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Best way to put a small library database online?

I am responsible for a library of about 1200 books, which I've cataloged in a database. I'd like to put the database on our website so that readers can search for a book without having to visit the library. I have experience with Python and to a lesser extent, MySQL. What is the best way to create a searchable database online using these tools or something else that's relatively easy to learn?
posted by stinker on Mar 9, 2015 - 8 answers

Need to create locally-hosted, searchable database of vendors--help!

I maintain for my company a spreadsheet that contains a list of vendors and their associated information: address, contact(s), service area(s), service(s), website, and so on. It's becoming rather unwieldy as a vendor might have up to 5 different services, 2 addresses, 3 contacts each with their own email and phone number, etc. The information's all there, it's just very annoying to use. I had the idea of creating an "intranet" type website that staff could use to filter vendors by name, service area, service type, and so on, with the results displaying in an easy-to-read format (easier than a mile-long Excel sheet, anyway). I am open to solutions like Wordpress and Joomla, just not sure how best to implement. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by erinsaurus on Apr 22, 2014 - 8 answers

What is this search string convention?

I tried to search a database at the place I volunteer with REGEX, but it didn't work. The database interface has some built-in options to search, so I have been messing with those trying to figure out what conventions it will allow. Can you tell me what this is? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 23, 2013 - 7 answers

How to organize and share articles?

What's the best way to organize and share web-based articles between a few dozen people? Right now we're using Lotus Notes and it is really bad. [more inside]
posted by erikvan on Aug 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Happiness is loneliness... cause I can't find this mix

You may be familiar with Dj Tomcraft and his song Loneliness. I'm searching for those exact same lyrics, but closer together and the song has more... tempo? [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Jun 30, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I create a searchable index of comic strips?

What is an appropriate method to create a searchable index of comic strips? [more inside]
posted by tobtoh on Jul 12, 2010 - 4 answers

I Need A Web Page Archiver That Does This...

I use DevonThink and have decided it's a bit of overkill for my purposes. So here's what I'm looking for: I want a tool that allows me to save web pages from within the browser of my choice. I want a series of Javascript pseudo-bookmark buttons along the top of my browser, each one corresponding to a category within the application. E.g., I might have buttons/categories for "Book Reviews", "Recipes", "Gadgets To try", etc. So, if I'm looking at a book review I want to keep, I click on the "Book Review" button and it is copied and stored by the application. I'd prefer to do this locally, but I'd consider an online solution. I am not, however, looking for a glorified bookmark service. I want something that copies pages and makes them available for searching and reading within the application. Oh yeah, it's for OS X.
posted by justcorbly on Apr 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Music database that filters musical acts by genre and their country of origin?

Looking for an online music database, music search engine which would allow me to filter musical acts by genre and their country of origin (Canada, specifically). Is there a site out there like AllMusic or Last.fm offering this? I've looked in vain for filtering of this sort from these and other musical databases. [more inside]
posted by concourse on Feb 18, 2009 - 3 answers

What movie was that piece of music in?

I'm trying to find an online database or wiki that is devoted solely to music in film. I'm looking for a site where I can either search for a piece of music and find out what films that piece of music appeared in, or search for a film and find out what music appeared in that film. Does this site exist?
posted by al_fresco on Nov 2, 2008 - 5 answers

What's the best open source search engine?

My company is looking to build a search engine to index our web site and I'm wondering if anyone has used any open package to do the task. Names, URLs, experience would be highly appreciated,
posted by seeminglee on Aug 26, 2008 - 6 answers

How to count the number of times a string appears in a database field.

SQL Filter: What query can I use to count the number of times a word appears in a text field? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Feb 21, 2008 - 6 answers


Please help me figure out how to learn the basics of db/app development IBM Lotus Notes 7. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 21, 2007 - 4 answers

+book +find +help

Where should I search in order to generate a list of all/most books published (in English, for the past 20 years or so) about a particular topic? I have a feeling that using Amazon plus my local library isn't giving me comprehensive results. Is there some kind of all-libraries database? Or all books that have been issued ISBN numbers?
posted by xo on Dec 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Creating a searchable document database

I want to create an online document database containing text, video, audio, and image files searchable by category (Such as War > Vietnam > Napalm Footage), keywords (Such as grainy, color, etc.) and, for text, a full-text search. And I'd like to be able to define a number of other custom fields (such as Source, Date, etc.), with the ability to search as many or as few fields as I'd like. And I would also like the ability to browse by category. Anything out there that meets these standards, preferably using PHP and MySQL?
posted by punishinglemur on Oct 4, 2005 - 11 answers

Is there an easy and/or cost-efficient way of aggregating 5GB of .pst files into a searchable database?

So I've got a stack of CDs with all kinds of miscellaneous data, but most importantly, 5 GBs plus of .pst files from Outlook. Is there an easy and/or cost-efficient way of aggregating these files into a searchable database?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 17, 2003 - 7 answers

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