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Alma Analytics – Matching the resource from COUNTER report to the resource in Alma for cost per use

This relates to the Cost Per Use in Alma Analytics E-Inventory subject area.
Default reports and dashboard in folder “/shared/Alma/Cost per use via COUNTER reports e-inventory and acquisitions data”

When a COUNTER report is loaded to Alma either manually or via SUSHI harvesting there is an attempt to make a match between the resource in the COUNTER report with the resource in Alma.  The reason is match is needed is so that when Cost Per Use is performed Alma known which cost to match with which usage.  In Alma Analytics E-Inventory subject area it is easy to see how the match was made because there is a field “Match By”.

The match is attempted to be made as follows and once a match is made the process stops.

If Alma gets to the end of this list and no match is made then there is considered to be no match.

  1. Field from COUNTER report “Print ISSN” to match against Alma bibliographic ISSN.
  2. Field from COUNTER report “Online ISSN” to match against Alma bibliographic ISSN.
  3. Field from COUNTER report “ISBN” to match against Alma bibliographic ISBN.
  4. Field from COUNTER report “Title” to match against Alma bibliographic Title.
  5. Field from COUNTER report “Title” to match against POL title.

Let’s look at some examples from “real life”.

For example here we see that title “Mineral economics raw materials report” matched by ISSN

If we look at the COUNTER report for “Mineral Economics” and the record in Alma for Mineral Economics we see a matching ISSN.

In this case there is match on both the Print ISSN and the Online ISSN.  But …. one match is enough

Here is the COUNTER report and the Alma record showing the match points

In this example here we see that title “Journal of environmental health science & engineering” matched by title.

The COUNTER report has both a title and an ISSN

The Alma record has a matching title but no ISSN.  So … the match was made by title.

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