I'm looking for a short mystery stories book I read in a library. One of the stories is where a character comes up a flight of stairs and thinks he sees something (a murder?) in someone's apartment, but it's actually some kind of mirrored reflection of a mirrored reflection of someone through a window across the street. The book/collection was published before 1996 and if I remember correctly, was all short story mysteries of 5 to 20 pages.
How to move my iTunes library from one computer to another while keeping in tact the original "date added" field for all 100gbs?
How to move my iTunes library from one computer to another while keeping in tact the original "date added" field for all 100gbs? [more inside]
A server on our home network has over 100GB of mp3s in various states of disrepair. How can we organize them, get rid of duplicates, losslessly normalize volume, name and tag them, and prepare them for streaming? [more inside]
I'm reading "For Whom the Bell Tolls", for the first time, that I got from the library. Every obscenity is printed as "unprintable", "un-nameable", or "obscenity". Obviously Hemingway didn't write that, and it's annoying. Would a modern printing still have these edits? [more inside]
What's the best library database for finding journal articles on Internet and other digital research?
What's the best library database for finding journal articles on Internet and other digital research? [more inside]
I want to be a science librarian. Help me find the right MLS/MLIS program. My main criteria are: many opportunities for practical experience and networking, a track record of gainfully employed alums and, probably the most important, funding. [more inside]
What is a normal rate for losing books from a school or public library? [more inside]
Can you point me towards some articles about planning and methodology for developing small video libraries? [more inside]
Asking for an advisee of mine who wants to pursue a career as an academic librarian. Where are the best PhD-level Library programs in the United States?
Help me haunt my library in time for Halloween! [more inside]
Please help me turn a Windows XP machine into a public listening station to show off our library's music CD collection. Kinda long, sorry [more inside]
Musicfilter. We are a high school library and we're putting together an intro video for sophomores on nonfiction. Anybody know any music that might apply? [more inside]
If I don't want to move far, is academic librarianship out of the question? If so, how do I go about finding a summer practicuum in other fields? [more inside]
How to save a snapshot (image) of a webpage programatically. [more inside]
Do you know anything about the Illinois Civil Service exams for library jobs, or about civil service exams in general? [more inside]
LibraryFilter: How do I look up a book's "category"? [more inside]
Tools for a scientific publisher to provide usage statistics for its subscribers? Is this a good idea? [more inside]
Some publisher used to do a set of volumes of great works, supposedly quality bindings, via a "We'll send you another volume each month, and if you cancel, the edition of Moby Dick is yours to keep" model. Who was that? [more inside]
I have some books I purchased online that are purportedly retired from their originating library's collection. How do I know if they are retired or on the lam? [more inside]
Is there anything wrong with taking pictures of Library books and then posting said pictures to a blog?
Is there anything wrong with taking pictures of Library books and then posting said pictures to a blog? [more inside]
What proportion of books in the library will never be opened again? [more inside]
In the spirit of our local library's summer reading program, we've done a similar program of our own (since our children flew through the initial 1000 minutes of the library program). Help me find an appropriate educational-yet-awesome reward to give them for completing our contest! [more inside]
Is there a way, (3rd party program, plug in, etc...) that will let me compare my iPod's music library against my iTunes library, (maybe on dual panes?) and visually mark which songs on my iTunes library are not in my iPod and viceversa? [more inside]
Auto generation of mp3 playlists for large collections where individual albums are in subfolders - any software suggestions? [more inside]
I'm a Library Assistant who will not leave the Pacific Northwest - if the only jobs I can get are non-MLS, will having an MLS hurt my chances? [more inside]
Can you tell me more about this beautiful Library/Museum of Picture Books in Iwaki, Japan? It was designed by Tadao Ando and completed in 2004 but doesn't show up in any list of his works. [more inside]
What is the easiest and best way for me to share my large iTunes multimedia library amongst 4 Macs? [more inside]
I need to be able to automatically identify language (English, Japaneese, Russian, etc ... ) in which a particular blog-post has been written. (lang attribute might or might not be available). [more inside]
Donating a veterinary disease symptom video - would any library / video collection want this? Is any university veterinary school collecting things like this? [more inside]
I need a quiet place to write in London. A library would be great, but... [more inside]
Help me find a good scanner for library research - good quality, fast, quiet, portable ... cheap? [more inside]
We have Netflix and Gamefly. I want to know if there is a Netbooks or Bookfly equivalent? [more inside]
Is there any open-source book cataloging program, based on MS Access or another popular database, for personal use? [more inside]
What institutions/artefacts/services has the internet categorically seen the back of?
What's the best way to organize and re-tag my enormous MP3 library? (iTunes, Mac 10.5, 20k+ songs) [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a simple open source library management system / book database which offers a searchable web front-end / OPAC and which accepts imported data without MARC records (ie CSV or tab-delimited)? [more inside]
How did paper-based library circulation work before computers? I remember that the librarian stamped the book and the book's card with the due date (by hand), and then kept the card. What did they do with the card? How did they associate the book with my account? Was there a separate ledger where they kept the association? Or did they write my name/number on the card itself?
What are some great animated halloween classics appropriate for the teen set? [more inside]
I’m trying to build a simple web portal to share PDF and HTML documentation with our customers, and allow them to search the documentation. I figured this would be many FOSS tools available to do this, but I keep running into roadblocks… [more inside]
My question is that I want to know what computer science classes at a community college I should take before enrolling in a MLS graduate school? [more inside]
Librarians / Researchers / Gale PowerSearch users/developers! How do I use the word count limit successfully? [more inside]
My Macbook Pro was stolen. Just about the only non-shitty thing about it is that I keep my huge iTunes library on an external drive. All the music files are on the drive, but the data files (library.xml) were on the stolen Mac. I have another Macbook. What's the simplest way I can rebuild my library on it? [more inside]
Looking for guidance on using Google Maps, or a workalike, for a non-map (blueprints) application. [more inside]
What's a thoughtful way to thank two librarians who went through a lot of hassle for me? [more inside]
How do I move my iTunes library from my old PC to my new PC? I listen on my iPhone, not an iPod, which I understand does not function in disk mode. I've searched other answers and can't find one that addresses these particular issues, plus the Apple website claims iTunes version 7.0 "fixes" this problem which really makes me nervous. Thanks!
What materials should I use for labelling the spines of my books? [more inside]
I have just uploaded my very long Amazon wish list into librarything (neat!). I would like to see if these books are available at the Mid-Manhattan library. I know I can search for them one by one in Leo (the NYPL search engine). Is there a more efficient way for me to do this? [more inside]
Attention Librarians (preferably of the public variety): PLEASE help me not blow my best shot at my first full-time Adult Services gig! Long explanation inside, sorry... [more inside]
Dear AskMeFi Librarians and Librarian-Wannabes, can you please explain-slash-distinguish between MARCXML, MODS, METS and EAD in terms of why one is better (or even different) than the other? [more inside]
Why are library search engines always given first names? [more inside]