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    Link Resolver Usage

    The fields of the Link Resolver Usage subject area can be used to create reports that provide both specific details of link resolver usage as well as a broad perspective of how the Alma link resolver is used. This provides libraries with a useful means of determining proper electronic collection development.
    This subject area supplements the Usage Data subject area, which includes data from vendors, while the Link Resolver Usage subject area takes data directly from the Alma link resolver.
    Users can turn OFF “Link resolver usage” information in search results and the overlap analysis tool by setting the customer parameter: "allow_link_resolver_usage_indications" to false. For more information on the customer parameter, see Configuring Other Settings (Resource Management).
    Using the Link Resolver Usage area, the Design Analytics you can create reports/dashboards for the Link Resolver Usage area and are able to answer the following types of business questions:
    • How many times did users select View It in all sources over a specified period of time?
    • How many times did users select View It in a specific source?
    • How many times did users select View It and no results were produced?
    • How many times did users select View It for a particular source that resulted in no full text?
    • How many times did users select View It for the most frequently requested full?text journals from a particular source?
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    Star Diagram – Link Resolver Usage

    Field Descriptions

    The following lists the fields available in Link Resolver Usage.
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    Link Resolver Usage – Field Descriptions

    OpenURL Context Measures

    The OpenURL Context Measures table is a fact table that stores all measures relating to the OpenURL Context. All fields are taken from the CONTEXT_OBJECT table. The primary key is CONTEXT_OBJECT_ID.
    OpenURL Context Measures
    Field Description Additional Information
    Number of Requests The number of times an OpenURL request was sent to the Alma Link resolver.  
    Number of Clicked Requests Indicates if at least one of the services was selected Values are 1 and 0. Each time a request is selected, 1 is added to the total sum.
    Number of Requests Without Services The number of incoming OpenURLs that do not result in any services  
    Number of Services (total) The total number of services offered per incoming OpenURL request The number of services offered per incoming open URL request from:
    • the “View It” tab within Primo
    • the links and availability section in Leganto
    • the electronic services page after clicking from another source
    Number of Electronic Services The number of electronic services that appear when a user selects View it The number of electronic services that appear when a user selects View it.
    Number of Digital Services The number of digital representations that appear when a user selects View it In order for this field to have data, you must select the Include Representation services in link resolver statistics check box (Configuration > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Other Settings).
    Number of Clicked Services (total) The total number of services selected  
    Number of Electronic Clicked Services The number of electronic services a user selects from the View it menu  
    Number of Digital Clicked Services The number of digital representations a user selects from the View it menu. In order for this field to have data, you must select the Include Representation services in link resolver statistics check box (Configuration > Fulfillment > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Other Settings).
    % Clicks from Requests The percentage of incoming OpenURL requests that were selected % Clicks from Requests = (Number of selected requests / Number of Requests) * 100
    % Requests Without Services from Requests The percentage of incoming OpenURL requests that do not have services % Requests Without Services from Requests = (Number of requests without services / Number of requests) * 100

    OpenURL Context Details

    The OpenURL Context details table is a dimension table that stores the details of the OpenURL context object. The primary key is CONTEXT_OBJECT_ID. The context object is the part of the OpenURL that contains the metadata information that identifies the resource to which the OpenURL links.
    OpenURL Context Details
    Field Description Additional Information
    Title The title of the OpenURL Context  
    Author The Author of the OpenURL Context  
    ISSN The ISSN of the OpenURL Context  
    ISBN The ISBN of the OpenURL Context  
    Material Type The Material Type of the OpenURL Context  
    Network Inventory Group
    The network inventory group This field allows you to filter and display link resolver usage by library or campus. This is relevant for institutions using the inventory network groups.
    Request ID The Request ID of the OpenURL Context  
    Request Type The request type of the the OpenURL Context Possible values are:
    • viewit – the OpenURL Context Object is configured to display the Services page.
    • single_service – the OpenURL Context Object is configured for direct linking.
    Article Title The Article Title of the OpenURL Context  
    EISSN The EISSN of the OpenURL Context  
    Source The Source of the OpenURL Context The database/index that generates an OpenURL to the link resolver in order to obtain context-sensitive services for an electronic resource citation/reference.
    Normalized Source The normalized name of the source.  
    Open URL The OpenURL  
    Source Type The Source Type
    This field allows libraries to easily gather data about from where users are coming when using the Alma Link Resolver.
    The following are the possible values for the Source Type field:
    • Alma – the link was selected from within Alma staff user interface
    • Primo and Primo Central – the link was selected from Primo or Primo Central
    • Leganto – the link was selected from Leganto
    • The source – when the link is selected from another source, such as Web of Science, Ebsco, Pubmed, Google Scholar, and all other external sources, the name of the source is used as the source type. See The Source Field below.

    The Source Field

    The Source field indicates the database/index that generates an OpenURL to the link resolver, which is used to obtain context-sensitive services for an electronic resource citation/reference. It appears in the OpenURL after the dash—for example, after &rfr_id=info:sid/primo.exlibrisgroup.com-. It also appears in the Primo PNX record.
    By comparing the Source with other parameters such as Number of Clicked Requests, you can analyze trends in the use of electronic resources.
    The following are some guidelines that indicate how the source is determined: 
    • If a patron selects on a title in Primo that is in Alma, the source is the source ID of the system, which is located in the Control section of the Primo normalized XML (PNX) record.
    • If the source has a colon in it, either the user was a staff member testing the link within Alma, or the user received access to an article from within a database by being referred back to the uresolver to see if the user has a subscription that covers it.
    • If the source has an underscore or consists of letters such as wj (Wiley journals), the user received access to the article from a PCI record in Primo.
    • If the user accessed a resource from Leganto, the source is leganto_ followed by the course code for the course to which the citation was associated.
    The source google does not have a colon and means Google Scholar.
    The following is an example of an OpenURL with the source in bold:
    http://ap01.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/view/uresolver/64OTAGO_INST/openurl?debug=true&ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF-8&ctx_id=10_1&ctx_tim=2019-09-09T14%3A46%3A59IST&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info:sid/primo.exlibrisgroup.com-proquest&req_id=&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.genre=article&rft.atitle=Mandatory%20death%20penalty%20unjustified%20where%20no%20death%20or%20wounding%E2%80%94ICCPR%20Art%206(2)%20(Zambia)&rft.jtitle=Commonwealth%20Law%20Bulletin&rft.btitle=&rft.aulast=&rft.auinit=&rft.auinit1=&rft.auinitm=&rft.ausuffix=&rft.au=&rft.aucorp=&rft.date=1996-07-01&rft.volume=22&rft.issue=3&rft.part=&rft.quarter=&rft.ssn=&rft.spage=1114&rft.epage=&rft.pages=&rft.artnum=&rft.issn=0305-0718&rft.eissn=&rft.isbn=&rft.sici=&rft.coden=&rft_id=info:doi/&rft.object_id=&rft.eisbn=&rft.edition=&rft.pub=Commonwealth%20Secretariat.&rft.place=London&rft.series=&rft.stitle=&rft.bici=&rft_id=info:bibcode/&rft_id=info:hdl/&rft_id=info:lccn/&rft_id=info:oclcnum/&rft_id=info:pmid/&rft_id=info:eric/((addata/eric%7D%7D&rft_dat=%3Cproquest%3E1791678607%3C/proquest%3E%3Curl%3Ehttps://search.proquest.com/docview/1791678607/%3C/url%3E,language=eng,view=DUNEDIN&svc_dat=viewit&rft_pqid=1791678607&rft_galeid=&rft_cupid=&rft_eruid=&rft_nurid=&rft_ingid=

    OpenURL Service Details

    The OpenURL Service Details table is a dimension table that stores the details of the OpenURL service. You can use the fields of this dimension to determine how many times a service was clicked and other information.
    Data in this section starts from the implementation of the feature in August 2022.
    OpenURL Service Details
    Field Description Additional Information
    Electronic Collection ID The electronic collection ID  
    Electronic Collection Name The electronic collection name  
    Has Service Indicates (Yes\No) if the request has services  
    Interface Name The interface name  
    Is Clicked Service Indicates (Yes\No) if the service was clicked  
    Is Digital Service Indicates (Yes\No) if the service is a digital service   
    Is Electronic Service Indicates (Yes\No) if the service is an electronic service  
    Is Network Service Indicates (Yes\No) if the service is from the Network Zone  
    Portfolio ID The portfolio ID  
    Service Type The service type  

    Request Date

    The Request Date table is a dimension table that stores the details about the date of the request. The primary key of the table is DATE_KEY.
    Request Date
    Field Description Additional Information
    Request Date The date of the request.  
    Request Start of Week The date of the first business day of the week  
    Request Week Number The number of the week of the year  
    Request Month Key The month key of the request (for example: 1, 2, 3). This field is recommended if you want to sort by month.
    Request Month The month of the request. For example: January, February).
    Request Full Month The month and the year of the request. For example: January 2014.
    Request Quarter The quarter of the request. For example: Q1, Q2.
    Request Year The year of the request. For example: 2014.
    Request Fiscal Month Key The fiscal month key of the request (for example: 1, 2, 3). This field is recommended if you want to sort by the fiscal month.
    Request Fiscal Year The fiscal year of the request.  
    Request Date Filter Used to filter report results by date.  
    Request Year-Month The year and the month in a format such as 2023-1  
    Request Date Stores the Hierarchy column that allows the user to drill down from the year to the month to the specific request date. Using this column, a user may view the accumulative measures in each level of the hierarchy.

    Bibliographic Details

    The Bibliographic Details table is a dimension table that stores the bibliographic details of the physical item. The primary key of the table is MMS_ID.
    The field descriptions can be found in the Bibliographic Details shared dimension.

    Ex Libris works with content providers worldwide to enrich the metadata available in the Alma Community Zone. To enrich the journal/serial content in the CZ, we work directly with the Library of Congress CONSER feed for electronic serials, which we match against our knowledge base to enrich with all of the relevant metadata fields that they supply (for more details, see Community Zone Serial Records Enrichment) and enrich the CZ records with all relevant metadata, including the 050 fields (when available).

     

    In the case of book content, we work with multiple providers who are willing to share their metadata with the Alma community globally (for more details, see Community Zone Monograph Records Enrichment). If you have local access to these classifications, you may want to consider working with the local extension for these records whenever an update is not available. (For more details, see Working with Local Extension Fields for Community Zone-linked Records.)

    The Bibliographic Details table contains two kinds of fields, those derived from the MARC record and those that come from Alma. Although in analytics there is no distinction made between these fields, for explanatory purposes we have divided them into two tables below.

    Bibliographic Details
    Field Note

    Mapping from

    MARC21

    Mapping from UNIMARC

    Mapping from

    Dublin Core

    Record Type Record Size
    Author The term Author refers to the individual or group of individuals responsible for creating or producing the work being documented. The author is the primary contributor to the work, and their name is typically listed prominently in the bibliographic record to identify the originator of the content. Depending on the type of work and the citation style, the author's name may be followed by additional information such as their credentials, institutional affiliation, and the date of publication. 100,110,111 700,701,710,711 Currently empty, planned to come from dc:creator, dcterms:creators VARCHAR 4000
    Author (Contributor) The Author (Contributor) role refers to the specific role or function played by an individual or group in the creation or production of a work. This role is important for cataloging and documenting the contributions of different individuals or entities to a particular resource. The Author (Contributor) role is a way to categorize and describe the responsibilities of contributors beyond just being the primary author.

    711 a,c-e,i,j,n,q,u and its 880

    700 a-e,j,q,u and its 880

    710 a-e,i,n,u and its 880

    700 a-d,f,p

    701 a-d,f,p 

    710 a-h,p

    711 a-h,p

    720 a,f"

    721 a,f

    702 a-d,f,g 

    712 a-h,p

    722 a,f

    Currently empty, planned to come from dc:contributor, dcterms:contributor VARCHAR 4000
    Begin Publication Date The Begin Publication Date refers to the earliest date associated with the publication or release of a particular work. It is a critical piece of information that helps users understand when the work was first made available to the public. The publication date can be essential for citing the work correctly, tracking its historical context, and assessing its relevance to specific time periods. 008 pos. 07-10 100.Date1 Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    BIB 008 MARC The contents of the MARC 008 bibliographic field. The BIB 008 field in a MARC bibliographic record is a fixed-length data element used to provide additional information about the bibliographic record itself. It contains various control information that helps catalogers and library systems manage and process the record.  008   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 50
    BIB LDR MARC The BIB LDR refers to the Leader field (LDR) within the bibliographic record. The Leader is a fixed-length data element that provides control information about the bibliographic record itself. It is a critical component of MARC records, and each position within the Leader serves a specific purpose. The Leader field is typically 24 characters in length. The Leader field is used to convey fundamental information about the structure, organization, and characteristics of the bibliographic record. LDR   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 50
    Bibliographic Acquisition Accession Number Note The identification code assigned to materials acquired in a single and separate transfer of custody. 541 e   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Bibliographic ID A Bibliographic ID is a unique identifier assigned to a specific bibliographic entry or resource. It serves as a way to distinguish and locate a particular work within a library's catalog or database. The purpose of a bibliographic ID is to facilitate efficient retrieval and management of bibliographic records and to ensure that each record is distinct. 010 excluding numeric subfields 020 a dcterms:identifier dcterms:ISBN, dcterms:identifier dcterms:ISSN VARCHAR 255
    Bibliographic Level The Bibliographic Level is a classification that describes the scope and content of a bibliographic record. It helps users understand the nature of the resource being described in the record. The bibliographic level is often indicated using a one-letter code or abbreviation. Common bibliographic levels include: Monograph (m), Serial (s), Collection (c), Integration (i), Monographic Series (a), and so forth. Position 7 of the LDR field of the bibliographic record Position 7 of the LDR field of the bibliographic record Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Bibliographic Source of Acquisition Note The name of the people or organization that is the source of the material. 541 a   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Category of Material The Category of Material is a classification or designation that describes the format or physical nature of the material being cataloged. It helps users and catalogers understand the medium in which a resource is presented. Position 0 of the 007 field  200 b dc:type VARCHAR 255
    DC Description  DC Description refers to Dublin Core (DC) metadata elements used to describe resources in a standardized way, particularly in digital libraries and online cataloging systems.  Relevant only for Dublin Core  Relevant only for Dublin Core  dc:description
    dcterms:description
    dcterms:abstract
    VARCHAR 4000
    New for June!
    DC Format
    The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource. The information in this field is entered as free text. Relevant only for Dublin Core  Relevant only for Dublin Core  dc:format
    dcterms:format
    VARCHAR 256
    DC License DC License is a Dublin Core element used to specify the terms and conditions associated with the use of a resource. It provides information about the licensing or copyright status of a digital or physical resource, allowing users to understand how they can legally use, share, or redistribute the resource. The DC License element is particularly important in digital libraries, repositories, and online cataloging systems where access to digital content is provided.  Relevant only for Dublin Core Relevant only for Dublin Core Field does not yet exist.  It will be populated by  dcterms:license VARCHAR 4000
    DC Rights DC Rights refers to an element used to provide information about the intellectual property rights or copyright status of a resource. This element helps users understand the legal rights and permissions associated with the resource and whether there are any restrictions on its use. Relevant only for Dublin Core Relevant only for Dublin Core Field does not yet exist.  It will be populated by dc:rights and dcterms:rights VARCHAR 4000
    Edition Edition refers to a specific version or variation of a publication. The edition information provides details about changes, updates, or variations that have occurred since the original publication. Including the edition helps users and researchers identify the specific version of a book or other resource they are looking for. MARC 250 subfields a,b 205 a,b,f,g dcterms:isVersionOf VARCHAR 255
    Electronic location and access The location and access URl for the electronic resource. 856 all subfields     VARCHAR 4000
    End Publication Date The End Publication Date is the second date available in the 008 field, and it is used to indicate "Date 2." It is described as "A date specified by the code in 008/06 (Type of date/Publication status)." 008 pos. 11-14 100.Date2 Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Form of Item The Form of Item refers to a specific code or indicator that describes the physical format or medium of the resource being cataloged. This information helps library users understand the physical characteristics of the item and whether it is in a print or non-print format. MARC 008 pos. 29 (Maps and Visual Material) or 23 (other material configurations)   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 1
    General Note A General Note is a field used to provide additional information or commentary about the resource being described. General notes can include various types of information that may not fit into specific structured fields within the bibliographic record. These notes are often used to convey contextual details, historical significance, or other relevant information about the resource. 500 a, 5     VARCHAR 4000
    Government Publication A Government Publication is a term used to identify materials that are published or produced by government entities at various levels of government, including federal, state, local, and international governments.

    For more information regarding the values of MARC 008 Pos. 28, see here.

    MARC 008 pos. 28

    According to MARC21 Format for Bibliographic Data, MARC 008 pos. 28 is Government Publication for the following material types: Books, Computer Files, Continuing Resources, Maps, and Visual Materials.

    For Music MARC 008 pos. 28 is Accompanying matter.  For Mixed material MARC 008 pos. 28 is Undefined.

    Consequently, when using this field, you may want to filter out records with Material Type = Music and Material Type = Mixed material.

      Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 1
    ISBN ISBN is a unique identifier for books, and it is used to facilitate the identification and cataloging of books and related materials.
    Field in analytics includes also cancelled and invalid ISBNs.
    MARC 020 a,z MARC 776 z 010 a dcterms:identifier dcterms:ISBN VARCHAR 255
    ISBN Valid A unique identifier for books and related materials. To be considered valid, an ISBN must adhere to the established ISBN standards and conventions.
    Field in analytics does not include cancelled and invalid ISBNs.
    MARC 020 a   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    ISSN An ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a unique identifier for serial publications, which include periodicals, journals, magazines, and other recurring publications.
    Field in analytics includes also cancelled and invalid ISSNs.
    022 l,a 776 x (for non-physical records) 011 a f dcterms:identifier dcterms:ISSN VARCHAR 255
    ISSN Valid A unique identifier for serial publications. To be considered valid for bibliographic records, an ISSN must adhere to the established standards and conventions for ISSN formatting and structure.
    Field in analytics does not include cancelled and invalid ISBNs.
    MARC 022 a   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Language Code Language codes are used to indicate the language(s) in which a particular resource is written or presented. Language codes are typically standardized to ensure consistency in cataloging and bibliographic records. 008 pos. 35-37 101 a Currently comes from dc:language.  Planned to come from dc:language and dcterms:language VARCHAR 255
    Language Of Cataloging The Language of Cataloging refers to the language in which the cataloging or metadata for a particular resource is created. 040 b 100 a,22-24 Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    Local Note A Local Note is a type of note that provides specific information or instructions related to a library's unique policies, holdings, or services. Local notes are typically used to convey information that is specific to the individual library or cataloging institution and may not be relevant to libraries elsewhere. 590 a, 5     VARCHAR 4000
    Material Type See the table, Fields that Identify the Bibliographic Material Type, in the Material Types in Search Results section for a description of material type. MARC control LDR Material Type   Planned to be empty.  Currently comes from dc:type VARCHAR 4000
    Material Type Code Code of the material type described above (in Material Type). MARC control LDR Material Type   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    National Agricultural Library Call Number The call number used by the American National Agricultural Library. 070 a   Not relevant for Dublin Core    
    Network Number A Network Number typically refers to a unique identifier assigned to a bibliographic record within a library network or consortium. 035 a z 053 a z dc:identifier , dcterms:identifier VARCHAR 4000
    OCLC Control Number (019) The OCLC Control Number (019 field) is used by OCLC to record and index OCLC control numbers of records that have been deleted or will be processed as duplicate records.

    For more information on the OCLC Control Number 019 and its subfields, see here.

    Leading zeros are not displayed.

    019 a

    When the subfield begins with one of the following prefixes:  

    • (OCLC)
    • (OCoLC)
    • ocm
    • ocn
    • on 
      Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    OCLC Control Number (035a) Subfield "a" in the 035 field is used to record the main OCLC Control Numbers.

    For more information on the OCLC Control Number 035 and its subfields, see here.

    Leading zeros are not displayed.

    035 a

    When the subfield begins with one of the following prefixes:  

    • (OCLC)
    • (OCoLC)
    • ocm
    • ocn
    • on
    035 a Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    OCLC Control Number (035a+z) The OCLC Control Number can include both the main OCLC Control Number in subfield "a" and any related or canceled OCLC Control Numbers in subfield "z." This practice is useful for indicating changes or updates to cataloging records and for maintaining a historical record of previous control numbers associated with the same resource.

    For more information on the OCLC Control Number 035 and its subfields, see here.

    Leading zeros are not displayed.

    035a+z

    When the subfield begins with one of the following prefixes:  

    • (OCLC)
    • (OCoLC)
    • ocm
    • ocn
    • on
    035a+z Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    OCLC Control Number (035z) Subfield "z" in the 035 field is used to record related or canceled OCLC Control Numbers, providing a historical record of control numbers associated with a specific resource.

    For more information on the OCLC Control Number 035 and its subfields, see here.

    Leading zeros are not displayed.

    035 z

    When the subfield begins with one of the following prefixes:  

    • (OCLC)
    • (OCoLC)
    • ocm
    • ocn
    • on
    035 z Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    Open Access Open Access (OA) refers to a publishing model that provides unrestricted and free access to scholarly and research publications on the Internet. It signifies that the full text or content of the publication is freely available to anyone, without requiring payment or subscription. Values are Yes and No. Based on 506 f 506 2   Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4
    Original Cataloging Agency The MARC code or the name of the organization that created the original record. 040 a 081 b Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Place Code The Place Code is a code that represents the place of publication for a printed or published resource. 008 pos. 15-17 102$$a Currently empty, planned to come from dcterms:spatial VARCHAR 50
    Place of Publication - City The city where a printed or published resource was published or produced.

    Derived from the place code in 008 pos. 15-17.

    If the value of this field in the bibliographic record does not exist in the official list of place codes, the value for this field in Alma Analytics will be "No place, unknown, or undetermined".
    Not relevant for UNIMARC Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 200
    Place of Publication - Country The country where a printed or published resource was published or produced.

    Derived from the place code in 008 pos. 15-17.

    For a list of country codes, see:

    MARC Code List for Countries

    If the value of this field in the bibliographic record does not exist in the official list of place codes, the value for this field in Alma Analytics will be "No place, unknown, or undetermined".

    Derived from the place code 102$$a.

    For a list of country codes, see:

    List of ISO 3166 Country Codes

    If the value of this field in the bibliographic record does not exist in the official list of place codes, the value for this field in Alma Analytics will be "No place, unknown, or undetermined". If there are multiple place codes in this field, only the first value is displayed.
    Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 200
    Place of Publication - State The state where a printed or published resource was published or produced.

    Derived from the place code in 008 pos. 15-17.

    If the value of this field in the bibliographic record does not exist in the official list of place codes, the value for this field in Alma Analytics will be "No place, unknown, or undetermined".
    Not relevant for UNIMARC Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 200
    Publication Date The Publication Date refers to the date when a printed or published resource was officially issued, published, or made publicly available.
    The publication date is determined as follows:
    • the bibliographic details publication date comes from 264 subfield c
    • if there is no 264 subfield c, then the publication date comes from 260 subfield c
    • if there is no 264 subfield c and also no 260 subfield c, then the publication date comes from 008 pos. 7-10
    The publication date is determined as follows:
    • the bibliographic details publication date comes from 210 subfield d
    • If there is no 210 subfield d, then the publication date comes from field 214 subfield d.
    • if both fields do not exist, then the publication date comes from field 100 subfield a pos. 9-12 
    dc:date VARCHAR 255
    Publication Place The Publication Place refers to the city or location where a printed or published resource was officially published, issued, or produced. MARC 260 a. When 260a is empty, it is taken from MARC 264a 210 a 214 a Not relevant for Dublin Core (use Place Code) VARCHAR 255
    Publisher The Publisher refers to the entity or organization responsible for producing, printing, and distributing a printed or published resource.

    260 b

    264 b

    210 c

    214 c

    dcterms:publisher, dc:publisher VARCHAR 255
    Resource Type Constructed based on existing bibliographic fields such as the LDR and 008. For more information, see The Resource Type Field.       VARCHAR 4000
    Series A Series refers to a related group of publications or resources that share common characteristics, themes, or subjects and are published under a common title or series name. 800 t,v

    810 t,v

    811 t,v

    830 a,n,p,v

    410 a,h,i,o,t,x Currently empty.  Planned to come from dcterms:isPartOf VARCHAR 4000
    Series Statement A Series Statement refers to the title or name of a series to which a printed or published resource belongs. 490 a,v x     VARCHAR 4000
    Subjects Subjects refer to the specific topics, themes, or subjects covered by a printed or published resource. 6XX excluding 69X, 630, 689 600 a,b 602 603-8 610 616 617 dc:subject dcterms:LCSH,MESH,DDC,UDC,LCC VARCHAR 4000
    Subjects (Names) Subjects (Names) refers to the specific individuals, organizations, or entities associated with a printed or published resource. 600 a,b,c,d,e,l,t.u

    610 a,b,c,d,e,l,n,t,u

    611 a,b,c,d,e,j,l,n,q,t,u

        VARCHAR 4000
    Title The Title refers to the name or title of a printed or published resource. The title is one of the most critical elements of bibliographic cataloging because it helps users identify and distinguish one resource from another.

    245 a,b

    249 a,b,c,v

    200 a,c,d,e,h,i dc:title VARCHAR 4000
    Title (Complete) The information from MARC field 245, subfields $a, $n, $p, $h, $b, $c, $f, $g, $k, $s. 245 a,n,p,h,b,c,f,g,k,s 200 a-i Currently empty, planned to come from dc:alternative VARCHAR 4000
    Title (Filing) The title with common words such as "The" and "An" removed to help with sorting the title alphabetically.
    Any text between double arrows (<<>>) is removed.
    For a video describing the use of this field, see Sort Analytics Reports by Filing Title - Ignoring "The", "A", and "An".

    240 a,c,p

    245 a,c,p

    200 a,e

    500

    Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    Title (Normalized) The normalized Title. This field is useful when you want to compare titles that may have been catalogued differently. This field is built in the following manner:
    Alma does the following to the 245 field (except subfields c,h,6 and 8) in the following order:
    1. Removes non filing text.
    2. Removes <<>> and anything between them.
    3. Removes these characters: []|,.;:"
    4. Changes these characters to a space: !@#$%^&*()_+-={}\<>?/~'
    5. Changes characters to lowercase.
    6. Packs spaces (replace all sequences of more than one space with a single space).

    245 a,b,n,p

    249 a,b,c,v

    200 a,c,d,e,h,i dc:title   4000
    Title Author Combined and Normalized 100 characters of the normalized title and the first four letters of the author in lowercase letters, with spaces removed. See Author and Title Fields See Author and Title Fields See Author and Title Fields VARCHAR 110
    Title Committed to Retain Title Committed to Retain refers to a commitment made by a library to retain and preserve a specific resource. This commitment is important for ensuring the long-term availability and accessibility of important scholarly or historical materials.

    Indicates (Yes/No) if the bibliographic record is marked as Committed to Retain.

    Configurable from Configuration > Resources > Collection Retention > Bibliographic Collection Retention Definition. For more information, see Bibliographic Record Retention.     VARCHAR 4
    Type of date The Type of Date refers to the nature or purpose of a date included in the record. It specifies what the date represents or signifies within the bibliographic context. The type of date can provide important information to users and catalogers about the significance of the date included in the record. 008 pos. 6

    For more information on the options available for Type of date in 008 pos. 6, see here.

    100 pos 8 Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 255
    Uniform Resource Identifier A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters used to identify a resource on the internet or within a particular system. URIs are often used to provide direct links or references to online resources related to the bibliographic entry, such as a digital version of a book, an electronic journal article, or additional related materials. 856 u 856 u dc:identifier (dcterms:URI) ,dcterms:identifier (dcterms:URI) VARCHAR 4000
    Uniform Resource Identifier Field Exists Indicates whether a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Exists for the bibliographic record. Values are 0 or 1, where "0" means No and "1" means Yes.

    Indicates if 856 subfield u contains data.

          INT  
    Uniform Title A Uniform Title is a standardized title used to represent a specific work, especially when that work has been published under multiple titles or in various editions, languages, or formats. 240 130 500 Not relevant for Dublin Core VARCHAR 4000
    The following table describes other fields in the shared dimension (taken from Alma and not MARC):
    Administrative Bibliographic Details
    Field Description Data Type Data Size
    Active Course Code Active Course Code is the code of the course in the Alma course reserves. For more information see here. VARCHAR 4000
    Active Course Name Active Course Name is the name of the course in the Alma course reserves. For more information see here. VARCHAR 4000
    Bibliographic Lifecycle The Lifecycle of the bibliographic record. Possible values are Deleted and In Repository. This allows you to filter reports and to remove Deleted records. VARCHAR 50
    Bibliographic Rank Alma assesses the comprehensiveness and depth of MARC 21 bibliographic entries, considering various elements such as identifiers, names, subjects, informative LDR and 008 fields, publication details, among others. This evaluation is reflected in the Bibliographic Rank, designed as a useful aid for libraries in pinpointing records requiring further scrutiny. For more information, see here. INT  
    Brief Level Brief Level refers to the level of detail provided in a bibliographic description. It indicates how much information is included in the bibliographic record, with brief descriptions containing less detailed information compared to full or comprehensive descriptions. In Alma, ten levels of brief records can be defined from 01 through 10, where 01 represents the most brief record and 10 represents a full record. For more information see here. VARCHAR 2
    Chinese Classification The Chinese Classification of the bibliographic record. For more information, see here. VARCHAR 50
    Collection ID The ID of the collection or collections the bibliographic record is associated with as defined at Resources > Manage Inventory > Manage Collections.

    Relevant only for bibliographic records that are part of a collection.

     

    One MMS_ID can be attributed to multiple titles collections, therefore a delimited list of collections are defined for the MMS.

    VARCHAR 4000
    Collection Name The Name of the collection or collections the bibliographic record is associated with as defined at Resources > Manage Inventory > Manage Collections.

    Relevant only for bibliographic records that are part of a collection.

    VARCHAR 4000
    Creation Date The timestamp of the bibliographic record creation date.  DATETIME  
    Creation Date (Calendar) The creation date without a timestamp. This date format is useful when filtering the report by date. DATE  
    Creator The name of the user that created the record VARCHAR 255
    Dewey Classification The Dewey classification of the record. VARCHAR 255
    Dewey Classification Top Line

    The first 3 digits of the Dewey Classification

    VARCHAR 15
    Has Local Extensions Indicates if the Community Zone-linked record has local extensions (Y/N). VARCHAR 3
    ISBN (Normalized)
    An ISBN that has been formatted or standardized according to established rules or conventions. VARCHAR 255
    ISSN (Normalized) An ISSN that has been formatted or standardized according to established rules or conventions.  VARCHAR 255
    LC Classification Top Line The combined LC code and classification numbers until the first period which is followed by a letter. If there are no periods then the entire string is taken until there is a space. The length is limited to 50 characters.
    For example:
    • if the LC Classification is | a HB3821.I8 |b R3 then the LC Classification Top Line will be HB3821
    • if the LC Classification is | a DF506.5 |b .G27 then the LC Classification Top Line will be DF506.5
    • if the LC Classification is | a N 7353 |b .K513 1965 then the LC Classification Top Line will be N
    • if the LC Classification is | a NOT YET ORDERED then the LC Classification Top Line will be NOT
    The LC Classification Top Line will contain one value. For MARC21, if the bibliographic record has:
    • both 090 and 050 then the LC Classification Top Line will come from 090
    • 050 and not 090 then the LC Classification Top Line will come from 050
    • 090 and not 050 then the LC Classification Top Line will come from 090
    Recent data may not be available if it has not yet been received from CONSER.
    VARCHAR 50
    Link ID The link ID, if the record is linked to the Community Zone or Network Zone. For more information concerning this field and the next two, see Understanding the fields Link ID Linked to CZ and Linked to NZ in the Bibliographic Details folder. VARCHAR 50
    Linked to CZ Indicates if the record is linked to the Community Zone. VARCHAR 3
    Linked to NZ Indicates if the record is linked to the Network Zone. VARCHAR 3
    Local Param 1-30

    These fields of information are from MARC fields in Alma, which were configured specifically for your institution.

    In order to make use of these fields, you must contact Ex Libris Support and supply them with a three-digit MARC field code. 
    The data in the local parameters is limited to 3900 characters.

    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.

    VARCHAR 4000
    Managed by Provider

    Indicates if the electronic resource is managed by the provider. Possible values are Yes or No.

    Relevant only for electronic resources.

    VARCHAR 3
    MMS ID The MMS ID of the inventory item (physical, electronic, or digital). VARCHAR 255
    Modification Date The latest (most recent) timestamp of the bibliographic record modification date. DATETIME  
    Modification Date (Calendar) The latest (most recent) modification date without a timestamp. This date format is useful when filtering the report by date. DATE  
    Modified By The name of the user that modified the record. VARCHAR 255
    Network ID This field is used by institutions implementing a Network Zone. It is the same as the MMS ID of the bibliographic record in the Network Zone and can be used to create reports that show the MMS ID in the member institution (using the existing MMS ID), as well as the corresponding MMS ID in the Network Zone. VARCHAR 50
    Originating System The system where the bibliographic record originated.
    If Unknown is displayed in this field, see the following document: How to set up Alma so that the “Originating System” in Analytics will be properly populated.
    VARCHAR 4000
    Originating System ID The ID of the record in the originating system where the bibliographic record originated. VARCHAR 255
    Originating System Version The Originating System Version is the metadata record field that enables uploading records in the correct sequence by preventing the update of an existing record with an older version of the same record. This prevents older bibliographic records from overlaying or merging with newer records. The Originating System Version field is created from the record’s 005 control field the first time the record is imported. For information regarding normalizing the Originating System Version field, see the Update originating system information process and the procedure To configure normalization for managing the Originating System and Originating System Version information. VARCHAR 16
    Peer Reviewed Indicates if the article was peer reviewed. VARCHAR 4
    Provider Name The name of the provider who manages the bibliographic record that is included in the CZ (Community Zone). Relevant only for electronic titles that are linked to the CZ and when an external provider manages the CZ record.  VARCHAR 255
    Record Format The format of the bibliographic record. Examples:
    • MARC 21
    • DC
    • KORMARC
    • CNMARC
    • UNIMARC
    • LC BF INSTANCE
    VARCHAR 4000
    Suppressed from Discovery Indicates whether the record is suppressed from external discovery systems. VARCHAR 3

    LC Classifications

    Using this dimension, the user may drill down from Group1 to Group4. In each level, the user may see measures accumulated to the relevant group and see the number of items grouped by classification.
    The field descriptions can be found in the LC Classifications shared dimension.

    The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is displayed in Analytics in the LC Classification shared dimension, available in several subject areas. LC classification information is derived from the bibliographic record in most subject areas, except for the Physical Items subject area, where it can be derived from either the holdings record or the bibliographic record.

    From the Bibliographic Record:

    There are five levels of the LC Classification stored in Alma Analytics. Each level is referred to by a numbered group (Group1, Group2, Group3, Group4 and Group5).
    Using the hierarchy option in this dimension, the user can drill down from Group1 to Group4. In each level, the user can see measures accumulated to the relevant group.

    For example:

    • SF1-1100 Animal culture
      • SF87 Acclimatization
      • ….
      • SF191-275 Cattle
        • SF250.5-275 Dairy processing. Dairy products
        • SF221-250 Dairying

    This is presented in Alma Analytics as follows:

    LC Classifications

    LC Classifications

    If there is more than one classification code, the last one appears.

    Ex Libris works with content providers worldwide to enrich the metadata available in the Alma Community Zone. To enrich the journal/serial content in the CZ, we work directly with the Library of Congress CONSER feed for electronic serials, which we match against our knowledge base to enrich with all of the relevant metadata fields that they supply (for more details, see Community Zone Serial Records Enrichment). We receive weekly updates from CONSER and enrich the CZ records with all relevant metadata, including the 050 fields (when available).

     

    In the case of book content, we work with multiple providers who are willing to share their metadata with the Alma community globally (for more details, see Community Zone Monograph Records Enrichment). If you have local access to these classifications, you may want to consider working with the local extension for these records whenever an update is not available. (For more details, see Working with Local Extension Fields for Community Zone-linked Records)

    LC Classifications
    Field Description Data Type Data Size
    Start Range Start Range refers to the beginning point of a designated range within a classification system. The Start Range indicates the initial classification number or identifier within a specified range that encompasses a set of related subjects, topics, or materials.

    For example, in PS501-689 (Collections of American literature), the start range is PS501.

    VARCHAR 50
    End Range End Range refers to the concluding point of a designated range within a classification system. The End Range specifies the final classification number or identifier within a defined range that encompasses a set of related subjects, topics, or materials.

    For example, in PS501-689 (Collections of American literature), the end range is PS689.

    VARCHAR 50
    Classification Code Classification Code refers to a unique alphanumeric identifier assigned to a specific subject or topic category within the library's classification system. The Classification Code is composed of letters and numbers that represent various facets of a work, such as its subject, genre, or format.

    For example, in the LC classification "PN1997.2.D56," the "PN" portion represents the general subject area (Performing Arts), and the "1997.2.D56" further refines the classification to a specific work or aspect within that category.

    VARCHAR 50
    Start Range Number The numbers that come after the letter(s) in the start range. DOUBLE  
    End Range Number The numbers that come after the letter(s) in the end range. DOUBLE  
    Group1 Group1 is the name given for the first level of the LC Classification and is the primary division used to organize and group related topics, subjects, or materials. VARCHAR 500
    Group2 Group2 is the name given for the second level of classification. VARCHAR 500
    Group3 Group3 is the name given for the third level of classification. VARCHAR 500
    Group4 Group4 is the name given for the fourth level of classification. VARCHAR 500
    Group5 Group5 is the name given for the fifth level of classification. VARCHAR 500
    Classifications The Hierarchy column that enables the user to drill down from the first level of the classification to the fourth level. Using this column provides the user with the option to view the accumulative measures. Note that the fifth level is not included in this field. Hierarchy  

    Dewey Classifications

    Books can be classified with Dewey Classifications.
    In Dewey Classifications, topics are ordered in a hierarchy that is indicated by a three digit number. The highest level of the hierarchy is indicated by a number with one significant digit followed by two zeros, such as 600. The second level in the hierarchy is indicated by a number with two significant digits followed by one zero, such as 630. The third level in the hierarchy is indicated by a number with three significant digits such as 636.
    The field descriptions can be found in the Dewey Classifications shared dimension.

    The Dewey Classification is displayed in Analytics in the Dewey Classifications shared dimension, available in several subject areas. Dewey classification information is derived from  the bibliographic record in most subject areas, except for the Physical Items subject area, where it can be derived from either the holdings record or the bibliographic record.

    From the Bibliographic Record:

    There are three levels of the Dewey Classification stored in Alma Analytics. Each level is referred to by a numbered group (Group1, Group2, and Group3).
    The group fields display the names as follows:

    Dewey Classifications Groups

    Dewey Classifications Groups

    Using the hierarchy option in this dimension, the user can drill down from Group1 to Group3. In each level, the user can see measures accumulated to the relevant group.

    For example:

    • 000 Computer science, information & general works

      o    010 Bibliography

      o    000 Computer science, information & systems

      • 005 Computer programming, programs & data

      • 000 Computer science

      • 004 Data processing & computer sciences

    This is presented in Alma Analytics as follows:

    Dewey Classifications

    Dewey Classifications

    If there is more than one classification code, the last one appears.

    Dewey Classifications
    Field Description Data Type Size
    Dewey Number

    The Dewey Number is a unique classification code assigned to a specific subject or topic category. 

    The first 3 digits of the Dewey Classification.
    VARCHAR 15
    Group1 The name (label) of the first Dewey classification level. VARCHAR 500
    Group2 The name (label) of the second Dewey classification level. VARCHAR 500
    Group3 The name (label) of the third Dewey classification level. VARCHAR 500
    Dewey Classifications The hierarchy column that allows the user to drill down from the first level of the Dewey Classification to the third level.    

    Other Classifications

    The Other Classifications table is a dimension table that contains fields for classification systems other than LC and Dewey. Like LC and Dewey classifications, you can drill down to different levels, or groups. At each level, the measures associated with the selected group are displayed.
    Other Classifications
    Field Description Additional Information Mapping from MARC 21 Data Type Data Size
    Chinese Classifications      
    Classification Code The Chinese classification code. If the code is not found or in an incorrect format Unknown is displayed. The 090 $a and 093 $a fields in the MARC record. (For CNMARC, the 690 $a field.) VARCHAR 50
    Group 1-7 (Chinese) The name of the levels of classification in Chinese.   The group name in Chinese as defined by the National Library of China. VARCHAR 500
    Group 1-7 (English) The names of the levels of classification in English.   The group name in English as defined by the National Library of China. VARCHAR 500
    Chinese Classifications (Taiwan)      
    Classification Code The Chinese (Taiwan) classification code. If the code is not found or in an incorrect format Unknown is displayed. When the OTHER_CLASS_SCHEME value in the MARC 084 $2 field is ncsclt the classification code value is taken from the MARC 084 $a field. VARCHAR 10
    Group 1-3 (Chinese-Taiwan) The name of the levels of classification in Chinese-Taiwan.   The group name in Chinese as defined by the National Central Library of Taiwan. VARCHAR 250
    Group 1-3 (English) The names of the levels of classification in English.   The group name in English as defined by the National Central Library of Taiwan. VARCHAR 250
    NLM Classifications      
    NLM Classification Code The letters at the beginning of the NLM classification code entered in the MARC field.
    • If the code is not found or in an incorrect format, Unknown is displayed.
    • If there are multiple codes, only the first is displayed.
    Taken from the 060 $a field or, if empty, from the 096 $a field of the MARC record. VARCHAR 250
    NLM Classification Number The numbers that come after the letters of the NLM classification code.   Taken from the 060 $a field or, if empty, from the 096 $a field of the MARC record. VARCHAR 50
    NLM Group 1-5 The names of the levels of classification. The group name as defined by NLM.   VARCHAR 4000
    NLM Geographic Classifications
    NLM Geographic Code The code of the geographic location, used for various purposes by NLM.   Taken from the 060 $a field . VARCHAR 50
    NLM Geographic Name The name of the geographic location, used for various purposes by NLM.   The Geographic Name from NLM that corresponds to the Geographic Code. VARCHAR 255
    U.S. SuDoc Classifications      
    U.S. SuDoc Classification Code The letters at the beginning of the classification code entered in the MARC field.
    • If the code is not found or in an incorrect format, Unknown is displayed.
    • If there are multiple codes, only the first is displayed.
    When the first indicator is 0, this is taken from the 086 $a field in the MARC record. VARCHAR 250
    U.S. SuDoc Classification Number The characters (usually numbers) that come after the letters in the SuDoc Classification code entered in the MARC field.   When the first indicator is 0, this is taken from the 086 $a field in the MARC record. VARCHAR 50
    U.S. SuDoc Agency The name of the top level (parent) U.S. government agency. Unlike other classification systems, the SuDoc system groups publications together by the publishing agency, that is, a U.S. government agency. The agency name that matches the classification code, as defined by SuDoc. VARCHAR 4000
    U.S. SuDoc SubAgency The name of subordinate bureau or division of the parent U.S. agency. A subagency is displayed if a publication is published by a subordinate bureau or division within a parent agency.

    If the top level agency is the publishing agency, then that agency is also listed as the subagency.

    The subagency name that matches the classification number, as defined by SuDoc. VARCHAR 4000
    U.S. SuDoc Title Title designates either a specific publication title or category of the publication.   The title that matches the classification number, as defined by SuDoc. VARCHAR 4000

    Institution

    The shared Institution dimension allows the Network Zone to view reports according to institution. If an analytics report is run from the Network Zone in a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone, all member institutions are included in the report for Institution Code and Institution Name. If an analytics report is run from an institution that is not part of a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone, only the single institution from which the report is run is included in the report for Institution Code and Institution Name.
    Reports involving data across a collaborative network implementing a Network Zone may take longer to run than reports within one institution.

    This dimension is available in every subject area. It contains the following fields:

    Institution
    Field Description Additional information Data Type Data Size
    Institution Code The code of the institution. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Summary tab.

    The label in Alma is Code located on the right pane.

    VARCHAR 50
    Institution Name The name of the institution. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Summary tab.

    The label in Alma is Organization unit name.

    VARCHAR 255
    Institution Address Line 1 The first line of the address of the institution. It usually includes the building number and the street name. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Contact Information tab. This is taken from the address configured as the Preferred address.

    The label in Alma is  Address Line 1.

    VARCHAR 1000
    Institution City The city of the institution. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Contact Information tab. This is taken from the address configured as the Preferred address.

    The label in Alma is City.

    VARCHAR 255
    Institution State Province The state or province of the institution. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Contact Information tab. This is taken from the address configured as the Preferred address.

    The label in Alma is State/Province.

    VARCHAR 320
    Institution Country The country of the institution. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Contact Information tab. This is taken from the address configured as the Preferred address.

    The label in Alma is Country.

    VARCHAR 320
    Institution Postal Code The postal code of the institution. Configured from: Configuration > General > Add a Library or Edit Library Information > Contact Information tab. This is taken from the address configured as the Preferred address.

    The label in Alma is Postal code.

    VARCHAR 200
    Institution Timezone The timezone of the institution. The timezone is set during implementation. VARCHAR 255
    Data Available As Of When the institution data became available in analytics. Displayed at the bottom of the main Analytics menu. VARCHAR 255
    Data Updated As Of When the institution data was taken from the Alma database. Displayed at the bottom of the main Analytics menu. VARCHAR 255

    Shared Dimensions with Other Subject Areas

    For information concerning shared dimensions with other subject areas, see Shared Dimensions.