Decision Center – Reports: Popular Authors

The Popular Authors Report lists your library’s most popular authors. This designation is based on the monthly circulation statistics for the previous 90 days.

To generate the Popular Authors report, click on the report from the SELECTION section of the Development reports. This will open to the initial filters page.

Set the filters according to your report criteria. Each filter will have a default setting. Clicking on EDIT will open the filter where you can refine it. Form most filters, you will have a list of available filters. To apply one of these options, move it from the Available box to the Selected box and click on OK.

Location: The Location filter options reflect the branch locations recognized by your library system. The data is limited to the owning location you select.

Physical Format: This represents the Mat Type from the bibliographic records – such as Book, Graphic Novel, Museum Pass, or DVD.

Collection: The filter represents the Item Type from the Item Records – such as Book, Music on CD, Long Loan DVD. These options are often the same as the ones in the Physical Format filter, but the Collection options are coming from the Item Record whereas the Physical Format options are coming from the Bibliographic Record

When you have your initial filters set, click GO to generate the report.

You can set additional filters by clicking the Initial Filters option in the upper right hand section of the report.