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Help me find a way to database a high res photo library

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 - 5 answers

Seeking ANG Newspaper Group fulltext archives

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]
posted by brainwane on Jan 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me reign in iTunes

Please help me reign in iTunes! I want iTunes to automatically organize almost all of my music into folders of its choosing, but I want to prevent it from organizing certain folders/albums of music that I have. Is there an easy way to do this that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

How to get access to ProQuest's Historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch database?

How can I obtain access to ProQuest's Historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch [1874-1922] database? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me choose an ILS for a really tiny library

An integrated library system (ILS) that is easy to use for a very, very small library? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Dec 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Book-themed woodcuts?

Looking for woodcuts or vector art of books and book-related themes. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Dec 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Help a non-academic develop research skills for a wonky in-depth project

I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2010 - 23 answers

I want to go to a book to find a library

All great libraries have books in them, but how many great books have libraries in them? I just finished reading "Big Machine" by Victor Lavalle, and am currently reading "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami (yes, finally!), and it's purely coincidental, but they both happen to feature libraries prominently. So now I'd like to know what other really good novels feature libraries in a significant way. [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Non-Chinese-speaker seeks great Chinese book

I need a Chinese book. I have $25 to spend. What's the best one to get? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Nov 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Which art periodicals database is superior?

Librarians, art historians, art researchers and scholars: From the perspective of art historical periodicals research with the widest range of relevance for art studio and art history students and instructors, which is the better database, Art Abstracts ~ or ~ Art and Architecture Complete? [more inside]
posted by xod on Nov 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Why does a Windows 7 library's default save location depend on how it is accessed?

Why does a Windows 7 library's default save location depend on how it is accessed? [more inside]
posted by Rat Spatula on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Setting up 60 laptops for loan in a busy academic library?

Setting up 60 laptops for loan in a busy academic library? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 1, 2010 - 9 answers

You help me! You help me fix my music library!

My MP3 Library is a mess. I want to fix it. I know these questions have been asked before, but mine is perhaps a bit more particular. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 30, 2010 - 21 answers

Gotta catch 'em all.

How many separate library systems are there in the greater Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Oct 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Best online way to demo a print magazine

Improving how a print magazine is viewed online in PDF format/format that keeps the integrity of the print version: 1) What's your favorite PDF viewer and 2) What's this example? [more inside]
posted by sambiamb on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

What ebook reader should I lend from my small school library?

I run an elementary school library in an economically diverse urban neighborhood. I want to buy a couple ebook readers so that my kids can see what using them is like (and so I can learn about the issues around lending and using these devices.) Various questions inside. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Oct 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Software for a small library

What kind of cheap/affordable cataloging software is out there for small libraries? [more inside]
posted by zsazsa on Oct 22, 2010 - 5 answers

What do I need to learn in library school before I graduate?

What do I need to learn in library school before I graduate, if I'm not sure what I want to do when I'm done? [more inside]
posted by zoetrope on Oct 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Not Enough Applicants For Library Position

Interviews for a job I really, really want postponed because there were "not enough applicants." Help me understand this and maximize my chances. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Looking for an investment library in New York

I'm trying to find the name and address of a library near Grand Central Station in New York that's geared toward investors/financial research. It's a small, private library not affiliated with the New York Public Library system. I know the library exists (or existed until recently), but I can't find anything online. The library may be affiliated with some sort of society for investment professionals or financial analysts. It's *not* the NYPL Science, Industry and Business Library.
posted by zembla3 on Oct 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Help us understand the crack epidemic of the 80s and 90s.

My son is doing research on the crack epidemic of the 80s and 90s and we're having trouble locating source material. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Oct 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Embedded Images

Is their a service that would allow me to upload my images and embed them into my website in a particular style (see this link for a crude mock-up). I also want the ability for the user to click on an image and for a bigger version to appear (using jQuery or some other javacript library). [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Seeking a road map to the periodical world.

What are good resources for magazine/journal literacy, maps of the terrain of the periodical world? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Oct 7, 2010 - 3 answers

My subset of the Library of Congress

I'd like to put a personal library of around 200 books in order by the Library of Congress Classification System. I plan to take them off my shelves then scan all of their ISBNs for inclusion on LibraryThing... Then what? How do I get LCC numbers from ISBN numbers for ordering/labeling? How should I label them? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Oct 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Recommend good software for cataloging my library of vinyl music

Looking for the best solution for cataloging my vinyl collection - is collectorz.com's Music Collector my best bet, or is there something more customizable and/or tailored to vinyl collectors? [more inside]
posted by Banky_Edwards on Sep 24, 2010 - 5 answers

It WASN'T Goosebumps Vol. 873 : The Case of the Pernicious Pog

Calling upon the Hive Mind to once again exercise its SUPER DEADLY NINJA POWERS and identify another obscure, barely-remembered book! This time, it's an ancient kids' book. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Sep 21, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I play 4TB of music on separate hard drives on iTunes?

I have about 4TB of music on 4 separate hard drives. None of this music is currently imported into iTunes. I'd like to keep it on the hard drives -- and be able to access any of the hard drives through iTunes [i.e. the music from all 4 hard drives would appear in my music library but remain on their original hard drive.] What's the best way to do this?
posted by melodykramer on Sep 14, 2010 - 3 answers

How many to (probably) catch 'em all?

Statistics question: How many tries are necessary for 99.9% chance of full coverage of a heterogenous population? [more inside]
posted by Jorus on Sep 10, 2010 - 26 answers

English words and terms that have changed meaning?

What are some English words and terms that have changed meaning significantly in the last century or so? [more inside]
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y on Sep 8, 2010 - 69 answers

Help finding an inexpensive, yet totally awesome, book!

What book should I choose to be dedicated to me in honor of my recent graduation? [more inside]
posted by jenny76 on Sep 4, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I organise a veggie swap?

There's a gardener coming to speak at the library I work on next month and I thought I would also organise a veggie swap afterwards. So the publicity has gone out, my neighbours are coming and there has been interest from the local council and environment groups who are interested in starting their own if it goes well. My problem is I'm not sure how to practically run it. Should I issue tickets roughly based on market value when people drop off their produce or should I let it go for a free for all working on a trust basis. Anyone run one of these before? Any advise in general?
posted by nicole.hilder on Aug 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I lend a collection of art books?

[LibraryFilter] Can I lend a collection of art books to a library? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 23, 2010 - 4 answers

What is the best way to describe my future ambitions in my personal statement on my MLIS application?

I am applying to a competitive MLIS program in a couple months, and I would like some advice on how to talk about my somewhat unusual plans for the future. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Aug 13, 2010 - 4 answers

What are your favorite science blogs?

What are some of the best Science (or more specifically Bioscience/natural resources) Blogs? [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Aug 12, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I digitize my entire library?

I have many books - several thousand. I may soon be moving to a house with more limited space. I'm considering scanning all the books, and then destroying them or putting them into storage. Is this feasible? What hardware and software would I need? Has anyone done this already, and are there any internet resources to help with this? [more inside]
posted by siskin on Aug 11, 2010 - 56 answers

Help Me Automatically Publish a Nicely Formatted List of My Media

I have a large collection of digital music, movies, and TV shows that I am adding to on a regular basis. I would like to come up with a way to create a nicely formatted list of all of this media on a scheduled basis and publish this for others to view. Please Help! [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Aug 6, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I use my MLIS and my language skills?

What are potential career options for an MLIS graduate interested in using language and translation skills on the job as well? I am a 21-year-old undergraduate student who will be graduating one quarter early in March 2011. This summer I'm applying to the UW's iSchool MLIS program and hope to start Autumn Quarter 2011. I am very interested in traditional library work, but in the last couple years I have worked hard to learn Spanish. I'm currently training to be a Spanish-English translator and interpreter as well, as this will help pay for my MLIS degree. I would really love a career that could incorporate my growing interests in linguistics and translation, as well as my interests in the research and service-oriented aspects of librarianship. Any suggestions? I know the State Department has some positions that would incorporate all these skills, and I'm looking for other options, too.
posted by wansac on Aug 3, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I make myself more competive as an applicant in the Library profession?

I am about to enter my Master of Library & Information Science and I am curious to know which areas are of most value when it comes to employment in Library & Information Sciences? Which ones will make me more competitive in the current (Canadian) job market? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Library Finding A.M. Best's supplements in the public library

Cannot find periodicals in the library. I am trying to find two reports by A.M. Best: "Whole Life: With Dividend Histories" and "1997 Historical Supplement: 10- and 20-Year Whole Life Dividend Performance" as recommended in this LA Times article. Contrary to the article, my library does not appear to stock these. Are there any sources I am overlooking? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on Jul 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Trying to find an article in Intl Jour Intercultural Relations

How can I find a library with access (preferably electronic) to the International Journal of Intercultural Relations? I am looking for this 1992 article. [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Jul 24, 2010 - 7 answers

How much financial support do libraries derive from overdue fines?

How much financial support do libraries derive from overdue fines? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jul 21, 2010 - 23 answers

University digital resources - help me take advantage of them!

Beyond the stacks - what library e-resources shouldn't I miss as a new grad student? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jul 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Culling my musical herd

Looking for a media player for Windows that can directly delete files. [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Planting Database

Plant/Computers Filter: What's the best way to create an easily searchable digital database/library? Any program recommendations? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Jul 2, 2010 - 4 answers

I enter into evidence Item #12

Where would one get copies of evidence presented in a U.S. congressional hearing? Difficulty: 1940s. [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me weed older fiction from my elementary school library

What classic books belong in an elementary school library? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Jun 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Get thee to a seminary

Should I become a librarian in a seminary? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Real or fictional examples of government erasing information from an archive.

I'm trying to brainstorm real or fictional examples of some government or person in power trying to change or hide historical information by erasing, changing, or withholding items from a library or archive. [more inside]
posted by GPF on Jun 2, 2010 - 41 answers

Disappearing nuke... archives

Records about nuclear test series -- Operation WIGWAM and HARDTACK I. Willing to trade.... [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Jun 1, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I find information about cat personality research?

Librarians? Anyone? I'm looking for information on describing and/or predicting cat personality characteristics. I've been trying to find a library (or otherwise borrowable) copy of the ASPCA's "Meet Your Match Feline-ality guide" somewhere, or science/research/articles about it. No hits in WorldCat. Is it hopeless? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 30, 2010 - 6 answers

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