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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

What can I use to sort the file structure of my media library's in Linux?

Is there a Linux equivalent of Itunes from the aspect of how it seamlessly organizes the files in my hard disk. One thing I have come to learn throughout my years of computing' is never rely on anything but the basics when you are able. So basically now that my music has proper tags and album art I want to maintain my library's constant growth with as little effort as possible. Basically I'm looking for my library to look like this /home/user/music_library/[artist]/[album]/[track name].mp3 Basically something like itunes "consolidate library" option. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Apr 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Making a complaint about police in a college library

My university library turned vicious today when they had a policeman threaten to drag me out in handcuffs for "disorderly conduct" because I said "fucking" one time, and not loudly. He called it a "warning," but his attitude was full-bore Authoritarian Condescension. The situation is strange enough that it seems like I shouldn't just let this lie, but what is the best way to complain to the school, officially, without actually doing something brash like suing? [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 31, 2007 - 77 answers

iTunes library moving issues

I've moved my iTunes folder from a network drive to a local drive. I need to reformat the remote drive... but Apple says I need to leave certain files from the old directory in place. Also, there's a big size difference between the old and new folders. Help! [more inside]
posted by onshi on Mar 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Congenial study spots in and/or around Baltimore, MD?

I need to find a good spot to study. I like libraries, particularly of the academic sort. What's the most congenial library in the Baltimore, MD area? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Is there a "universal" book?

Which book would you consider a "universal" book? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Mar 14, 2007 - 57 answers

How many Xs in a Y?

SillyGamesFilter: how many Xs in a Y (library-related)? [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle on Mar 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Exotic stereotype busting librarian jobs

What are some examples of exotic librarian jobs or jobs out of the norm for a person with an MLS? [more inside]
posted by andendau on Mar 6, 2007 - 25 answers

Name for the study of the knowledge organization?

What is the name for the study of the organization of knowledge? [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Mar 5, 2007 - 27 answers

Restrictions on using laptop in coffee shop or library?

Hello, I was wondering what are the standard rules for taking a laptop to a coffee shop or library. My laptop battery only lasts about 45 minutes, so do they allow you to plug in? And also, what are the normal costs of wifi access, if any? Thank you.
posted by CliffDiving44 on Feb 20, 2007 - 18 answers

How soon to apply for a new job as an archivist?

Attention archivists! Seeking realistic timeline for hiring-- the sweet, sweet grant money is running out... [more inside]
posted by modavis on Feb 12, 2007 - 3 answers

ISO Public Library Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives

To librarians: I am looking for a strategic plan for a public library. It needs to have the following components: vision, mission, goals and objectives. I have to review the four parts for my Library Management course. Thanks in advance PS Ideally I would prefer short yet detailed (I saw one that was 34 pages today!)
posted by melissaz on Feb 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Code Snippets Management Software

Which is the best (free or reasonably priced) program for Windows that I can use to save a growing collection of code snippets? Ideally should be able to rapidly find and extract snippets I'm looking for, that might mean instant searching, tags, favorites bar, or whatever. Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by jak68 on Feb 7, 2007 - 13 answers

I want my Recherche!

Cool NYC libraries, foreign language books in NYC & availability of book borrowing to foreign people in NYC libraries. (mi) [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Jan 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Need help from someone familiar with LibraryWorld Gold

Attention tech-savvy librarians! I need some help from anyone who is familiar with the library cataloging software LibraryWorld Gold. Is there a way I can write some kind of batch utility to add a field and a tag to about a thousand records? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Jan 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Junk songs wasting space

I have too many junk songs as a part of a compilation or a soundtrack or an album with a couple of good songs. On one hand I dont wanna break up the album, on the other, I don't want to waste space. What should I do? What do you do?
posted by riffola on Jan 17, 2007 - 18 answers

Career change via MSC in Library and Information Studies - pipe dream or not?

Considering doing an MSc in Library and Information Studies, and would appreciate people's views. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I get this interview?

Specific questions about work at a library... [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Dec 21, 2006 - 7 answers


I need to catalogue my non-profit's library of books and videos. We want it to be accessible for students and faculty to easily see what we own and what is currently available for borrowing. I have been looking at LibraryThing, and am pretty impressed, but I can't see a way to incorporate our films, to give each item an id number, or to mark what is currently borrowed or available. Are there ways for me to do this, or would another site/software be better?
posted by arcticwoman on Dec 14, 2006 - 10 answers

What are your favorite books?

If you could buy any computer book(s) or subscribe to any tech-related journal(s), what would it (they) be? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Dec 13, 2006 - 10 answers

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