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  1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Display prompts in analytics widgets

    We have created a widget to display IDs of citations, and would like to be able to display the associated prompts to allow users to select their own criteria.

    The current behaviour is by design:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Analytics_widgets_with_a_prompt

    but it would be very helpful if this could be changed.

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  5. report for overdue notifications by campus

    Please create a report in analytics that allows for overdue notifications by item to be sorted into campus location.

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  6. Report on items that have moved from one Permanent Physical Location to another

    We would find it useful to be able to pull fulfillment usage statistics for physical items that were originally in one location, but were moved to another location.

    Use Case #1:
    A report on all items moved from reference to the general collection might tell us if those reference books have circulated at all since being made available for extended checkout or if they are perhaps outdated and should be considered for weeding.

    Use Case #2:
    A report on items that were once in our popular reading location that have since been moved to the general collection may better inform…

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  7. 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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  8. Adding more scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Objects)

    Currently, there are limited scheduling options for emailing Scheduled Reports (Alma Analytics Object area). Many of our users need reports delivered on the 1st of each month in order to capture the previous month's data. The only option right now somewhat close to that is delivery on the 2nd of each month. This doesn't work for us because it adds the first day's worth of data from the next month to the previous month. I propose adding delivery options for the 1st of each month. Better yet - how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain…

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    Hi everyone. This will be considered. First a comment and a question.
    Regarding “how about offering a drop-down list where users can choose a certain day of the month for report delivery”.
    This will not happen. Jobs of this nature need to be scheduled so that resources can be properly distributed.
    Regarding adding additional time, that may happen. Now a scheduled report has the following possible options. What would you like to see added and or changed?
    Every Monday at 03:00
    Every Monday at 07:00
    Every Monday at 09:00
    Every Day at 03:00
    Every Day at 07:00
    Every Day at 09:00
    On the 02 of every month at 03:00
    On the 02 of every month at 07:00
    On the 02 of every month at 09:00

  9. export sets into Analytics

    I appreciate the ability to export Analytics results directly into an Alma set, but I would like to be able to export a set of records directly into Analytics without having to recreate my Alma search (if I can) in Analytics. This would also be very helpful for working on sets of records that other people at my institution have created!

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  10. Add separate fields in Analytics for valid (020 $a) and invalid (020 $z) ISBNs

    At present Analytics displays all ISBNs recorded in a bib record in a single field, whether valid (020 $a), i.e. the true and accurate ISBN for the manifestation recorded, or invalid (020 $z), i.e. an incorrect ISBN or an ISBN for an alternative manifestation.

    It would be useful to be able to search and display these separately (for matching using collection management tools, etc.).

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  11. Add renewal count to the fulfillment subject area of Analytics

    Please add renewal count (the number of renewals allowed for a certain item policy and material type) to the Fulfillment subject area of Analytics.

    Doing so will allow staff to create a Circulation Matrix from analytics that fully details circulation privileges for certain patron groups, material types, item policies, etc. Circulation staff frequently get phone calls from patrons requesting such information.

    The attached Circulation Matrix is a handy way to answer circulation policy questions from patrons, except when they ask how many renewals they are allowed.

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  12. Correcting Alma Analytics

    In Alma Analytics, if you want to get a report of items that their replacement cost is under $50 for example, the program is written in such a way that looks at the costs in decimal order. So your report will include all items that cost $100, $200, $300, $400, etc. as long as the first digit is under 5. So you will end up with wrong results. Please correct this so the program looks at numbers as whole numbers not by decimal order. Thank you.

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  13. Date of location change in Analytics

    Analytics should allow users to run reports on the date of an Item's location change -- e.g. how many items were moved from Library A to Library B during a certain time period. This information is visible in the Item history tab; it should be made available for management reports especially now as libraries are engaged in consolidation, off-site storage, and shared print projects.

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  14. Index authorities used in bibs in Analytics

    Index authorities in a given bib, or better yet, unauthorized headings in bibs in Analytics so I can obtain a list of unauthorized headings and partially authorized headings for correction in Alma.

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  15. Changing Report Schedule - maintain notifications

    Analytics Configuration and Subscription - when you change the schedule of a report, it wipes out the email notifications that were set up in the original report. This should not happen - these should be maintained. We did not realize this until we did not receive a report we were expecting and we tracked it down to this issue.

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  16. Add Electronic Service information to Analytics E-Inventory subject area

    Information at the Electronic Service level in Alma is not searchable in advanced search or Analytics - it can only be accessed by individually viewing a single electronic service. Making service-level information accessible through Analytics would enable searching across all collections for troubleshooting or updating information.

    I am particularly interested in the Electronic Service Public Note field. Portfolio Public Note and Electronic Collection Public Note are already available through Analytics. Making Electronic Service Public Note available would allow me to view all the Public Notes that appear to our users and update them as necessary.

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  17. Add License Terms and Term Values to the Electronic Collection License folder in the E-Inventory Subject Area.

    A license may be assigned to multiple Electronic Collections. I would like to be able to pull a report that lists the license terms for ILL/Course Packs/etc. for each database with an assigned license. This would make it much easier for our fulfillment staff to determine whether there are any rights issues involved with fulfilling requests.

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  18. Create a task that orders the 6xx (subject) fields

    Alma currently does not have a way to mass resequence the 6xx subject fields, at least into consecutive order. This is an issue in analytics if subject is the field you organize your results by, as the initial subject field (600) may no longer be the first subject displayed and therefore searched on.

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  19. Add "Electronic collection" subject area in analytics

    I want to count the subscribed database collections for yearly statistics. However , it is found that only the collections with portfolios can be drawn in "E-Inventory" subject area. There is no way to draw the electronic collection statistics without portfolios so that I suggest to add a dedicated subject area.

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  20. Add Electronic Services information to the Analytics Link Resolver subject area

    Currently the Link Resolver subject area of Analytics allows us to generate reports on the number of times all electronic services are delivered and clicked.
    We would like to see the details of which electronic services are being clicked, and which are not.
    This is valuable information for us when making decisions about collection displays and edits we might make to the online services order.
    To do inform these decisions we would like the Electronic services information to be added to the Link Resolver subject area in Analytics.

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