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.
posted by julthumbscrew
on May 12, 2014 -
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.
*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
posted by tracer
on Aug 19, 2013 -
Where can I find a good introduction to best practices for cataloging a newly fledged popular culture document archive? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter
on Jul 15, 2013 -
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]
posted by mwhybark
on Apr 15, 2013 -
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]
posted by mcbeth
on Mar 22, 2013 -
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.
posted by filthy light thief
on Feb 12, 2013 -
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]
posted by Raichle
on Dec 16, 2012 -
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]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Dec 3, 2012 -
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]
posted by GilloD
on Nov 25, 2012 -
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.
posted by letitrain
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Help me compile every obsessive geographical databasing (something like this) website around. [more inside]
posted by setanor
on Mar 8, 2011 -
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]
posted by anigbrowl
on Mar 7, 2011 -
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]
posted by dancingfruitbat
on Feb 15, 2011 -
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)
posted by pcmactech
on Feb 1, 2011 -
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]
posted by catrae
on Jan 25, 2011 -
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]
posted by webhund
on Nov 23, 2010 -
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]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists
on Aug 3, 2010 -
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]
posted by julen
on Jul 27, 2010 -
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]
posted by Jahaza
on Jun 25, 2010 -
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]
posted by Foam Pants
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I'd like to create a library database which would searchable in multiple fields and on the web. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert
on Jun 14, 2010 -
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]
posted by webhund
on Jan 2, 2010 -
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]
posted by timepiece
on Dec 2, 2009 -
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.
posted by snap_dragon
on Oct 29, 2009 -
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 -
Is there any way to come close to guaranteeing a proper fit when shopping for clothes online/in a catalog? [more inside]
posted by frobozz
on Oct 14, 2008 -
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?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Aug 10, 2008 -
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]
posted by cadastral
on Apr 1, 2008 -
In order to continue putting off packing for an upcoming move, I am looking for software for cataloging home libraries. [more inside]
posted by ian1977
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Is there an easy way to manage extensive amounts of .eps & .ai files (Adobe Illustrator) into a .pdf catalog format? I often buy vector pack cds that come with vast amounts of eps/ai files but there is almost always a single .pdf file that has a catalog of all the files in one for easy browsing. Is there a tool that does this automatically?
posted by cheero
on Sep 19, 2007 -
I'm going nuts trying to remember the name of the (fairly common) mail-order catalog that's still in existence, but started out as PBS' gift catalog about 15 or so years ago. Help!!!
posted by Misciel
on Aug 3, 2007 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a really great home electronics company who I believe was catalog only, that I last knew about in the late 80s, when I ordered some dbx brand bookshelf speakers, and denon cd and amp (which I still own and are running strong to this day!)
The catalogs came to my parents house in Santa Barbara, and they had all this really well selected gear, with both narrative and technical descriptions. The narrative felt like an enthusiast, but not snobby high end enthusiast. The company's name was, I believe, two syllables, something like Redken, but I know that's not it. Any idea what company I'm talking about, and if they still exist?
posted by healthyliving
on Jul 15, 2007 -