- Product: Alma
How can additional bibliographic and holding MARC21 fields be added to Alma Analytics?
Up to 10 bibliographic fields can be reported in Alma Analytics under Bibliographic Details as 'Local Param' fields from 1 to 10.
Additionally, up to 10 Holding fields can be added to the Holding Details dimension of the Physical Items subject area as Holding Local Parameters (1-10)
- In order to implement this feature, contact Alma Support. The execution and deployment of the configuration change will be done in the next extract of data to Analytics (expected to run on a nightly basis)
- All MARC fields other than control fields can be added as local parameters. Accordingly, the field must be greater than or equal to 010.
Note also this:
- New from August 2023: If you want to have the labels of the local parameters displayed in analytics, configure the analytics_display_local_params parameter (Configuration > Analytics > General Configuration > Other Settings) to true.
- Subfields can be maintained in the Analytics fields identified for Local Param. When this capability is implemented, fields/subfields appear in Alma Analytics with the Alma subfield delimiter (either $$ or ‡) used to delineate the subfield content. Contact Support to enable this feature. Note that reindexing is required to fully implement this capability.
Question for Network Zone participating Institutions
If there are multiple Local Parameters set for different Institution Zones within a Network Zone, what parameters will be displayed in the Network Zone?
Network environments have their own local parameters, the same as any other institution, but Networks can also see the IZ local params in addition to their own.
IZ #1: Local Parameter 01 = 901
IZ #2: Local Parameter 01= 999
NZ : Local Parameter 01 = 953
To see local parameters for IZ members or for the NZ environment, add the “institution code” field and filter it on the institution of your choosing.