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    Getting Started with Summon Analytics


    Summon Analytics enables you to run reports on library activities. You can use out-of-the-box reports that are provided by Ex Libris, or you can create your own reports. Groups of reports can be added to dashboards and customized. You can share reports and dashboards that you create with other Summon users in your institution or in other institutions. These reports help you to understand the activities that your library performs and to make informed decisions on how to run the library.

    Summon Analytics is built on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition This document describes unique aspects of this tool for Summon customers and basic analytics activities. For a thorough description of all the activities available in Summon Analytics, click the Help button to view the online help and Oracle documentation, or refer to the Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1):


    The following table describes various terms used for Summon Analytics and its user interface.
    Term Description
    Subject Area
    Data in Summon Analytics is organized into subject areas such as Action Usage and Popular Searches. These subject areas contain folders, measure columns, attribute columns, and hierarchical columns. For more information, see Subject Areas.
    Fact Table
    Consists of the measurements, metrics, or facts related to a type of usage or process and contains the core part of the subject area.
    Tables that contain descriptive attributes (or fields) that are typically textual fields or discrete numbers behaving like text. Dimension attributes such as Dates, Action Types, or Institutions give facts a context.
    A column of data in subject areas that holds a simple list of data values that can change or can be counted or aggregated in some way.
    A column in subject areas that holds a flat list of values that are also known as members.
    Hierarchical Attribute
    An attribute holds data values that are organized in a hierarchy. This kind of attribute is displayed using a treelike structure. Individual members are shown in an outline manner, with lower-level members rolling into higher-level members.
    The following diagram illustrates where the above elements exist in Summon Analytics:
    Summon Analytics Terminology

    Accessing Summon Analytics

    1. Open the Summon Administration Console.

    2. Click Usage at the top of the administration console and you will be presented with two tabs at the top of the page:

      • Current: Provides reports with data from 2017 to present.  The reports are built on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI).  

      • Historical: Provides older reports with data through 2016.  The reports are built on Urchin, a Google analytics platform that Google is no longer maintaining.

    3. Click Current to open the OBI for Summon.

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