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  1. 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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  2. Option to provide more details in Analystics automatic emails

    Include the Analytics objects' description in the automated emails sent out to subscribers or an option to edit the body of the email

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. In Analytics Borrowing Requests subject area, add Shipped date. In Lending Requests subject area, add Received by Borrower date and Request

    In Analytics Borrowing Requests subject area, add Shipped date. In Lending Requests subject area, add Received by Borrower date and Request Completed date. The addition of these fields will allow us to more accurately calculate turnaround time, which in turn can help us improve our service standards.

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  12. Analytics field for the name of who modified a citation

    Add "citation modified by first name" and "citation modified by last name"fields to course reserves in analytics.

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  13. Disable a filter in Analytics, currently can delete only

    Right now to turn "off" a filter in Analytics, it seems that you have to delete it. However, sometimes when experimenting with a list, it would be useful to be able to temporarily disable/enable a filter as opposed to having to delete and remake it.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Add new call number fields to Fulfillment area to assist with reporting

    In the Fulfillment subject area there are no fields allowing the breakdown of the call number in the holdings record.

    Please add fields that allow LC call numbers in the holdings record to be broken down into LC Code and LC number and also a normalised field which can be exported for sorting in Excel.

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  17. Put oclc number as the first oclc number in the Network number in analytic reports

    When a bib record has 035 and 775 which has an OCLC number, in an analytic report, the 775 number is the first OCLC number in the Network number column. But if a record only has 035 subfield a and z, then the OCLC number for the resource is the first OCLC number in the Network number column.

    When we are doing an analytic report retrieving the OCLC number, we are only interested in the OCLC number of the resource, not its the OCLC number of its other edition (755). This confusing order of resource OCLC number makes this Network…

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  18. 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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  19. Additional File Format Options for Scheduled Analytics Reports

    When setting up a scheduled analytics report there are a couple of file format options: Excel, PDF, text.

    The text option is not useful and what we really need is CSV and Tab Delimited options.

    I realize you can have it provide Excel and then you can resave it, but that requires extra processing steps that should not be required in this day and age.

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  20. 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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