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    Analytics - August 2016 Enhancements

    Enhancements to Usage Data Details

    Several enhancements were implemented to the Usage Data Details dimension of the Usage Data subject area.
    • The Usage Measures Total field displays the sum total of all of the other measures for the particular query. Previously, you needed to edit the formula and enter a mathematical calculation.
      For example, when determining the usage of databases, there is no need to manually add together the various database measures. Filter the Usage Measures Total field by Usage Data Details Material Type Indicator = DB to display all of the database measures combined.
      Usage Measures Total
      The following is an example report using these fields:
      Usage Measures Total Report
    • The names of the following fields were changed to be clearer:
      For existing reports, there is no need to edit the report and change the queries to the new name.
      New Name Old Name
      BR1 - Book Success Title Requests Book Success Title Requests
      BR2 - Book Success Section Requests Book Success Section Requests
      DB1 - DB Federated Searches DB Federated Searches
      DB1 - DB Federated Sessions DB Federated Sessions
      DB1 - DB Records Views DB Records Views
      DB1 - DB Result Clicks DB Result Clicks
      DB1 - DB Searches DB Searches
      DB1 - DB Sessions DB Sessions
      JR1 - Journal Usage Counter Journal Usage Counter
    • The following new measures were added as part of the infrastructure for the upcoming support of additional COUNTER reports.
      Currently, these fields do not have data and should not be used, because these report types are still not supported.
      • JR1a - Journal Usage Counter Archive
      • PR1 - Platform Federated Searches
      • PR1 - Platform Federated Sessions
      • PR1 - Platform Result Clicks
      • PR1 - Platform Records Views
    Fields to Support Additional Types of COUNTER Reports

    Available For Fields Added to E-Inventory Subject Area

    In an Alma Network Zone or multi-campus environment, it is possible to define inventory management groups (Available For settings) for each electronic collection or specific electronic portfolio. Each inventory management group includes one or more institutions. If an activated electronic collection or portfolio is associated with a group, the resource is available only for the institutions in the group. The institutions appear in the repository search results.
    The following Available For fields were added to the Portfolio dimension of the E-Inventory subject area:
    • Available For Group - The group codes available for the specific collection, service, or portfolio.
    • Available For Group Members - The members of the groups in the Available For Groups field.
    • Available For Resource Type - The resource type that is available to the member institution.
    Available For Fields
    The following is an example of a report using the Available For fields.
    Available For Fields Report

    Additional Analytics Enhancements

    • As part of the plans to increase the export size of CSV reports in Analytics, the Analytics OBIEE is being upgraded to version This was handled in Europe on July 10, North America on July 17, and Asia Pacific on July 24. Initially, the exported number of rows from Analytics to a CSV report will be increased to 250,000. At a later stage, this number will be increased to 500,000.
    • The Transaction Date dimension of the Fines and Fees subject area contains unnecessary fields. These were marked as to be deprecated.
    • The Fund Amount field located under Fund Information > Fund Measures in the Physical Items subject area was renamed Fund Expenditure. This change does not affect existing reports.
    • The Creator and Creation Date fields were added under the Block dimension of the Users subject area.
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