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    Anonymizing Analytics Report Details

    The anonymization described in this section differs from the anonymization described at Configuring Anonymization.
     
    The anonymization described in this section:
    • Is non-transactional. It does not relate to transactions but rather to actual data. For example, the user details in the users subject area is anonymized, as well as active (non-returned) loans (as shown in table below).
    • Cannot be configured by the institution. It must be configured by Ex Libris support.
    • Does not delete from the database. If the parameter (as configured by Ex Libris support) is changed, then the data appears again.
     
    The anonymization described in Configuring Anonymization:
    • Is transactional and is for transactions of types:
      • Fines and fees
      • Loans
      • Resource sharing requests
      • Fulfillment requests
    • Works on completed transactions only (for example fines after fully paying and loans after return).
    • Can be configured by the institution.
    • Deletes the data from the database. Therefore, it is not reversible for anonymized transactions.
    Fields that contain identifying information of users can be anonymized when creating Analytics reports. Anonymizing this data enables you to make reports for statistics and trends without violating privacy concerns or local privacy-related laws. WIth non-transactional anonymization, all the fields listed below are anonymized. There is also an option to anonymize a limited number of fields. With this option, all the fields listed below are anonymized expect for First Name, Last Name, and Primary Identifier. Contact Ex Libris Support to implement this option.
    You must contact Ex Libris Support to enable anonymized data in Analytics.
    When you create a report, fields that usually contain identifying information for users are left blank. The following table lists the fields that are anonymized. The columns are subject areas. The rows are the anonymized fields. The cells contain the dimensions that contain these fields.
    The User Group field is not anonymized and is available in Analytics for analysis.
      Users Requests Fulfillment Fines and Fees Course Reserves Borrowing Requests Lending Requests
    User ID User Details Requester Borrower Details   Librarian Requester  
    Primary Identifier User Details Requester Borrower Details, Return Operator Details, Loan Operator Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    First Name User Details Requester Borrower Details, Return Operator Details, Loan Operator Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Last Name User Details Requester Borrower Details, Return Operator Details, Loan Operator Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Middle Name User Details Requester Borrower Details, Return Operator Details, Loan Operator Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Birth Date User Details Requester Borrower Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Job Title User Details Requester Borrower Details, Return Operator Details, Loan Operator Details User Details Librarian    
    Job Description User Details Requester Borrower Details, Return Operator Details, Loan Operator Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Identifier 1 User Details Requester Borrower Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Identifier 2 User Details Requester Borrower Details User Details Librarian Requester  
    Note Address,
    Preferred Contact Information,
    Note,
    Identifier,
    Statistics
      Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information     Lending Request Details
    Postal Code Address            
    Line1 Address            
    Line2 Address            
    Line3 Address            
    Line4 Address            
    Line5 Address            
    Line1 Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Line2 Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Line3 Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Line4 Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Line5 Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Postal Code Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Preferred Phone Number Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Preferred SMS Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Preferred Email Preferred Contact Information   Preferred Contact Information Preferred Contact Information      
    Email Email            
    Phone Number Phone Number