I'm trying to expand my reference library. What are your favorite inspiring books (the kinds with photos/artwork in them?) [more inside]
How do I become a librarian? I will soon have a PhD in English but am not sure academia is for me. How difficult would it be to get a job as a librarian, and what are the necessary steps to doing so (obviously an MLS degree)?
I've been tasked with finding a bunch of books, and have author names and occasionally publisher, genre or topic. Some of the authors are academics and seem to have published mostly in journals or edited group anthologies. Hælp me you dominators of printed matter, how to find? [more inside]
What questions do library users most often ask? [more inside]
What else can I get at the library, aside from the obvious (books)? [more inside]
What would be some good music with a theme of circles for pi day (3/14)? [more inside]
Attention librarians: please help me find check-out cards for a book collection I am setting up at work. [more inside]
Why is the (supposed) story about libraries and the recession seemingly spontaneously appearing in every single newspaper this week? [more inside]
How can I de-dupe my entire music library while preserving iTunes data? [more inside]
How do I kill these zombie magazine subscriptions? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to share my music on one computer with two other computers in a way that makes iTunes happy. [more inside]
Is it possible to edit the iTunes "Date Added" field? I am trying to relocate all of the music in my iTunes library from one computer to another and have had no luck keeping the "date added" field in tact. I am willing to manually edit the date added field for every album to match my old database. Is there an easier way to do this other than to constantly reset my system clock? I have over 1100 albums!
I'd like some suggestions for a place to keep track of family births and events, much like traditionally done in a family bible. Books are nice, but all media considered. Points given in three categories: potential longevity, flexibility of data handling, and style. [more inside]
I'm looking to regain online access to iub's library. [more inside]
How can I group all of my individual (not on an album that I own) tracks together in itunes so that Cover Flow really is just whole albums that I own? [more inside]
Can't seem to get this to work. iTunes sharing + iPhone remote - Mac Book Pro works, Xp doesn't; same network. Ideas? [more inside]
What are good spots (cafes, libraries, etc.) for laptopping in Montreal? [more inside]
Hey Librarians! Why is there a trailing zero on this Dewey number? [more inside]
Shell scripting quandry: running apt-get and then running a command that requires a apt-get installed package fails because bash doesn't wait for apt-get to finish... [more inside]
Help me get my PDF's organised! I need to be reading large quantities of academic papers for research I am working on and currently don't have a way to keep my readings organised. Is there some snazzy yet simple software (preferably for linux) to help me keep a library of PDF files, and hopefully jot some comments down after I'm done reading? Additionally, any good linux software for simple highlighting/annotating of these files?
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]