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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Add catalogation date field

    Actually we have only a Title modification date. This is used for catalogation date (after acquisition) and any other subsequent modifcation. If any modification we lose and miss the original catalogation date. We need a "Title catalogation date" field to preserve the original catalogation date after Receiving date.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Adding ability for reporting based on 008 holdings field

    I would like to see the ability to have reports based on 008 fields specifically method of acquisition (purchase, gift, depository,etc. ), retention coding and lending policy.

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  10. 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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  11. 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.

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  12. Role parameters in Analytics to show circulation desks

    Users subject area in Analytics allows us to add columns up to the Scope, which is the library assigned to the role, but there is no way to go even further to what circulation desks are attached to a role as parameters.

    A call to the Users API retreives this detail, but API calls are not always the right way to go and sometimes one API call to export an Analytics report works better in terms of server performance.

    Please, add the circulation desks attached to a role in a certain scope as a new field in Users subject area.

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  13. Add 'Supplied Format' to Borrowing Requests subject area

    For each format we would like to measure how long it takes us to get the resource to the student.

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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. The LDR of the bib and holdings record needs to be indexed for reporting in Analytics at the very least as a Local Param.

    We have a large withdrawal project involving thousands of books. We do not want to delete them in Alma. We want to change the location in the holdings record to Withdrawn, suppress the bib and holdings record, and change the LDR Record Status (5th position) to "d." This is a MARC standard and must be done in order to export these records later to various entities (such as the statewide library database used for ILL) so they can delete them from their copy of our database. The LDR value is what they use to indicate a bib or holding record…

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  16. Add call number information to Borrowing Requests subject area

    This would allow us to do collection development based on the topics our users are interested in and in which our collections may be lacking. Reasons would include locate failed, unavailable at all holding libraries, and all the reasons that can be selected when a request is rejected.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Replacement Costs in Analytics represented as a number

    Currently they are represented as text. You have to manipulate the Excel file to get them to become numbers. However, it would be nice if they exported as numbers, or were numbers in Analytics, for easier manipulation of the data.

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  20. Analytics Usage SA- include size of results output

    We are using the Analytics Usage subject area to track performance for Alma Analytics. What would be useful, in addition to the fields provided, is some measure of the output size- either rows or data.

    We expect large queries to take longer than brief ones, but without the output size, we can't judge if slow performance is due to a complex query, or poor performance from the Analytics server.

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