Volume 13 Number 3
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The SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative (SBII) is a SUNY-wide effort to provide data analysis and reporting tools for a wide range of university information. SBII is using the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) software tools. The library aspect of the SBII project is to provide for a SUNY-wide collection analysis reporting tool in support of program review and resource sharing. A Proof of Concept (POC) phase that included bibliographic and circulation data from a subset of SUNY campuses was developed. A report on the POC can be found in the October 2009 issue of SUNYergy.
Types of Information Available
Using the Collection Analysis Dashboard, let’s look at the titles held by the Technology Colleges in the subject division Engineering & Technology. This display enables viewing of categories within that division (via the "select an attribute" drop-down menu). The category Electrical Engineering has the largest title count.
Use the Uniqueness tab to identify which titles within the Electrical Engineering category are unique or held by more than one Technology College.
A Title Details Report provides title level information by campus. Results can be downloaded into a variety of formats including Excel for further manipulation. Links are provided to the SUNYCatalog for more complete bibliographic and holdings information. Here is an example of titles held in the category Electrical Engineering by six of the Technology campuses (obtained by clicking on the "60" entry seen on the previous screen).
Information at the bottom of each results display provides details on any filters that might have been selected, for instance:
Continuing with the theme of Electrical Engineering titles held by the Technology Colleges, a review of the Circulation Analysis Dashboard illustrates the amount of circulation by publication year range.
Clicking on a specific circulation count under a particular year for a designated publication year range will provide a Title Detail Report that lists the titles that circulated during that period.
Important concepts to be aware of
Efforts are underway to include additional SUNY data (from
the university centers) into the system. OLIS
encourages you to explore the SBII Library Dashboards
and share your questions and comments through Footprints.
Please be sure to visit the SBII Library Portal for more