The PRC Listmaker program compares the contents of your library system's database against the items contained in the Premier's Reading Challenge booklists. PRC Listmaker displays all items matched. The list can then be printed or exported. Exported lists can be transferred into Word, Excel or another program. Various options are included to change the sort order, level and categories viewed.
PRC Listmaker may not match every book title as occasionally there are minor differences in cataloguing between your catalogue and the records in PRC Listmaker. If you suspect a book is included in the PRC booklist and hasn't been listed using PRC Listmaker you can check by doing a booklist search on the website. Please note, books are rarely removed form the booklist.
If you are having issues using PRC Listmaker it may be because you do not have full permission rights on your school network. Please contact your school's IT Network Manager who will have full control user access and request that he installs the program.
Features for PRC Listmaker include:
|PRC Listmaker version 2013.1 - current as of 23 January 2013|
If you have tried both the above links to download the program file for PRC Listmaker, there is a CD available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRC Listmaker program is designed for use with the Bookmark and Amlib library systems, although it may partially work with other systems. One of the special features of PRC Listmaker is its ability to ‘tag' items in your library's system database by using an asterisk in the record and PRC and the level (R-2, 3-5, 6-9, Mature) added to the Series of each item. The handbook and installation guide detail the process for Bookmark and Amlib.
Matching and tagging by series
PRC Listmaker now automatically tags items in your library catalogue that are not found in the PRC Boolists but which have the same series as titles that are on the booklists.
Every time the Premier's Reading Challenge booklist is updated, a new version of PRC Listmaker will be made available on the website. To update PRC Listmaker, simply reinstall it and repeat the comparison process.
The current version is 2013.1 Please note: PRC Listmaker will not work on NT 4 systems or Windows 95.
You may need to update your version of Internet Explorer which needs to be 5.5 or later. This is done as part of updating the version of Windows - click Start then Windows. Update initiates this process. It can take some time as quite a bit of software is downloaded.
e-Library and Films2001
PRC Listmaker can be used with e-Library and Films2001. Please contact the support section at Functional Solutions to assist with the required process.
Phone: 1800 241 709
Fax: 03 9469 4700
Other library systems such as Alice and Horizon, which can export data in MARC format, may be able to use PRC Listmaker to generate lists. Tagging items depends on your system's ability to import and update catalogue records from MARC data files. Please contact the support section of your library system for advice.