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  • What is Library Avenue?: What is Library Avenue School Library Consortium?

    Library Avenue School Library Consortium is a consortium of libraries using PAL School Library Automation System (a product of Neuton Data Systems - http://www.neuton.net). The idea is to share cataloging data (much less cataloging work for each library), to share ideas regarding administration of school libraries, and to provide shopping bargains and other benefits for school libraries.

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  • How do I upload my library catalog information to my Library Avenue website?

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPLOADING YOUR PAL CATALOG TO YOUR LIBRARY AVENUE WEBSITE

    STEP ONE: CREATE YOUR CATALOG.TXT FILE

    From the PAL Main Menu choose "7" (Cataloger's Menu), then choose "6" (Reports Menu), then choose "7" (Export Catalog Data for WWW). Doing this creates a file on your C drive named "C:>\CATALOG.TXT". Now direct your web browser to http://www.libraryavenue.com and click on the "Managing your Library" link, then on the link "Upload your catalog".

    STEP TWO: UPLOADING YOUR CATALOG.TXT FILE

    You can use a link either from your own website or from Library Avenue website.

    From http://inside.YOURWEBSITE.org click on the "Click Here" link which takes you to the upload script (csMaintain) on our Library Avenue website (where our customers' data files are stored). Login with the username and password you were provided.

    From http://libraryavenue.com click on "Upload your PAL library catalog"

    When logged in click on "Overwrite". Then click the "Browse" button and navigate to your catalog.txt file (which should be on your root directory (your C: drive - not in any sub-folder. Click on the catalog.txt file and then click "Open" to upload it. That's it. Your library catalog will now be available for searching via your Library Avenue website.

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