This documentation is for Release 7.x.

Required fields include "Title", “Publication date / Date Issued”, and "File" (bolded below, asterisked in the Resource Description Form, and bolded in .xls template)Exception: If "Bibliographic ID" import/ingest is used, no other descriptive metadata is necessary and only "File" is then required in the batch spreadsheet. 

Batch spreadsheet only

In addition to the descriptive fields, there are operational fields for the items(s) being ingested:

There are also several fields that describe the media file(s) that are part of the ingested item. These fields must be repeated for each attached file:

MARC record ingest

When a Bibliographic ID is provided for a resource the corresponding MARC record is mapped to a MODS record for use in Avalon. The MARC to MODS mapping is based on the Library of Congress mapping to MODS 3.5:

The Avalon mapping differs mainly:

Detailed mappings of MARC fields and subfields to MODS records for the Resource Description Form and the Batch Ingest Form can be found at the Metadata Crosswalks page.