Cost Per Use *by fund* Report for Electronic Collections (Databases)
Problem: We are looking for a way to run a cost usage report by fund that includes titles with the PO Line Type ‘Name of Electronic Collection - Subscription.’
Description: Our library evaluates cost per use of all serials by fund. We have been able to run a cost per use report by fund for our print and electronic journals. We run into a roadblock, however, when we try to generate a report on the cost/use of a database by fund.
The E-Inventory Cost Usage report includes all titles with the PO Line Type Name of ‘Electronic Journal - Subscription.’ However, it does not include titles with the PO Line Type Name of ‘Electronic Collection – Subscription’, which is the line type name for all of our databases. Without a cost per use report by fund that includes databases, we have to spend a lot of time creating a report by hand using information that is stored within Alma, but not retrievable as a report.
Lisa Wilczak commented
Cost per use reports by fund that include Electronic Collection – Subscriptions would make a huge difference in our reporting. At this time, we have to add these subscriptions by hand. This information is in Alma, but it is not retrievable in Analytics.