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Analytics and Insights

Overview

Alma Analytics transforms a broad range of library data into actionable reports and identifiable trends for data driven decision making.​

2024 H1 

Analytics Dictionary – Funds Expenditure Subject Area

What’s New Highlights Impact
Analytics Online Help documentation will be enriched as an ongoing project with the goal to clarify the relation between data in Alma and Analytics and providing more information on the analytics data fields.
  • The first subject area to be enriched in this way will be Funds Expenditure.
  • A column will be added to the fields table describing the location and label in Alma.
Clarity in understanding the data represented in Analytics will ease the use and creation of Analytics reports, dashboards, and visualizations.

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National Reporting – ACRL/IPEDS Out-of-the-Box Report: Integration with LibInsight

What’s New Highlights Impact
Support National Reporting by offering a powerful out-of-the-box ACRL/IPEDS report which will include the relevant data from LibInsight*.
*This feature will is relevant to LibInsight users only.
  • Integration of LibInsight dataset via API in Alma for easier reporting in one place.
  • An out-of-the-box report supporting national reporting including accumulated data from LibInsights (Springhsare).
  • Saving time by offering a ready-made out-of-the-box ACRL/IPEDS report template.
  • One place for the majority of operational library analytics.

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Collection Development: Books – Retention  Insight Dashboard (Institutional Level)

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard focusing on identifying last copies based on various criteria and support rentention decisions. This dashboard is one of several dashboards designed to support Collection Development.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.
  • Useful insights on the institution's physical inventory, their retention status, and more to support decisions regarding retention.
Enables institutions to identify items for retention taking into account various factors and enabling data driven decisions regarding the complex area of collection development.

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Collection Development: Books – Deselection  Insight Dashboard (Institutional Level)

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard focusing on identifying last copies based on various criteria and support deselection ("weeding"). This dashboard is one of several dashboards designed to support Collection Development.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.
  • Useful insights to help institutions identify potential physical inventory for weeding and space reclamation.  
Enables institutions to identify items for deselection taking into account various factors and enabling data driven decisions regarding the complex area of collection development.

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clipboard_e4c42bcbea8e2fa88440629798b728696.png More Granular Design Analytics Roles

What’s New Highlights Impact

In addition to the standard Analytics Designer role, additional designer roles will be added with limited scopes based on the main areas of Alma functionality.

  • Restricted design roles enabling limited subject areas based on the type of role selected.

  • Design role type can be configured by administration.

Enabling restricted Analytics design roles for enhancing privacy and data control.

2024 H2

Enhanced User Experience: Admin Global "Pin to Menu" 

What’s New Highlights Impact

Analytics Admins can globally pin an analytics object so it will appear on all selected roles and users menus.

  • Admin can chose to pin globally or have users add for themselves.

  • Once pinned, each user can unpin if they want.

Additional support capabilities added to Analytics admin for easy and flexible analytics object sharing.

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E-Resource Overview: Out-of-the-Box Insight Dashboard

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard  providing an overview of E-Resource activity.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.
  • Visualizes information such as availability and usage of electronic resources.

Providing e-resource librarians an overview of the resource activity in order to enable them to meet their KPIs and increase efficiency. 

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Enhanced User Experience: Sharing Objects with Roles – Role Selection Component

What’s New Highlights Impact

When roles are selected for analytics object, sharing a new component will allow a more orderly and categorized workflow.

  • Designated Component for role selection based on categories and an improved selection interface.

More information allowing more control and a clearer workflow for selecting roles.

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clipboard_e4c42bcbea8e2fa88440629798b728696.png Bibliographic Records – Additional 20 Fields as Local Parameters 

What’s New Highlights Impact

An addition of 20 additional bibliographic fields can be reported in Alma Analytics for a total of 30 fields .

  • Up to 30 fields can be added as local parameters under the Bibliographic Details shared dimension.

  • The labels can be displayed in Analytics via configuration for more clarity.

 

More customization and specific needs impact the data represented in Analytics for in-depth reporting.

2025 

Collection Development: Consortia Central Office Shared Print Insight Dashboard 

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard focusing on identifying single copies based on various criteria to support deselection ("weeding")  in the consortia level. This dashboard is one of several dashboards designed to support Collection Development.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.

  • Useful insights to help Consortia identify potential physical inventory for retention and space reclamation.  

Enables consortia an overview of the collections held by their members  for efficient collection management in the consortia level. 

 

Collection Development: Consortia Member Benchmark View Insight Dashboard

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard focusing on member intuitions in a consortia and their ability to benchmark their collections with their fellow members to support both retention, deselection, and collection gap analysis.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.

  • Benchmarking for collection gap analysis.

  • Single copies held by peer members.

Enables members in the consortia to take action based on data driven decisions in their collection management.

DARA Recommendations Supporting Collection Development

What’s New Highlights Impact
A more seamless connection between Analytics insight data and workflows in Alma. Actionable data will trigger recommendations and workflows in Alma to support collection development actions.
This feature will be done as part of the  "Collection Development" theme.
  • Recommendations in Alma in the form of a task list triggered by conditional data identified in Analytics.
  • Workflow suggestions in Alma triggered by conditional data identified in Analytics.
Enabling a more structured workflow for institutions and consortia to make data driven decisions in the complex area of collection development.

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Collection Development:  Books:  DEI Assessment Insight Dashboard

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard focusing on identifying DEI gaps  in the library  collections from various perspectives addressed by the community. 

This feature will be done as part of the  "Collection Development" theme.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.

  • Identifying DEI gaps for  more balanced and diverse collections.

Enables institutions make sure their collections are inclusive, diverse and balanced.

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Acquisition Overview – Out of the Box Insight Dashboard 

What’s New Highlights Impact

An out-of-the-box insight* dashboard offering institutions an overview and insights regarding their acquisitions activity.

*Insight Dashboards are built with Oracle Data Visualization. 

  • Out of the Box Data Visualization Project.

  • Insights on acquisition activity and its usage.

Enables institutions to review and make data driven decisions regarding their acquisitions.

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Enhanced User Experience: "Send Now" One Time Share Functionality

What’s New Highlights Impact
Analytics Admins can send an analytics object to their colleagues on a one-time basis.
  • An addition to the improved flexible scheduling feature, this feature allows one-time sharing rather than recurring sharing.
  • Internal users and external emails can be selected for one-time sending.
  • PDF/ Excel or deep link sharing depending on recipient and analytics type.
Easy, flexible, and intuitive options for sharing analytics with colleagues.

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