Getting Better E-Resources Counts for IPEDS

Getting Better E-Resources Counts for IPEDS

For practical tips, see our documentation: Finding Data for IPEDS.

How did we get here? Some highlights:
  1. We started moving ERM to the NZ in 2020 and had to rework our analytics approach for IPEDS.
  2. There is not one right way to do this work.
  3. Alma/Primo is a complicated system and getting e-resources counts is an imperfect process.
  4. To help our institutions get their e-resources counts, PALS developed a program which brings together NZ and IZ information from Alma and from analytics.
  5. The resulting spreadsheet helps you spot database duplication and to see what is missing (more on that in Finding Data for IPEDS).
  6. As far as portfolio duplication, we made an effort to do count distinct on the MMS IDs, but it isn't perfect. There is an analytics report from the NZ and one from the IZ. Duplication is removed pretty well within those two reports, but there will be some duplication across them that is missed.

For more details on our journey, check out the slides from our two ELUNA Learns presentations:
  1. Centralizing Electronic Resource Management to a Network Zone - 2021
  2. E-Resources, NZ Analytics, Python/Pandas/Jupyter & Alma APIs - 2022


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