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The manifest file is a spreadsheet (xls, xlsx, csv, or ods) containing the metadata for the items to be created, as well as the names of the content files that make up each item. In this case, the manifest file is named batch_manifest.xlsx. See batch_manifest_template_R3_2.xlsx for an Excel example file. Required fields are in bold. Note: Neither the spreadsheet filename nor any folder/directory names above it can have blanks in them–substitute underscores.

 ABCDEFGH
1Michael's First Test Batchmichael.klein@northwestern.edu      
2Bibliographic IDMain TitleCreatorDate IssuedFileLabelFileLabel
3123456Test item 1Klein, Michael B.2012content/file_1.mp3Part 1content/file_2.mp4Part 2
4789012Test item 2Northwestern1951content/file_3.mp4   

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Content files listed in the manifest file must have the correct path noted for where those files are located in the Avalon dropbox, relative to the manifest file. Additionally, all content files must include a file extension. If necessary, include any directories or subdirectories (note the paths listed in columns D E and F in G in the above example).

Multivalued fields are specified by multiple columns with the same header, e.g. Topical Subject in the following example:

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