There are a
variety of options available from the Advanced Search
page that enable you to perform very specific searches.
For example, to find all Law libraries in Colorado, in the
Library Type section, scroll down and click on
"Law." You may also select the "Air Force/Law,"
"Army/Law," and "Navy/Law" Library Types by holding down the
Ctrl key (the Apple key on Macintosh) as you click on
the various Library Types.
Then in the State or Province list, scroll down
and click on Colorado. Then go to the bottom of the page and
click the Submit Search button. You will then be
presented with a Search Results page listing the
names of 14 libraries. Complete information for each
library may be viewed by clicking on the library name. Or, you
may choose to download these library records to a
comma-separated values (.CSV) file, which can be opened by
- or imported into - most spreadsheet (e.g., Microsoft
Excel) or database (e.g. Microsoft Access) programs.
Multiple selections may be also made, as described above,
for the State or Province, Job Title/Function, and
Automation Systems fields. Ranges, and full-text
searches may also be designated in a number of other fields in
the Advanced Search page.
Search Results page, click on the
Save/Download button. A Download
Options page will display which lists all of the fields
that are available to download. You can click on the Check
All button to request that all the fields be included in
your download, or you can pick and choose the fields you want.
The practical upper limit for downloading is about 1,000
unique records at a time. When downloading larger search
sets, it is recommended that you create smaller sets via a
number of refined searches, and subsequently combine the
resulting downloaded files in your spreadsheet or database
Note that if you opt to download fields in the "Staff"
section, the resulting .CSV file will contain one row for each
personnel record listed at each library. If you download
a set of 300 records, your resulting set (.CSV file) could
easily contain 600 rows, if an average of two personnel
records per library is assumed. It could be even more.
The number of rows in the .CSV file does not count against
your download limit, however - only the number of "unique"
library records. So for the example here, even though you may
have 600 "records," or rows in the .CSV file, your
download quota would only be incremented by the 300 unique
library records you chose to download.
For other questions, and additional support with
AmericanLibraryDirectory.com, contact Information Today,
Inc.'s IT Department at (609) 654-6266, ext. 209 or send
e-mail to ALDSupport@infotoday.com.