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Bulk upload using CSV files requires all data to be formatted following the Aviary metadata template (provided as a download from the Imports page). At minimum, you will need to create a CSV file describing your resources and a CSV file describing their corresponding media files. You may also include CSV files describing associated transcript files and index files. Media, transcript, and index files are all connected to the resource through the use of user keys (described in more detail below). These keys are used only for the import process, so they need only be unique for each import. Aviary does not store these temporary keys.

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Using the template package provided on the Imports page, open the Aviary-resource-csv-template.csv file and enter metadata for your resources, one resource per row. Leave the “aviary ID” blank for now. Aviary IDs will be generated automatically by the system on import. (Note: Custom fields are not yet supported by bulk import.)

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