In the next day or two, I'll be getting some microfiche via ILL for an academic project. Ideally, I'd be able to digitize portions (50-100pp, probably) of them for future use in a way more efficient (and cheaper...) than printing out paper copies and scanning them. I have a Nikon D80 with a 50mm f/1.8 and a 105mm f/2.8 (I think) and a tripod, an iPad 3, a MacBook Pro, and a grad student budget. My campus has photocopiers that are also flatbed scanners; I'd be able to use one for an extended period of time if necessary. Any suggestions about the best ways to do this?
Is there an official term to describe this style of correspondence, essentially a single long letter written in segments over months and years? [more inside]
Is there demand for digital librarians trained in data management, exposing electronic collections, digital archiving, and so on? [more inside]
What rare, important, especially unusual recordings can I only see at TV museums in the U.S.? [more inside]
Looking for an online resource which will make me into an instant Archivist/Librarian... Ha ha... not really but close. I am setting up an online archive of old records, photos, and other documents. I would like to do this right so that the average Joe can use it but also so that librarians and archivists won't look down their noses at me. Are there any sites out there which have basic information on this sort of thing? [more inside]
Hi Librarians and other tech-savvy folk! My sister is a new librarian in a cooporate setting. She looking for a way to make Pintrest users love an integrated library system. [more inside]
Help me decide whether or not to go to library school. What is it like to search for jobs and work as a (special) librarian? [more inside]
I want to get the full text of several articles I wrote that were published in Bay Area newspapers between 2005 and 2007. What periodicals database should I be hitting? Preferred sources: free or accessible via New York Public Library. [more inside]
Records about nuclear test series -- Operation WIGWAM and HARDTACK I. Willing to trade.... [more inside]
Is there any way to access the awesome Early English Books Online database without being tied to a university? Is there a private library or an online service I can join?
Trying to find memory-holed "60 Minutes" episode from 1986... can anyone help? [more inside]