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  1. Add Authority records data to Analytics

    It is very necessary to obtain productivity reports about the amount of authority record created in a period and the user who created that record. Also, to know how many LOCAL authority records exist by type (names, subjects, subdivisions, etc.)

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  2. Please add Licensor Name to the PO Line Licens in the Funds Expenditure area in Alma Analyticse section anf Licensing Agent

    Please add Licensor Name to the PO Line License in the Funds Expenditure area in Alma Analytics
    This would help us report to our Finance Dept on all licensing parties associated with an order

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  3. Analytics: Add item changed permanent location to events that are recorded (and timestamped) Physical Items Historical Events subject area

    Usage case: University of Wisconsin would like to create reports that inventory items that change permanent locations by date. Currently, a report that can inventory all items that were added to a permanent location from various other locations by fiscal year isn't possible. With the addition of item changed permanent location as an event that is timestamped such a report would be possible. For example, a report of all items relocated to off-site storage during the past fiscal year is a desired report.

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  4. Get auto-renewals dates back into Analytics

    Since the recently released August version, Analytics does not longer show the auto-renewal date due to a mentioned performance improvement on the nightly job. Please consider rolling back this change as it actually makes it impossible to get how many auto-renewals were made on a certain day in the past, since the only date we currently have is the Last Renewal Date which is updated every time the job runs. We virtually lost our auto-renewals log integrity.

    I know we still have this Last Renewal Date, the amount of auto-renewals and the Loan Date, and we could easily calculate the…

    13 votes
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  5. Alma set from Alma Analytics - allow for creation of a Logical set

    Currently it's possible to create a set directly from Analytics, but the end result is an itemised set. This functionality is great for skipping a few steps in exporting a file from Analytics, but fails to take advantage of the dynamic nature of daily Analytics updates. To do that, we need the option to create a Logical set which is tied to an Analytics report.
    Use case: We have three Analytics reports for three Publishing Profiles for specific local License Terms, which are sent to an external Resource Sharing provider (RapidILL). We cannot create these sets in Alma due to…

    31 votes
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  6. Add PO Line Status to Analytics

    Currently you can search for PO Line Status within Alma, but cannot use this field within Analytics.

    Adding this field to Analytics would allow reporting on statuses like In Review and Pending Approval. This would improve staff workflows, so that they don't have to manually check these statuses daily.

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  7. Enhanced reporting on alma logins

    Provide additional reporting for alma logins.

    Required for data protection reporting,

    Events that need to be monitored (e.g. logon, failed logon, access to sensitive files, copying/modifying or deleting a senstive file, concurrent logons from different workstations using the same user id). These should include, as a minimum, user id, type of event, date and time of event, success or failure indication

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  8. When there are multiple entries in same field, allow Alma analytics to export data meets certain criteria

    It is found that value is incomplete in Network number field if the number of characters is exceed 256.

    E.g.
    Record (CKB)2670000000194915 has multiple 035 fields. When export network number field, all following values are missing:
    (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000767305; (PQKBManifestationID)12331889; (SSID)ssj0000767305; (PQKB)10065432; (PQKBWorkID)14881543; (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001591939; (PQKBManifestationID)16288727; (SSID)ssj0001591939; (OCoLC)793110778; (EBL)1033794; (CKB)2670000000194915

    It would be very helpful if I can export only data begins with (CKB), etc.

    9 votes
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  9. Please add Licensing Agent Code to the PO Line License section in the Funds Expenditure area in Alma Analytics.

    This would help us report to our Finance Dept on all licensing parties associated with an order.

    18 votes
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  10. Add Last Loan Date to Fulfillment subject area in Analytics

    It is great that the Last Loan Date is available in the Physical Items area in Analytics. However, to create more complex circulation reports which include aspects such as Renewals one needs to use the Fulfillment subject area. It would be useful to have the variable in both places.

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  11. Number of Loans: Ability to Sort By & Export to Excel

    It would be so helpful to have access to Number of Loans in Data we can export to Excel. In addition, being able to sort by the highest to lowest or vice versa Number of Loans data in a search would also be very helpful as a collections librarian. We need more data to support or decide upon what we purchase. Alma has all the data but limited access to it from the permission level I have as a librarian.
    Thanks,
    Therese

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  12. Search List: "All Titles" by "LC Call Number Range"

    Search "All Titles" by LC Call Number Range. Currently you can only do that with physical items, although you can search "All Titles by LC Subject Keyword. Since most/many Electronic items do have LC Call Number in their MARC record 050 _4, I don't see why this is not possible...

    As a collections librarian, it would be very useful.
    Therese

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  13. Analytics: Make Holding Suppressed from Discovery field values Yes/No instead of 0/1

    The bib "suppressed from discovery" field uses values of Yes/No. The holdings field should do the same.

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  14. 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

    5 votes
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  15. Add Original cataloging agency to Design analytics

    In Alma June 2019 release, Original cataloging agency search index was introduced. I'd like to recommend adding this as an element in Analytics. This will help us generate statistics of original cataloging vs. copy cataloging. Thank you!

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  16. Need a Search for Alma Analytics Reports in Alma menu

    It will be great to have a search for the Alma Analytics reports off the Alma menu.

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  17. 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…

    3 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Analytics report for titles daily

    I would like to have the possibility of knowing the updated amount of titles daily. Alma currently updates that information only every 28 days. This does not allow having statistics updated until the previous day.

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  20. Add DB2 to Alma analytics > Usage Data> Usage Data Details

    Strange that you can have SUSHI harvest the report, but can't run a report against the data.

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