Missing Items Report: Number of copies held of same item cannot be shown within a report as with prior legacy system reports.
subject area: physical items
Purchasing staff used to get a regular monthly report of the items that had been marked as missing during the previous month.
This is easy to replicate in Analytics but the report does not include the number of copies held of the same title, which is important information in terms of a decision about replacing the item or not, as well as the number of loans on all copies, not just the missing one.
There are measures in the core table “Num of Items” and “Time Loaned” but they are at the item level, so the first is always 1 and the Times Loaned is only for that particular copy of the title.
The report needs to be at the item level because we are looking at missing items, but users would also like to see included the number of copies of the same title that are held and the total number of loans for all copies.
From the IGeLU-ELUNA Analytics Working Group, Analytics Evidence Document
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