Re: [IUG] Anybody Install LibraryThing for Libraries?
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We've been on LibraryThing for a few months and like it. The
instructions on their website seem to change on a weekly basis however!
What I think they mean is to use Control Character 9 (a tab) for the
field delimiter and Control Character 32 (a space) for the Repeated
Field Delimiter - or at least that was the format that I sent our
original file in, and it worked!
This morning is not turning out as planned, having problems with putting Syndetics on our staging site (see my earlier e-mail) and now trying to install LibraryThing.
I am trying to use the directions posted on http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/III_WebPac_Pro_and_non-Pro. I haven't exported a file before, so not sure if I'm doing this correctly. I basically just created a review file for all bib records with a call number starting with "FIC." Then I clicked on the Export Records button. I got the Export Format screen as shown in the directions. However, while I was able to set the "Field delimiter" ascii character to 9, I am unable to choose/set the "Repeated field delimiter" to ascii character 32. I can type "3" but that's it.
The defaults (at least for our system) for "field delimiter" is a comma, "text qualifier" is quotation marks, "repeated field delimiter" is a semi-colon and "maximum field length" is none.
I don't know, these directions from LTFL seem a bit vague. If anyone has done this and can send me details on what they did, that would be great. I can't seem to get into the LFTL Google Group yet and the contact I am working with hasn't responded yet. The IUG always seems to solve my problems anyway. :)
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