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    Primo Discovery

    Analytics
    This area is relevant only to Primo VE environments.
    New for September!

    Using the Primo Discovery area, the Design Analytics user may create reports/dashboards for the Primo Discovery area and is able to answer the following types of business questions:

    • What is the total number of titles indexed in Primo VE?
    • How many of the indexed titles are local?
    • How many of the indexed titles are external?
    • How many of the indexed titles are physical, electronic, or digital?

    This data is collected once a month. The Data Available as of measure can be used to see when the data was last collected.

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    Star Diagram – Primo Discovery

    Field Descriptions

    The following fields are available in Primo Discovery.
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    Primo Discovery – Field Descriptions

    Measures

    The Measures table is a fact table that stores all measures relating to indexed titles.
    These measures do not include titles that are suppressed from discovery.
    Measures
    Field Description Additional Information

    Total Number of Titles Indexed in Primo VE

    The number of local and external titles indexed in Primo.

     

    Number of Local Titles Indexed in Primo VE

    The number of active local titles indexed in Primo.

     

    Number of Physical Titles Indexed in Primo VE

    The number of physical titles indexed in Primo, which includes the following:

    • titles with active physical items
    • titles with active physical items or holdings records
    • titles with active holdings records and no items
     

    Number of Electronic Titles Indexed in Primo VE

    The number of electronic titles indexed in Primo, which includes the following:

    • titles with active electronic portfolios
    • titles with active electronic collections
     

    Number of Digital Titles Indexed in Primo VE

    The number of digital titles indexed in Primo, which includes titles with active digital representations.

     

    Number of External Titles Indexed in Primo VE

    The number of external titles indexed in Primo.

     

    Dates

    The Dates table is a dimension table that stores details about the date of indexing. Key fields are used whenever calculations are required. Description fields may be used for formatting the display of the report. Alma stores the following types of fields:
    • Calendar Fields – These are date fields as they display in the calendar.
    • Fiscal Date Fields – These are date fields that match the institution's fiscal period. In the examples below, the fiscal period of the institution is for fiscal year 2012 that starts June 1, 2011 and ends May 31, 2012.
    Using this dimension, the user may drill down from year to month to the specific date on which a title was indexed. The number of indexed titles is accumulated to the relevant level in the hierarchy.
    Dates
    Field Description Additional Information
    Month Stores the month of the date in month description format such as February  
    Month Key Stores the month of the date in number format such as 2 for February This field is useful when you want to sort by the month, which does not work properly when using the alphabetical field.
    Full Month Stores the month and the year of the date in a display format such as Feb 12 This field is useful when comparing data on a month basis between years.
    Quarter Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1  
    Year Stores the year of the date in number format such as 2012  
    Fiscal Month Key Stores the fiscal month of the date in number format such as 2 for February This field is useful when you want to sort by the month, which does not work properly when using the alphabetical field.
    Fiscal Year Stores the fiscal year of the date in a string format such as 2012. If the fiscal year description is stored in the institution fiscal period configuration table. This value is taken from there.

    Institution

    The shared Institution dimension allows the Network Zone to view reports according to institution. It is available in every subject area. It contains the following fields:
    Institution
    Field Description Additional information
    Institution Code The code of the institution.  
    Institution Name The name of the institution.  
    Institution Timezone The timezone of the institution  
    Data Available As Of When the data became available to analytics  
    Data Updated As Of When the data was taken from Alma  
    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.