in an item for fulfillment, etc.)

    9 votes
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  17. Report on Holdings 866 subfields x and z in Analytics

    We use the 866 $x to store campus affiliation notes, which are used to direct materials to the Archives at point of removal. Currently you must go through a multi-step process, including exporting bib records with holdings info and using MarcEdit to extract the 866 $x notes. Then you must merge the data in Excel or Access in order to associate the note with the weeding report generated from Analytics.

    33 votes
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  18. Shared Dimensions

    It would be really useful if you could only see the "fields" that are available to be used when using two dimensions to construct a query.

    This would make the Analytics interface more user friendly, and remove the need for checking documentation to find out what fields are/are note available.

    7 votes
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  19. Enable a "Reprompt" option in Analytics

    Currently, when running a prompted report, if you want to change your selections after running it, you must go back to the catalog and start over from "Run". It would be a great time savings if there were a "REPROMPT" option, which took you directly back to the prompt screen. Inclusion of a "retain choices this session" toggle and a "clear all choices" button on the prompt screen would be useful as well.

    A use case would be when I am trying to determine why a particular item is hanging up on a task list or is being prevented from…

    9 votes
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  20. Add grand total to 'before values' in Analytics

    When creating large data sets, it'd be useful to be able to right click at the top of a column, 'Show Row level Grand Total', and choose something to show at the TOP of a column, instead of having to choose 'After values'. This might help avoid having to use prompts or exporting just to count things.

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