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Help me archive my T-shirts

I want to properly archive a large collection of T-shirts. What's the best way to store these, considering that the most important part is the print, which is made of Plastisol, a PVC-based ink? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me show them who I was

I just found out that I have a very serious disease. I may have only a couple of years left, probably no more than five. I have two very young kids. How do I archive stuff on the Web so I know they'll have access to it, whenever they want, for at least the next 40 years? [more inside]
posted by 0BloodyHell on May 25, 2010 - 25 answers

Please to make smaller file!

Why doesn't the compress feature on my Mac actually compress the files? It creates a .zip file but it's usually only a couple hundred k smaller than the original. [more inside]
posted by amanda on May 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Something besides insurance fraud.

What should we do with over 10,000 pictures of food? [more inside]
posted by infinitefloatingbrains on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Make an online list of books I've read?

Do you know some sort of online database of books where you can make a profile and compile a list of what you've read? (more explanation) [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Apr 21, 2010 - 11 answers

What blogs/books should I read before creating an archival database?

I'm making an archival database (in Excel) with about 10,000 rows and 6-7 columns for each row. I'm doing this so the information will be easy to cross-reference and search. I've never done anything like this before and am looking for books, blogs, etc. for tips, suggestions, and anything that will make my life and this project easier.
posted by melodykramer on Mar 29, 2010 - 16 answers

What are the best short histories and articles in the history of the New Yorker?

What are the best short histories and articles in the history of the New Yorker? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Mar 14, 2010 - 20 answers

Oral History Hosting

Can you recommend a website that is useful for storing oral history recordings? [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Mar 13, 2010 - 3 answers

They Appear When I'm Not Looking

Where online can I find masterful montages for design reference and inspiration? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Advice for recording a dying language

My grandmother's first language is nearly extinct. I'd like to record an interview with her for archival purposes; how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by decagon on Feb 26, 2010 - 22 answers

OMG. ZIP? WTF!

I need to find a tutorial that will easily - stress EASILY - explain to the viewer or reader how to get all the wonderful goodness out of a .ZIP file, but without instructing them to download third party software (winzip, winrar...) [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Feb 24, 2010 - 7 answers

CMS for a university research project website?

Deciding on a CMS for a university research project website: Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Feb 3, 2010 - 14 answers

What do you keep from your Final Cut video projects?

Final Cut Express Archiving: What do you keep from your film editing projects, in what formats, and why? What should we keep? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me archive a roomful of old Mac data

How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

OUtlook deleted message folder

My Outlook deleted file is 17,000 messages. It runs off of a windows server for our organization I understand that is not the best idea. But i find that i return to even deleted messages with great frequency. What would be the best way to archive those messages so i can easily search them while improving the performance of outlook?
posted by dougiedd on Dec 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Is there a cheap digital archive solution for a non-profit?

What's a good system for a non-profit to set-up and manage a digital archive of somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 text, pictures, sound and video items? It needs to be accessible by multiple people at the same time and be easily searchable. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Where is Russell Lee?

Does anyone know where I can find the aerial photographs of Russell Lee? [more inside]
posted by seagull.apollo on Oct 28, 2009 - 1 answer

Where can I find the Ordnance Survey desktop wallpaper for May 2009?

Can you help me find the Ordnance Survey desktop wallpaper for May 2009, please? Preferably 1024x768 size but anything very gratefully accepted. [more inside]
posted by vogel on Sep 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Tagging slides

Can anyone recommend a tag-based system for archiving slides? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Sep 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Efficiently retrieving a file from an archive

Is there a smarter tar or cpio out there, or a smarter way to archive, to efficiently retrieve a file stored in the archive? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 27, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I find out about a 1980 crime in Alabama?

What's the best way to search distant local newspaper archives for information on a crime that occurred almost 30 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama? [more inside]
posted by Doug on Jun 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find that World War II u-boat newsreels

Help me find that World War II u-boat newsreels [more inside]
posted by ouke on May 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Turning thousands of photos into billions of bits?

My dad has many thousands of photos in 35mm slide and print form (the output of 40 years as a photography hobbyist). He's looking for an archival-quality photo scanner that can handle both formats, as well as provide some degree of bulk-load automation. What should he get?
posted by killdevil on Apr 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Do you have an MP3 of the time we played that slow song really fast?

Recommendations for free private digital accommodations for a retired band's media? [more inside]
posted by bodega on Mar 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Making a big list of online news media archives

What are your favorite places to find archived news footage and imagery online for free? Looking to put together a list of sites for communications studies students to help them approximate the functionality of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive without spending hours hunting on YouTube for media to critique. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Mar 13, 2009 - 1 answer

I archived w/o labeleling. Are my emails forver hidden?

About a year ago, I accidentally archived a ton of old emails in my Gmail account, without putting any labels on any of them. (I thought I knew how archiving worked at the time, but obviously I was wrong) [more inside]
posted by hasna on Mar 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Like finding a needle in a cesspool, I know

I want to find an image that was once posted on 4chan (/b/). Am I out of luck? (Some NSFW details within). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Wayback Machine Plugin for ALL old/dead outbound links on a website?

My old website still gets a lot of hits. But many of the outbound links I posted years back are no longer valid, are dead or have changed location. Is there any way to integrate the Wayback Machine Internet Archive into my site's code so that links are redirected to the archive for the date they were originally posted? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Mar 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Quicksilver loses track of moved files. Why no?

How can I get Quicksilver to keep track of files that have moved? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Mar 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Move my archive of awesome to the cloud?

How can I organize my archive of awesomeness which has mostly pictures? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Feb 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Alternatives to family bible for tracking family tree, offline or otherwise

I'd like some suggestions for a place to keep track of family births and events, much like traditionally done in a family bible. Books are nice, but all media considered. Points given in three categories: potential longevity, flexibility of data handling, and style. [more inside]
posted by GPF on Feb 2, 2009 - 7 answers

A question about corporate file sharing.

My friend runs a small company that is growing. They're starting to run into file-sharing problems (versioning, archiving, etc.). Laboring under the bizarre belief that I know something about this stuff, my friend has asked for my help. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 14, 2009 - 15 answers

What happend to Loveline Archive?

Where can I find full length Loveline radio episodes from 1995 to 2005 (the Adam Carolla years)? [more inside]
posted by sharkhunt on Dec 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Who owns the copyright of a 300 year old book transcribed 65 years ago?

My hometown has a diary created by our first minister in the 1700s. The original diary was transcribed into four copies by workers of the Works Progress Administration at some time between 1935 and 1943. The 10 volumes of these copies do not have any copyright marks on their title pages. Now, we would like to scan these transcribed books into pdf documents, and make them available to scholars and interested internet users. Is there a copyright concern? [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Nov 28, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I track my DVD-Rs?

Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
posted by tommorris on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I download Yahoo emails to my PC and keep them separate from my work email on MS Outlook?

How can I download or archive the email from my Yahoo email account to a PC without it interfering with my work email running on Outlook on that same PC? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Nov 10, 2008 - 7 answers

CMS + Blogspot = ?

What sort of CMS configuration would I use to integrate the current content of a Blogspot blog with a website of basic HTML articles and photo galleries? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Oct 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for NY Herald archives

Looking for NY Herald archives from 4/21/12. Is there an online site where I can search/view them? [more inside]
posted by cherie72 on Oct 20, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I save a script/content rich web page as a local file?

What is the best way to save a script/content rich web page for archival reasons from a remote server, locally? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Sep 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Google Archive Search

Is there a way to search Google for what a URL Web page looked like on a certain date? [more inside]
posted by cainiarb on Aug 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Going back in time

Is there a way to pull up previous versions of a Myspace profile, specifially, the part that says "Last Login"? [more inside]
posted by messylissa on Aug 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Scanning Academic Journals

I'm looking for advice/links on suggested quality/settings for the scanning of academic journals for archiving. The more detail the better. [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics on Jul 29, 2008 - 4 answers

How should I scan 500 40-year-old slides?

Recommendation for professional 35mm slide scanning services, either through the mail or in the Washington D.C. metro area. Best recommendation for extremely long term archival storage of slides. About 400-500 slides. [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Apr 28, 2008 - 7 answers

podcasts

Are there any websites that archive podcast audio (*not just links)? [more inside]
posted by petsounds on Apr 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Streamline a conversation

Outlook Cleaning/Archive Gurus: Help me eliminate emails with similar (but not duplicate) content! [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Apr 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Powerful, Web-friendly media indexing?

I work on the production team for a long-running public radio program. We have a massive archive of shows in digital format (MP3 and AIFF) which we need to collate into a powerful and highly flexible database - something like iTunes, but much more advanced. Does a program exist to do this? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for a (very specific) document storage box

I'm looking for a very specific kind of document storage box. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Apr 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Why is the Archive command missing from Outlook's File menu?

Why is the Archive command missing from Outlook's File menu? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Apr 6, 2008 - 9 answers

How do you deal w. all that old email?

I'm curious how people deal w. their old email. (esp those using Outlook and IMAP, but others, too...) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Apr 3, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I open a ".tar.tgz" file?

How do I open a ".tar.tgz" file? That's all one long extension. [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Mar 29, 2008 - 21 answers

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