What is the cause of errors in a small library OPAC? Technical services librarians and database experts, your wisdom is appreciated. [more inside]
I need to build an online shopping catalog (No Shopify--not what I'm looking for). I have a couple dozen items in the catalog that come in three colors. I need clients to be able to place orders in large quantities (like 1-250 items) but I'm not concerned about credit card processing. I just want an online app that allows them to view products and submit an initial order that's followed up with a personal phone call that allows me to upsell or suggest alternate product combos or flexible payment arrangement that fit their needs. [more inside]
How do we catalog & value a large die-cast construction toy collection for eventual sale? [more inside]
Software suggestions for the Mac? I have simple needs. I want a catalog number, date of origin, artist name, and a photograph of each piece. Sorting, filtering and searchability required. [more inside]
I am now the steward of a collection of a few hundred books left behind by a deceased relative. I'd like to create a catalog of these books. What is the best and simplest app for that? (I don't mind paying a few bucks. iOS is preferred.) [more inside]
I'd like examples of traits/personality types/habits/behaviors wherein most people fall into two or three "camps", none of whom are generally aware of the existence of the other(s). "Ask Vs. Guess Culture" and "Sit Vs. Stand to Wipe?" are two examples (a LOT of people are absolutely gobsmacked when they learn that Asking and/or Standing is not only an option, but a POPULAR option). I'm NOT interested in predefined typologies (e.g. the MBTI or Buzzfeedy "What Garden Implement Are You?" kinda stuff)... just ones that, 1. Arise kinda organically, 2. Involve Group A and Group B people frequently being unaware of one another's existence.
Is there a site that catalogs catalog websites? I'm thinking of sites such as Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields, Misericords of the World, and Bridge Hunter. I could swear I once saw a site listing such sites. I want them all!
I am helping manage a church library and would like to update the catalog software. I am looking for these features. This is more for inventory purposes than keeping track of circulation. I don't mind programs that take a little bit of work to install. Requirements *Under $100 (free or cheaper is better) *ability to scan UPCs using CueCat or phone *must work with DVDs/videotapes Nice to Have: Export to web Scanning with iPhone or android phone ability to make bar codes for items not in an online database
Where can I find a good introduction to best practices for cataloging a newly fledged popular culture document archive? [more inside]
I have a batch of mixed-format data including long-form text fields, hyperlinks, number and plain text in an Excel doc. I have assembled a Word catalog merge file intended to allow me to proof the data manually. There are 42 records. On merge, the output document results in what appears to be the correct number of pages and records. However, records 28-42 do not appear to place any data in the destination document. [more inside]
Have had and have used Lightroom 3. Now have and will soon use Lightroom 4. Not exactly clear on the pixie magic involved in converting a LR3 catalog to LR4, though. What can you tell me? [more inside]
I write a lot of notes for my work, which I type up to keep for my records. My current way to organize these notes is as separate files per day, labeled with the date and a descriptive title. This is decent, but doesn't allow me to easily reference old notes by topic, especially when there are numerous individual references under a single broader topic. Are there programs to help catalog notes and journals by themes, or cross-reference topics, in a vague database format? I'm working in Windows.
I need help finding a gift for somebody who is a constant state of labeling and cataloging his collection of antiquities and pottery. What would help him? (more inside) [more inside]
What's the easiest, cheapest way to barcode thousands upon thousands of world-heritage-level works of art before they go into storage? [more inside]
I've been put in charge of a small catalog of games, books and other knick knacks. I need a way to catalog, store and manage the checkout of these items. Suggestions? [more inside]
Help me discover new, interesting things to learn about on the internet. [more inside]
Is there any good and free CD cataloging software? [more inside]
How do I get a FLOOD of Christmas catalogs? [more inside]
I'm looking for a "flipping page" online catalog viewer for print catalogs. Hoping to find something that will work for iPad, iPhone and Android. Ideally I'd like something self-hosted, but that is not a deal breaker. The ability to add image map-like links to URLs is needed. The source file is a PDF built in InDesign.
Help me compile every obsessive geographical databasing (something like this) website around. [more inside]
16 years ago, a Congressional Task Force was set up to study a major policy issue. Six months later, its report led to far-reaching legislative changes. Despite extensive news coverage from creation to completion, the report itself is virtually inaccessible. [more inside]
Please help me to figure out if any library catalog entries were lost during a file transfer from an old to a newer computer.
Please help me to figure out if any library catalog entries were lost during a file transfer from an old to a newer computer. [more inside]
Catalog application: I'm looking for a lite or open source app, to Catalog all files,folders & media on my PC & Mac ,that can be saved in pdf. I can search , store on my PCs and Macs,so that when I create a backup volume, I can know what is on it. I have tried a few lite and open source apps, but dislike ones I tried ( PixDiskat 1.08 ,Media Catalog Studio Lite 5.9, MediaMonkey because it conflicts with itunes)
I'm looking for good Mac-based database software for organizing several hundred gigs of photos for a small art production / fabrication team. [more inside]
Searching for the source of the blueprint (?) on page 18 of the January West Elm catalog. (sorry for the atrocious image quality). [more inside]
How are mail-order catalogs produced? Yes, I know....with ink and paper and a little elf who runs them through the postage meter. Actually... [more inside]
Where can one buy large, narrow shoes (15AA) that will deliver to the US? [more inside]
I am looking for basic design/development clients in Rochester, NY. I have picked up a few over the past couple months, but would be love to get any any pointers from some more experienced mefites. [more inside]
On last night's History Detectives, they were tracking down the real author and backstory of Diana: A Strange Autobiography (1939). During that investigation, Tukufu Zuberi went to the Library of Congress (paper) Card Catalog, and a slightly altered version of the author's real name was listed there after the published author's name. This leads me to several questions about LOC cataloging c. 1939: [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a company from which I received a catalogue sometime back in 1996-1999. They sold adventure/retro clothing/gear in sort of a J. Peterman style, but the catalogue presentation was more Orvis-y. The clothes/merchandise could also be compared to Abercrombie and Fitch from when it was an expedition/outdoor outfitter and not aimed at teens. I remember one catalogue had a picture of an classic open car and they were participating/sponsoring in some sort of road rally or driving journey re-creation. [more inside]
For museum and archives people: has anyone used Collective Access for cataloging? Specifically, does it let you check things out to a user like a library catalog would? [more inside]
I'd like to create a library database which would searchable in multiple fields and on the web. Any advice? [more inside]
Who will discreetly ship sex toys and not sell my name and address to everyone? [more inside]
Help with re-organizing my photo collection. Need a process for recovery. [more inside]
In 2010, what role does the printed "mail-order" catalog play in small retail businesses who have an on-line store as well as a brick-and-mortar shop? How much does it contribute to either new sales or existing customer retention? [more inside]
I am hoping to find an equivalent to LibraryThing, but for my music. That is to say, I don't need to share the actual music, just the catalog/metadata of what I have. [more inside]
I have about a thousand books and a burning desire to reorganize them. [more inside]
I am looking to catalog my DVD library (mostly of DivX movies). I own an IMac. Is Delicious Monster the way to go? I want to be able to simply enter the title of the movie and have it come up with the real box art and keep it in A-Z or numerical order. No more no less. I emailed customer service and they never responded so I am consulting the Metafilter Oracle on this one. If there is anything cheaper or free, I am open to that, as well. Until then....a loonnnnnnng Excel spreadsheet. Thanks for your time and have a good Halloween weekend, folks.
What's the name of the grey-haired lady who models in the Lands' End catalog? [more inside]
How many books (titles, not editions or book pages) are available on Amazon? [more inside]
How can I organize my archive of awesomeness which has mostly pictures? [more inside]
Help me find a toy catalog from my youth. [more inside]
Seeking a fantasy poster from 1993-ish. [more inside]
Hey Librarians! Why is there a trailing zero on this Dewey number? [more inside]
Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
Is there any way to come close to guaranteeing a proper fit when shopping for clothes online/in a catalog? [more inside]
I am interested in creating a pseudo-scientific catalog of personal traits, both quantitative and qualitative, but concrete rather than subjective. Some categories I thought of are: countries or states visited, body measurements, identification numbers (like driver's license, social security, credit card, etc). What are some others?
What is the iconic (or just "your favorite") dead-tree product catalog (listing of merchandise for mail-order sale) for your hobby, industry, or trade? [more inside]
In order to continue putting off packing for an upcoming move, I am looking for software for cataloging home libraries. [more inside]
How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s? [more inside]
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