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  1. Subject Area "Alma Jobs" for Analytics

    At the moment it is not possible to (easily) get data from the jobs running in Alma. The exports that can be pulled from "Monitor Jobs" are rather useless as they hardly contain data.
    If I want numbers of processed records, runtimes etc. I have to use the API and still need to do a lot of manual work on that results.
    It would be great to have a subject area in Analytics that cointains all the information from the "Job Report".

    Veronika, WU Vienna

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  2. 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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  3. Analytics on Sandbox

    Having the flexibility to build analytics on our premium sandbox would be beneficial two fold. First, it would allow us to fully test processes on our test system using analytics reporting we intend to use in production. Second, it would allow us to work through data changes and the related reporting without having to disrupt live production data.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Pause Analytics Object Subscriptions

    Have an easy way to pause emails for reports sent out through Alma Analytics Object subscriptions. Some of our reports are sent every day, and it would be nice to pause during our winter break when we won't have any need for daily report emails.

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  8. Add Access Model to PO Line reporting

    PO Lines for Electronic Books contain a field, Access Model, which allows libraries to register the access arrangements we have, e.g. 1-users, 3-users, unlimited, etc.

    This has the potential to be a very useful field, but it is not currently available when running reports for PO Line information in Alma Analytics.

    Can it be added please?

    Thanks

    Wayne

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  9. Add "physical items" to Course Reserves Subject area

    Since all course reserves circulation times are location-based we NEED to be able to select temporary location when creating a course reserves analytics set. It does me no good to get a list of all items on reserve and the associated courses if I can't report out WHAT the circulation times were. It would also be helpful to be able to measure loans from the Course Reserves Subject Area, since the Fulfilment Subject Area won't allow you to put the associated professor. It makes it impossible to get a comprehensive Course Reserves Analytics report that is of any use. It…

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  10. Additional relationships for 'based on results of another analysis' filter

    It would be useful to be able to apply the following relationships when a filter is created using the operator 'is based on results of another analysis':


    • contains any

    • does not contain

    Currently it is only possible to apply the relationships 'is equal to' and 'is not equal to' (as well as 'is less/greater than', etc). This means that it is not possible to use this operator unless the values in the specified column are identical in each report. This is not always the case, for example the Bibliographic Details > ISBN column will in most cases contain multiple, comma…

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  11. 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.

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  12. Ex Libris to create Custom Labels in Alma Analytics reports for Platform Prompts and Analyses

    For Usage reports, it's not always clear which publishers are associated with certain Platform names. For SUSHI harvested data, please consider applying Custom Labels to report Analyses and Prompts.

    This would be especially useful for American vendor platforms (lots of them have the acronym APS), Oxford platform, Ovid platform, Springer Nature platforms, and SAGE e.g.

    aip = American Institution of Physics (AIP)
    APS = American Physical Society (APS)
    APS Journals = American Phytopathological Society (APS)

    Ovid has a multitude of platforms. Would like a custom label applied to these so they display as one platform e.g. OCE, OvidSP, Ovid Insights,…

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  13. Analytics: physical items historical events subject area should include normalized call number

    The physical items historical events subject area in Analytics should index the normalized call number data so that we can sort any data retrieved by shelving call number.

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  14. Exporting from analytics

    When I run the current loans analytic, I have to scroll down through 500 records to reach the Export button. Please could it be at the top as well?

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  15. Expose 'Export to Worldcat' management tag to Analytics

    We would like to be able to access the 'Export to Worldcat' management tag in analytics, in the same way we can access the 'Suppress from Discovery' management tag. This would allow us to gather records for which the Export tag has been set incorrectly, and use a job to Republish them to OCLC.

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  16. 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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  17. Change the Network Number field in Analytics to use a semicolon between subfields in addition to fields.

    The Network Number field in Analytics includes a number of fields, including 035$a and $z, 019 $a and $z, and some 7xx linking fields. The documentation says the delimiter is "; ".

    What actually happens is that the delimiter is present only between fields, not between numbers in repeatable subfields in the same field. If an 035 contains one $a and three $z subfields, there will not be a semicolon delimiter between them, only a space. This makes it difficult to parse out individual fields, and not possible to find erroneous numbers with a space in the subfield.

    Please change…

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  18. 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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  19. Move Date Correction Job for next Day Analytics Reports

    The "Loans - Due Date Correction after Calendar Change Job" starts at exactly 9:00 pm. At the same time, the analytics snapshot is performed. As a result, anaytics based on that job are available two days later.
    If ExL can move this job just a few minutes earlier, the Data will be available next Day.

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  20. 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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