Re: Web management reports
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I don't have an answer to your question about opac search statistics but
Circ statistics for "All Activity" might answer some of your questions
about patron functions. Choose "All Activity", "User spec" dates, and
sort by terminal.
If you have assigned different "terminal numbers" to staff workstations
in different branches, patron workstations in different branches and
off-site access, you can get monthly or annual statistics for patron
self-renewals and holds.
In Web management reports, checkouts and renewals are added together, but
apart from self-checkouts (for which different terminal numbers can be
assigned) all "checkouts" by patrons are actually renewals. BTW, in the
good ol' telnet version of circ statistics, checkouts and renewals are
listed separately. I don't know why it was decided to combine checkout
and renewal statistics in Web management reports when it is so easy to
add two columns together if a library needs to report combined figures.
I think that holds placed by patrons appear under terminal 0 (zero)
regardless of where holds are placed. (We have automatic processing of
patron holds turned on.)
Hope this helps.
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Brown, Alan wrote:
> Is it me or does anyone else feel that the statistics generated from web
> management reports could be a lot better? Even compiling monthly circ
> stats has forced me to learn vba so that my spreadsheets can import and
> compare data for different branches. What I find really frustrating is
> the promise that some of the options provide.
> Patron searches - I should be able to find the number of opac searches
> per month/year (except the default is 10 days) I have seen some
> discussion about how to change this number (option 38 INNOPAC SYSTEM
> OPTIONS (OPAC options)), but has anyone come up with a reasonably
> straightforward method of extracting monthly/annual figures from this?
> I have recently been asked to provide information concerning the use of
> the web OPAC to renew books, and place holds. Great Web Management
> Reports has an option called "User Functions" where you can view this
> information .......... however again it is a report on the last 10 days
> activity. What is this 10 day fetish? Is there an option to change this?
> Option 38 would seem obvious - or even 39, but this does not appear to
> be the case.
> This has turned into a bit of a rant, sorry about this, I will write
> that enhancement request. In the mean time can anyone explain any method
> of getting monthly/annual User Functions and Patron Search figures? I am
> prepared to do some downloading and number crunching - but not every 10
> Any help would be appreciated
Mieko Yamaguchi m dot yamaguchi at bangor dot ac dot uk
Technical Services Manager/System Coordinator +44 (0)1248 382970
Main Library, University of Wales Bangor, UK +44 (0)1248 382979 (Fax)