Hey there LibInsight users, we’ve released a bunch of new features for some summer data fun!
Database & eBook Invoice Line-Items and Cost-per-use Statistics
Last month we added the ability to attach invoices to your E-Journal & Database and eBook platforms; this month brings more invoicing goodness: line items! Adding line items for individual databases or eBook collections will enable cost-per-use statistics at the database level. With LibInsight, you have all the tools you need to make data-driven decisions about your database, E-Journal, and eBook collections.
Adding line items to an invoice is easy! If you have already uploaded JR1 or DB1 reports, those title lists are already associated with your platforms. Just start typing the title, choose the right item, and add the item’s amount.
Once this is complete and you’ve added your DB1 reports, you’ll be able to see cost-per-use statistics for databases.
Counts Datasets in Dashboards
We’ve made a change to Dashboards that we know you’ll love! Do you keep monthly totals of various library activities? Now you can chart related activities side-by-side in a single Dashboard chart. Chart up to 10 related fields with this new feature:
Also new with this release is the ability to download your data from Counts/Aggregate datasets.
Custom Dataset Widget Submit Button Options
The Submit buttons on Custom Dataset Widgets are “Submit” and “Reset.” If you’re logged into LibInsight, the buttons are “Submit” & “Submit and Clear.” The latter options are useful for busy service desks where form submissions can be similar from interaction to interaction, so we’ve added that as an option. If you’d like to have “Submit” & “Submit and Clear” buttons, just choose that option in your widget’s settings.
Also new with this release, we’ve made the Springy Custom Dataset Templates more visible. Everything from Foot Traffic to Reference Questions are right there for the copying. Choose a template name when creating a new Custom Dataset. This will copy the template’s fields into your dataset; you can add your own fields as well.
Additional Fixes and Features
- You can add a filter on the contents of Internal Notes when analyzing a custom dataset.
- Validate your COUNTER file before you upload; a link is available on the Record Data screen for E-Journal & Databases and eBooks datasets.
- Quickly jump from a Platform page to Record Data with the new Record Data button.
- For Numeric or Monetary fields, your “Field Look” choice (5 or 10 characters) will be applied to the Record Data screen. It previously only applied to Widgets.