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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 loan or…

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  5. Add a "Last page" option on the Results tab

    It would be helpful to include a "Last page" or "end page" arrow on the Results tab in Analytics. There is an arrow to take you to the beginning of the analysis but not to the end. Sometimes it is helpful to go to the end of an analysis to check the data and it is very time-consuming to click the "Next 500 rows" arrow several times on large analyses.

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  6. Analytic report widget : remove edit link

    I have created an analytic report as a widget for Circ. people to view the changes in our newspapers retention info. At the bottom of the report, there are links such as edit, print, export, etc.

    I would like to have the functionality to remove selective links below the table, specifically the Edit link. No report creator wants to let users of the report to edit the report they created.

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  7. 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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  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.

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  9. Add NLM Classification to Analytics

    We would like to see NLM classification as an option in Analytics. We have a substantial Health Sciences Library and Med Center, and this would be quite useful for this area of reporting.

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  10. Add Additional fields to Course Reserves Subject area

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

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  12. Add Proxy Users to "Users" subject area

    Adding Proxy Users to analytics would allow us to search for users that are proxies to another user, and also users that have proxies for themselves.

    This information isn't completely available within Alma, and it seems like an oversight that it's also unavailable in Analytics.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.

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    Hello.  What is the reason for not doing this as follows?
    Add the 866 as a local  field for Alma Analytics Holdings Records.  Each institution is allowed up to 10 holdings fields and 10 bibliographic fields as local fields.
    Further, as described at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Add_bibliographic_fields_to_Alma_Analytics it is possible to have subfield delimiters in the local fields added to Alma Analytics.
    So you can already have 866 subfield x in Alma Analytics using existing functionality.

  17. Subscription interval field in Analytics

    Adding the Subscription interval field in PO Line to the Funds Expenditure subject area in Analytics. This would allow reporting based on the frequency of a serial.

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  18. Identify stats for individual self check machines in Analytics

    It doesn't appear to currently be possible to report stats in Analytics for individual self check machines unless you assign a separate Circulation Desk for each self check within a branch.

    We have multiple self check machines in each branch and we'd like to be able to report on the number of loans each self check processes so we can see which ones are in demand and which ones aren't. We'd like to see a way to attach multiple self checks to the same Circulation Desk and be able to report out the stats for each of those self checks…

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  19. Add HTML to Analytics dashboards

    It would be cool if we could include active HTML in our dashboards.

    For example, ibrarians who are reviewing new electronic acquistions could pull up a list of new acquisition and, in a one click, link directly through to the resources. (Currently, they would need to pull down the report, find the URL in the data, then copy and paste that back into the browser)

    Additionally, outside images (via <img> tag) could be incorporated into reports for branded presentations.

    By default in OBIEE, only Administrators have the right to use HTML in the data format of any column.

    This can…

    14 votes
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  20. 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…

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