LCLS: CAP Manual: Database Management

LIBRARY THING FOR LIBRARIES UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

 

  

        The Library Thing Export report will run on the fifth of every month. (NOTE: If you miss it, you can copy it and run it manually.) 

 

1.     Log into Workflows  and  invoke the MARC Export wizard.

 

2.     Check “Records selected on..." – make sure the right records are selected. It should be over 200,000 titles. If not, copy the Library Thing Export report and run it manually.

 

3. Save exported records: On client.

 

4. File name on client: Use the gadget to select a location on your hard drive for the file.  Name the file as follows:

 

                                      LTFL

 

 

5.     Click on Export.

 

6.  The export process begins and will take several minutes.  When export is complete, a word processing program on your PC will open with a brief report including number of records exported.  Make sure the number is correct. 

 

 

 Submitting the Records to LTFL

 

1.     Go to http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/upload

 

2.     Sign in if you are not already. The User Name is: scrantonpl

3. Make these selections:

    File Format: MARC21

    Action: Replace All Items

    Character Encoding: Auto

   

Then, click on Next.

 

 

 

 

4. Under Chose a File to Upload, browse to the file and click on Begin File Upload. It make take awhile.