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    Usage Data

    Using the Usage Data area, the Design Analytics user may create reports/dashboards for the Usage Data area and is able to answer the following types of business questions:
    • Most frequently used journals
    • Annual journal usage trend.
    • Total and monthly number of successful requests per each journal
    • Database Usage - Annual Trend
    • Most Frequently Used Databases
    • Total number of searches and sessions per each database and the monthly/yearly search statistics
    Star Diagram – Usage Data

    Field Descriptions

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

    Usage Data Details

    The Usage Data Details table is a fact table that stores all measures relating to specific Title/platform/publisher/subscriber. The primary key is ID.
    The data contained in the Usage Data subject area originates from the COUNTER reports loaded by the Alma institution.
    Usage Data Details
    Field Description Additional Information
    Title Identifier Counter The number of unique title identifiers  
    Usage Measures Total The sum total of all of the other measures for the particular query.  
    BR1 - Book Success Title Requests (Total) Displays the total number of successful title requests by month and title for the Book Report 1 (BR1) material type.  
    BR1 – Book Success Title Requests (html) Displays the number of successful title requests in HTML format by month and title for the Book Report 1 (BR1) material type.  
    BR1 – Book Success Title Requests (pdf) Displays the number of successful title requests in PDF format by month and title for the Book Report 1 (BR1) material type.  
    BR2 - Book Success Section Requests (Total) Displays the total number of successful section requests by month and title for the Book Report 2 (BR2) material type.  
    BR2 – Book Success Title Requests (html) Displays the number of successful title requests in HTML format by month and title for the Book Report 2 (BR2) material type.  
    BR2 – Book Success Title Requests (pdf) Displays the number of successful title requests in PDF format by month and title for the Book Report 2 (BR2) material type.  
    BR3 – Title Access Denied (license limit exceeded) Displays the number of title requests denied because the license limit was exceeded for the Book Report 3 (BR3) material type. Includes Turnaway responses
    BR3 – Title Access Denied (item not licensed) Displays the number of title requests denied because the item was not licensed for the Book Report 3 (BR3) material type.  
    New for September!
    BR4 – Platform Access Denied (license limit exceeded)
    Displays the number of platform requests denied because the license limit was exceeded for the Book Report 4 (BR4) material type.  
    New for September! 
    BR4 – Platform Access Denied (item not licensed)
    Displays the number of platform requests denied because the item was not licensed for the Book Report 4 (BR4) material type.  
    New for September!
    BR5 - Total Searches
    The total number of searches  
    New for September!
    BR5 - Total Searches Federated
    The total number of federated searches  
    DB1 - DB Federated Searches The number of DB federated searches. Federated search is an information retrieval technology that allows the simultaneous search of multiple searchable resources. A user makes a single query request that is distributed to the search engines participating in the federation. The federated search then aggregates the results that are received from the search engines for presentation to the user.
    DB1 - DB Federated Sessions The number of DB Federated sessions  
    DB1 - DB Records Views A successful request for a database record that has originated from a set of search results, from browsing the database, or from a click on another database record.  
    DB1 - DB Result Clicks A click originating from a set of search results.  
    DB1 - DB Searches The number of successful database searches  
    DB1 - DB Sessions The number of DB sessions. DB session is the period of activity between a user logging in to database and logging out of a (multi-user) system.  
    JR1 - Journal Usage Counter The Number of successful full text article requests by Month and Journal report.  
    JR1a - Journal Usage Counter Archive Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests from an Archive by Month and Journal  
    JR1 GOA – Journal Usage Counter Gold Open Access (Total) Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal  
    JR1 GOA – Journal Usage Counter Gold Open Access (html) Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal in HTML format  
    JR1 GOA – Journal Usage Counter Gold Open Access (pdf) Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal in PDF format  
    PR1 - Platform Federated Searches The number of platform federated searches.  
    PR1 - Platform Regular Searches The number of platform regular searches.  
    PR1 - Platform Records Views Total Searches, Result Clicks, and Record Views by Month and Platform  
    PR1 - Platform Result Clicks The number of platform result clicks  
    New for September!
    MR1 - Multimedia Full Content Unit Requests
    Th enumber of multimedia full content unit requests  
    Load File ID Unique ID of the file loaded into Alma  
    Material Type Indicator Indicate if the usage is DB usage, Journal usage, Book Report 1 usage, or Book Report 2 usage  

    Usage Data Details - JR5

    The Usage Date table is a dimension table that stores details about usage data details for the JR5 counter.
    When creating reports for JR5, use the the date fields from the JR5 Usage From Date and the JR5 Usage To Date dimensions and not from the Usage Date dimension.
     
    Field Description Additional Information
    JR5 Usage From Date
    From Date The date from which usage is measured  
    From Month Key The month from which usage is measured in number format such as 2 for February  
    From Month The month from which usage is measured such as February  
    From Full Month The month from which usage is measured in a display format such as Feb 12  
    From Year-Month The year and month from which usage is measured  
    From Quarter The quarter from which usage is measured  
    From Year The year from which usage is measured  
    From Fiscal Month Key The fiscal month from which usage is measured in number format such as 2 for February  
    From Fiscal Year The fiscal year from which usage is measured  
    JR5 Usage To Date
    To Date The date to which usage is measured  
    To Month Key The month to which usage is measured in number format such as 2 for February  
    To Month The month to which usage is measured such as February  
    To Full Month The month to which usage is measured in a display format such as Feb 12  
    To Year-Month The year and month to which usage is measured  
    To Quarter The quarter to m which usage is measured  
    To Year The year to which usage is measured  
    To Fiscal Month Key The fiscal month to which usage is measured in number format such as 2 for February  
    To Fiscal Year The fiscal year to which usage is measured  
    JR5 - Journal Usage Counter Year of Publication The JR5 - Journal Usage Counter Year of Publication  
    Year of Publication The year of publication  

    Usage Date

    The Usage Date table is a dimension table that stores details about the usage date of transactions, such as month, year, and quarter.
    Periods
    Field Description Additional Information
    Usage Date Stores the usage date in the date format 2/29/2012  
    Usage Date Month Key Stores the month of the usage date in number format such as 2 for February  
    Usage Date Month Stores the month of the usage date in month description format such as February  
    Usage Date Full Month Stores the month and the year of the usage date in a display format such as Feb 12  
    Usage Date Quarter Stores the quarter of the usage date in a display format such as Q1  
    Usage Date Year Stores the year of the usage date in string format such as 2012  
    Usage Date Fiscal Month Key Stores the fiscal month of the usage date in number format such as 2 for February  
    Usage Date Fiscal Year Stores the fiscal year of the usage date in string format such as 2012.  
    Full Month Key (to be deprecated) 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.
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Quarter Key (to be deprecated) Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as 1
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Full Quarter Key (to be deprecated) Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as 1 and the year
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Full Quarter Desc (to be deprecated) Stores the quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1 and the year
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Year Key (to be deprecated) Stores the year of the date in number format such as 2012
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Fiscal Full Month Key (to be deprecated) Stores the fiscal month in a number format such as 9 for September and the year
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Fiscal Quarter Key (to be deprecated) Stores the fiscal quarter of the date in a display format such as 1
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Fiscal Quarter Desc (to be deprecated) Stores the fiscal quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Fiscal Full Quarter Key (to be deprecated) Stores the fiscal quarter of the date in a display format such as 1 and the year
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Fiscal Full Quarter Desc (to be deprecated) Stores the fiscal quarter of the date in a display format such as Q1 and the year
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Fiscal Year Key (to be deprecated) 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.
    This field will be deprecated and should not be used.
    Usage Date Filter (under construction)
    Used to filter the usage date.
    The functionality of this field may change in the future, so this field should not be used for saved reports.
     
    Usage Date Stores the Hierarchy column that allows the user to drill down. Using this column provides the user with the option to view the accumulative measures  

    Title Identifier

    The Title Identifier table is a dimension table that stores the details about the title identifier. The primary key of the table is TITLE_IDENTIFIER.
    Title Identifier
    Field Description Additional Information
    Title Identifier The unique identifier of the title  
    Origin Title The original title of the Journal/Database  
    Display Title The title in display format  
    Display Title 20 Chars Holds 20 characters from the title  
    Normalized Title The normalized title - small letters with underline between the words  
    Origin EISSN The Original EISSN (with dash)  
    Normalized EISSN The normalized EISSN without dash  
    Origin ISSN The original ISSN (with dash)  
    Normalized ISSN The normalized ISSN without dash  
    Origin ISBN The original ISBN (with dash)  
    Normalized ISBN The normalized ISBN without dash  

    Platform

    The Platform table is a dimension table that stores details about the platform (vendor interface). The primary key of the table is PLATFORM.
    Platform
    Field Description Additional Information
    Platform The vendor interface or content provider. An interface from an aggregator, host, publisher, or service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports.  
    Normalized Platform The normalized platform name  

    Publisher

    The Publisher table is a dimension table that stores details about the publisher. The primary key of the table is PUBLISHER.
    Publisher
    Field Description Additional Information
    Publisher An organization, whose function is to commission, creates, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form.  
    Normalized Publisher The normalized publisher name  

    Subscriber

    The Subscriber table is a dimension table that stores details about the subscriber. The primary key of the table is SUBSCRIBER_ID.
    Subscriber
    Field Description Additional Information
    Subscriber ID The unique ID of the subscriber  
    Subscriber The library or instance. An individual or organization that pays a vendor for access to a specified range of the vendors services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed to with the vendor.  
    Normalized Subscriber The normalized subscriber name  

    Institution

    The shared Institution dimension allows the network institution 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.  
    If an analytics report is run from a member institution 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.

    Shared Dimensions with Other Subject Areas

    None