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How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s?

How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Feb 18, 2008 - 27 answers

Name an important recent book on academic librarianship

What recent book(s) must my wife read to become better versed in the issues facing academic libraries and librarians today? [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Need a library card number to access online databases

I need a library card to access online databases, in particular JSTOR, OED, Author databases and generally the more the better. My state library sucks so I guess I need to buy an out of state card. San Francisco, New York City and Boston seem to have a decent database selection. Any reccomendations for an affordable out of state library card?
posted by stbalbach on Feb 2, 2008 - 16 answers

LibraryFilter

Is it usual for school librarians and teachers to have disagreements and conflicts over "appropriate" content and media in school libraries? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Big BIG Books

Where to find those VERY large storybooks that children's librarians use for storytelling hours? I've searched for "large", "big" and "oversized" storybooks to no avail.
posted by jeanmari on Jan 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Free access to "American Philosophical Society" journal?

Is there a free website when I can view and print articles from old copies of the journal of "The American Philosophical Society?" Even my local public library doesn't offer it for free in that they charge for printing each page and I have some very long articles from the 1800's I need to print. No emailing to another location is allowed. Thank you.
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Jan 8, 2008 - 7 answers

I want to track books I've read and books I want to read.

Where can I keep track, online, of my current list of books read/owned and books I want to read? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Jan 5, 2008 - 21 answers

Apply to low-level positions while out of state?

I am 22 and one year out of undergrad. I would like to get a paraprofessional library job in NYC. I live in Seattle. Is it stupid to expect that I could set up interviews before moving? Will employers even look at my resume now? [more inside]
posted by beefetish on Jan 4, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I weed my book collection?

Due to space restrictions, how do I bid farewell to my home library? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Dec 15, 2007 - 36 answers

Freeware for Alarming Librarians

Help my librarians remember to rove! I need a specific sort of break timer and I can't seem to find one anywhere. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Ook. Ook Ook Ook.

I want a set of Discworld bookends for my Terry Pratchett collection. I'm particularly interested in Death, as I already have a gift set with the Librarian and Rincewind. I'm having trouble even finding the bookends online, and shipping directly from the UK would be pretty expensive, as they're heavy (naturally) and I'm in Florida. Where to look? How to get the best deal? Any help from the hive mind would be greatly appreciated!
posted by misha on Nov 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Trying to decide on MLS school

MLSFilter: Recommendations for a completely online MLS program? [more inside]
posted by n2linux on Nov 7, 2007 - 14 answers

How to create current-looking graphic design?

I am trying to design a banner for a public library web site. I find that all the banners I design are too retro-looking. Kind of 1950s, Alvin Lustig or Saul Bass inspired. Cute, but they don't seem to represent a forward-thinking, technology-oriented library. I am looking for examples of banners that might inspire me, and I am hoping you all might have some suggestions. Also, any elements you think I should try to include or try to avoid. This banner will be seen by tens of thousands of people, and will be the "face" of the library online. Links to examples of what you think works and why it works would be much appreciated. I had no idea that I would have such a hard time with this; I just don't seem to get 2007 design! Thanks.
posted by foxinthesnow on Oct 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Library GroupMetaMindThing

I have a Masters in Library Science. I received it a year and a bit back. In that time, I have been applying for a job in the public library sector as a reference librarian. I am not getting anywhere though I am following professional protocol in regards to a sound cover letter and solid resume. I got a 3.6 GPA in the program which is decent but not perfect. Decent, though. I have recently been broadening my search to places outside of my home state of Indiana (and Indianapolis). If you have any recommendations for the best job site areas to review on a regular basis, I am interested. [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on Oct 24, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me OCLC, you're my only hope...ckhhsssht

How to find the "internet resource" part of a Worldcat listing? [more inside]
posted by sociolibrarian on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Using Your Library

LibraryFilter: What helps / hinders you in your use of the public library? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Sep 29, 2007 - 77 answers

I need to find a place to store my movie and music ratings

I've been using Bibliophil to track my books and reading. Are there similar sites or tools for movies and music? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Cover our sockets

At the public library where I work, our sockets are horribly placed right under the public computers. Because of this placement, our power strips are knocked out of the socket several times a week. [more inside]
posted by toddst on Sep 25, 2007 - 13 answers

How can a library hold the best book sale ever?

Best practices for library book sales? My librarian friend is hosting her first book sale (that is, she's free to run it differently than it has been run for years) and is looking for ideas to make it a fun, profitable and successful event. What kinds of things make a book sale really work? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Sep 24, 2007 - 12 answers

Sorting out a massive audio library

I'm trying to sort and clean up a media library that contains a total of 16431 items, 51.2 days, 108 GB. So hand sorting is out of the question. Itunes seems to have found Some Duplicates, That need to be deleted. This has proven to be a grueling task if its to be done manually. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Sep 24, 2007 - 7 answers

gimme a popup window outisde of my network

I am looking for something that will enable me to write a message that will popup on a computer outside of my network. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Portable music library management software?

I'm looking for an application to play music files from my external hard drive/music library. However, there's a snag. [more inside]
posted by kungfujoe on Sep 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Videogame design program collection development

Hypothetically, if you had $10,000 to build a library collection to support a videogame design/animation program, what items would include? [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Sep 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Automatically reboot Windows after X amount of time

I work in a public library. We currently have a few dozen public use computers that are on a queueing system; however, we are planning on ordering a few new computers that will be on a different network so we are looking at different options. [more inside]
posted by toddst on Aug 29, 2007 - 8 answers

The Fire That Suddenly Bursts Forth in the Close-pack'd Square

CollectionFilter: Our library's Special Collections dept. has just discovered an unusual matchbook in another item of the collection. After looking to see how these books are collected and stored, we found out that the actual matches are usually removed (due to fire hazard, I'm assuming) and the covers stored flat in plastic sleeve. In the case of our matchbook, though, the actual matches are printed to look like soldiers and we'd of course like to keep them. Is there something else we can do to neutralize the flammability of the matches while keeping them intact?
posted by ikahime on Aug 22, 2007 - 8 answers

How to create a file library?

[NoseBleedFilter] How to maintain a file library on Big Computer, and a small selection on Little Computer, so Big Computer Looks like Little Computer, but Little Computer doesn't need to carry all the files in file library? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Aug 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Has anyone ever started or managed a company library?

Has anyone ever started or managed a company library? [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Aug 17, 2007 - 7 answers

How to bend 50 laptops to my will?

Help me exert dread control of 50 laptops! [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Aug 10, 2007 - 20 answers

Book learnin'

What are the social benefits of public libraries (and literacy)? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Aug 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Could a library stream films for patrons?

A former professor of mine and I have been talking for years about building an online database of criticism of a very niche film genre. I've been thinking: why couldn't this site stream the entire films for students? [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Aug 1, 2007 - 9 answers

iTunes added my new music tracks as podcast episodes, but doesn't show them under Podcasts -- how can I delete them?

I added some new music tracks to iTunes, and for some reason it thought they were podcast episodes. So it doesn't show them under 'Music'. But it's not showing them in the 'Podcasts' library either. I've deleted the music files from the Finder, but how can I clear out the tracks from my iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jul 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Which online library is worth paying for?

Which online library is worth paying for? [more inside]
posted by enriquem on Jul 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for complete library sets

Where can I find things like "Penguin Classics Complete Collection", entire libraries? Do publishers (say Dover) offer such things on request? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jul 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Why doesn't my iPod library match my iTunes?

Please help with a strange iTunes 7.3 problem - Library and synced iPod aren't "matching up"! [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Jul 9, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I maintain professional ownership of a potentially inflammatory, but awesome, project?

I have an awesome secret work project, but I'm worried that I'm going to get in trouble if I pursue it. Who can I get to help? How can I best negotiate the office politics? Essentially what I want to do is overhaul our website, but it not my place to do so, nor can I easily keep credit for my idea. A little more detail inside (sorry to be so vague)... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2007 - 18 answers

LibraryThing for Music?

I've fallen in love with LibraryThing...but I wonder if there is a MusicThing? [more inside]
posted by mattr on Jun 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Best Approaches to Work-Study Student Management?

How best to manage work-study students? If you were a work-study student, how did you like to be managed? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

How do I make an eBay lesson plan?

How do I teach library patrons the basics of buying and selling on eBay? [more inside]
posted by english lit.ter bug on Jun 18, 2007 - 13 answers

English library in Tokyo?

Is there a good English library in Tokyo? What about used bookstores? [more inside]
posted by rsk on Jun 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Library Books Software

Library Books is a software program for the Mac OS X that tracks the books you have checked out from the library. Does anybody know of a similar software for the pc (windows)? Further description of the software inside. [more inside]
posted by hubs on Jun 11, 2007 - 6 answers

Why can't I add new mp3s to my Itunes library?

A month or so ago, I became unable to add new tracks to Itunes. Whether I try to add via clicking on the track, dragging into iTunes, or adding the track from the file menu, the result is the same. I have also tried changing my preferences so that the track does not copy to the iTunes library when it is added; still the same. When I try to add a track, my hard drive just spins and makes a little clicking noise and iTunes goes into "not responding" mode, with the spinning pinwheel. [more inside]
posted by fastbacker on Jun 6, 2007 - 7 answers

The World's Busiest Library

The director of Bogota's Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango believes that, with around 10,000 visitors per day, it's the world's most-used library (in terms of physical users). Is there any evidence out there to suggest that she's right or wrong?
posted by Holly on May 30, 2007 - 6 answers

LibraryFilter: Should I make my goal to be a systems librarian?

Reading up on a few posts here, I realized I am building on being pretty well-equipped to become a systems librarian. Should I concentrate on it? [more inside]
posted by griphus on May 24, 2007 - 15 answers

Building a home library

Avid readers: In twenty years, am I going to regret the fact that I only checked books out of the library, rather than amassing my own collection? I read about a book or two a week, and my budget could stand buying 3-4 used books a month.
posted by footnote on May 18, 2007 - 57 answers

List your favorite design publications

What are your favorite publications for graphic designers? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on May 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Where can I find a special effects makeup artist to do a demo for teens in L.A.?

Where can I find a special effects makeup artist in the Los Angeles area who would be willing to do a demo for a room full of teens for a cheap-ish price? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on May 8, 2007 - 5 answers

MLS needed for entry?

Librarians: Is the library the right place for me, and do I need an MLS to get there? [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

What's so bad about being a librarian?

Librarians -- rain on my parade! What didn't they tell you in school? What are the worst parts of your job? What do you regret about your schooling/early career? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Comic nerd's dream/nightmare come true!

I get to take an inventory of my work's comic library. Fun, yes - but also... Yikes. There has to be a better way to track our comics than this clunky excel spreadsheet. And I'm no wiz at filemaker. Is there a free/cheap software that can help? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on May 2, 2007 - 15 answers

1. ISBN 2. Web Service 3. ??? 4. Profit

I need to know which book-related web service/API is best (most complete archive, most up-to-date, most metadata) for looking up information about books given an ISBN-10 or ISBN-13. [more inside]
posted by basicchannel on Apr 17, 2007 - 10 answers

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