create out-of-box institutional standards reports (i.e., ACRL, IPEDS,ARL)
Since many institutions have to complete these standardized reports annually, it would be helpful if a template existed for each one so we wouldn't have to re-create them each year. As the reports are revised by the sponsoring organization/agency then Ex Libris can update the out-of-the-box report as part of the monthly features.
Please see detailed comment with explanations on how such reports can accessed.
Dear Clement and Karen:
Regarding your comments from Oct. 2:
If you would be willing to share with us your reports for IPEDs and ACRL by putting them in the community folder under
/shared/Community/Reports/Shared Reports/Reports/Industry Standard Reports - ACRL
/shared/Community/Reports/Shared Reports/Reports/Industry Standard Reports - IPEDs
then we will review them, make sure nothing such as user groups, dates, or library names are hard coded, create prompts when needed, and then put them under:
Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/ACRL/Reports
Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/IPEDs/Reports
Then, like the other industry standard reports, there will be a community version which each institution can edit and share, as well as "out of the box" and "not editable" version under the Alma folder.
In summary: if you want to share these reports with us we will be glad to put them in the official version. You yourselves can contribute to the community.
Karen Schlesser commented
Agree with Clement. Please include reports for ACRL and IPEDS annual surveys for US customers.
Clement Lau commented
Please include reports for ACRL and NCES-IPEDS annual surveys for your US-based customers. However, because our requests have not been met, Galileo Interconnected Libraries (GIL) has begun to create our own IPEDS reports along with a step by step manual for our consortium. We also plan to share them with the community when our project is completed.
Georgia Southern University Libraries
GIL Assessment Committee
Currently there are several "out of the box" institutional standard reports in Alma Analytics.
The Industry Standard reports include the following folders:
• Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/ARL/Reports
• Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/SCONUL/Reports
• Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/CAUL/Reports
• Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/DBS/Reports
• Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/BIBSYS/Reports
• Shared Folders/Alma/Industry Standard Reports/ESGBU/Reports
These folders each correspond to the following organizations:
• In North America the reports are for ARL (American Research Libraries)
• In UK they the reports are for SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries)
• In Australia the reports are for CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians)
• In Germany the reports are for DBS (Deutsche Bibliotheksstatistik)
• In Norway the reports are for BIBSYS (collaborating with all Norwegian universities and university colleges as well as research institutions and the National Library of Norway)
• In France the reports are for ESGBU (Enquete Statistique Generale aupres des Bibliotheques Universitaires)
These reports were originally created by the user community and stored in the community folder under /shared/Community/Reports/Shared Reports/Reports/Industry Standard Reports - .
At a later stage they were put into the default out of the box reports with prompts (instead of hardcoded values such as user groups, library / location names, and years).
Institutions still use the community folder to share new ideas and suggested modifications.
We would be more than delighted to add new out of the box industry standard reports for additional organizations.
In order to have reports which meet the user demands as best as possible we suggest that dedicated folders for of the additional organizations be opened in the community folder and then the community can tell us when they are ready and where they are. We can then take those reports, make sure nothing is hardcoded and instead uses prompts, and then put them into the default out of the box folders under the Alma folder.
Additionally: Regarding the comment about extracting Data for Hathi Trust see
The same is true for the DBS (Deutsche Bibliotheksstatistik) in Germany.
Patt Leonard commented
Hathi Trust requires an annual print holdings report from its partner libraries (described here https://www.hathitrust.org/print_holdings ). It is impossible to extract the required information from Alma. One reason is the limit on records that can be exported through Analytics.