When you walk into a library, you can see just how easy it is to find the things you’re looking for. All you need to do is to go over to a computer terminal, type in your query and then find the number or the author’s name by which to search. But your bookshelf at home probably isn’t that accessible. However, if you want to make your bookshelf more user friendly, you will want to look into book library software as a way to be your own personal librarian. With book library software, you can do a number of things. To start off, you will simply install the software onto your computer and begin to input your books. This will be the lengthiest part of the process, with the time depending on the number of books you need to enter. Once you have entered in your books, you will see that a great deal of data is entered in the spreadsheet as well. You will see that the plot summary is there, reviews, and even book cover illustrations are visible. This system works much like the digital mp3s you might download from sites, and this system is just as user friendly. Once you have your books assembled on the ‘shelf,’ you can then arrange your books in any way you see fit. This will help you to easily sort the books you already own into categories which make sense to you. Some people like to sort by authors, while others like to sort by genres or by series names. What’s even more helpful about book library software is that you can change the way you arrange your books as many times as you like. This way, you will be able to personalize your personal library as often as you like, depending on your mood and on your needs at the time. Many book library software programs will also allow you to create easy to access lists for the books you own. This way, you can share your books with others, without having to ship them to them or to try to remember what you have on hand. This will help especially if you are thinking about selling off any books as a used bookseller. Or you can simply have an extra copy of your book list as a spreadsheet document that can be saved on your computer. You might also want to create a box of text in your book library software spreadsheet that will allow you to keep track of who might have borrowed a book from you, as many people who love books know others who love books too. This way, your book collection is always organized and within your grasp, even if one book is with a friend – at least you know where it is. With book library software, you don’t have to have shelves of books you don’t remember, you can keep track of what you own and what you still want to purchase in the future. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=358155&ca=Computers+and+Technology
Having a private library in your home is something that can serve a number of functions in your life. First of all, it can be your own personal sanctuary away from the problems and pressures of the outside world. As long as you are within the walls of your library you can focus on anything you want, and nothing has to edge in on your private time. It is your space for self-enrichment, and that is what makes it so important to take care when designing your home library. If you are able to find the right balance when you are designing your home library, the result will be your perfect sanctum of knowledge and enrichment. The first thing to consider when you are designing your home library is what sorts of library furniture you will need to have. Now, these needs will certainly be different from one person to the next, depending on what precisely you intend to use your library for. In some cases, your home library might be part home office, in which case you will probably need a desk with enough room for paperwork and a computer to fit comfortably. Or, perhaps, you would rather use your library as a study, a private place to read and think, in which case you will need a comfortable chair and a great deal of shelf space upon which you can store your books and so on. If you want your library to also be able to support some manner of crafts you might be interested in, such as puzzles or models, or even some other interest you might have, like coin or stamp collecting, then you may want to include some large table space to give yourself a place to work. Another important thing to consider when you are designing your home library is what sort of atmosphere you want to have. That depends entirely upon your personal preference, and what sort of atmosphere suits you best. If, for instance, you are the kind of person who likes a dim room that will allow you to relax in order to focus, then you should work in dark tones and adjustable lighting into your design. If you prefer a brighter atmosphere, than obviously you should work in lighter tones and brighter lighting. The most important thing to focus on when you are designing your home library is to know what you want out of the end result, and then strive for that goal. If you want a place to have fun, then focus on fun in your design. If you want a quiet place to work, then make your space work-friendly. If you just want somewhere to relax, then tailor your design to whatever puts you most at ease. Whatever method you choose in the end, designing your home library will be a rewarding experience that will yield even more rewarding results. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=111396&ca=Home+Management
Your movie library isn’t what it used to be. Even though you might think movie night is exciting, your friends are starting to tire from the same old movies again and again. Just because you like to watch the same movies more than once doesn’t necessarily mean your friends and family do. You need to start getting smarter about your movies, without having to take up a lot of time or money. Here are some signs that your movie library needs help – and what you can do about it. You Watch the Same Movie Every Night While it might not seem possible, there are many people who truly watch the same movie again and again. If this sounds like the case in your movie library, you need to rethink this habit. Though this movie might be good, eventually you will tire of it and then you’ll be left without anything to watch. Instead, it’s a good idea to switch things up by ordering movies online or through a local video store to see what you like and whether you can fit this into your budget. IDEA: Have a movie swap night. Encourage all of your friends to bring over their favorite movies and you can swap movies to see what others might like from your collection, while also expanding your horizons. You Can’t Find New Movies You end up choosing the same movie again and again because you can’t find the movies you do have. When this is the case with your movie library, you need to think about software that can help you get organized and stay organized. That way, you can reach for what you want and not just for what you can find. IDEA: Invest in movie library software that helps you see what you own and where it is. This only takes a few moments to set up and it can help you learn more about your movie collection. You Don’t Know What to Buy Sometimes, you stick with the same movies in your movie library because you just don’t know what to buy. If your collection was organized, you would see that you have some movies that are missing their sequels or related movies. Again, getting organized is the best way to combat the problem of not knowing what to buy. You can then keep a list of what you want to purchase or what you want to receive as gifts from others. IDEA: Find out what you own and then start looking to see what’s missing from your collection. You might find that you are missing a certain movie that’s been done by your favorite actor or actress. Your movie library doesn’t have to be a burden. Instead, you need to look for ways to enhance what you already have, enjoy what you buy, and then add to your collection as needed. You don’t have to be stuck watching the same movie as everyone else – and nor does your family. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=783952&ca=Entertainment
I’ve long had a passion for improving the findability within libraries. The richness of the cultural artifacts that one can find with a bit of foraging astonishes the imagination. I had the pleasure of working with the Applied Research in Patacriticism group at the University of Virginia. While building the first version of Collex (collect/exhibit) for NINES I was approached by Bess Sadler asking about the viability of using Solr for searching and faceting on library data. The library world was just seeing scalable faceting take stage with NCSU’s Endeca installation, but the price tag prohibited most every other institution from enjoying faceting. With the prodding from Bess, I learned a bit about MARC, created some Ruby scripts, invented Solr Flare, and was able to pretty much match what NCSU was doing with only a handful of evenings of hacking. I presented my work with an all-day preconference class on Solr and keynote at the 2007 code4lib conference. A lot of things have happened since, and in a large part because of, this initial work. Solr Flare spun off into Blacklight, a Ruby on Rails front-end being used by Stanford’s SearchWorks effort, UVa’s “VIRGO Beta”, and a number of other institutions. VUFind, a PHP-based front-end, is also a popular front-end technology, and there are several other OPACs (online public access catalog, fancy name for “website with a search box”) that reside on top of Solr. VUFind and Blacklight both share a common indexer, SolrMarc. SolrMarc provides a flexible, extensible tool for mapping the complex standard library MARC format into Solr documents. Recently it was reported that that SolrMarc indexing performance needed help (Stanford reported 12 hours to index 6M records). I couldn’t help but want to help. So I grabbed the latest SolrMarc (version 2.1, in development), a publicly available MARC file containing 5.7M records, and gave it a try. First I ran SolrMarc against the file, and I killed the job after 9 hours. Rather than looking too deep into the code to see what might be wrong, I decided to get a baseline on how fast indexing MARC could be using the simplest thing that could possibly work. I created a custom MarcEntityProcessor, a hook into Solr’s DataImportHandler. Using the MARC4J library directly, only indexing the id and a toString() of the entire MARC record, I was able to index the same dataset in 55 minutes. It went from 22 docs/s to 1,745 docs/s! To be fair, my implementation didn’t do the fancy mappings needed in the real world, and there is still a bit of work to do in order to fully flesh out a DataImportHandler refactoring, but hopefully this new approach will be embraced by the library Solr community. This was a long-winded way of saying… I’m devoting a chunk of my next couple of months to the needs of the Solr using library community. My favorite conference of all time is coming up, code4lib conference, and I’m getting ramped up. Naomi Dushay (of Stanford) and I are leading a Solr Blackbelt preconference where we’ll be going through heavy topics like query parsing and improving relevancy. Stay tuned for lots more light being shed on Solr in the Library! Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=667558&ca=Computers+and+Technology
Inter national institute of fashion design (inifd), world’s largest network of design institute with 18 years of existence, over 2 lac pass outs and approximately 20,000 students passing out each year, inifd centres worldwide, national and international collaborations, providing the nation’s common man a new perspective and career in fashion and design. INIFD is recognized & accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO), an independent, international quality assurance agency established for the purpose of recognizing the quality and achievements of educational institutions for its global quality and excellence in education. INIFD Bangalore, having its presence for the past 6 years aims to take education in fashion and Interior design to the common man in India by providing quality design education. Today, supported by Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan (Italy) INIFD has presence across the length and breadth of the country. INIFD BANGALORE has provided great talent to the Fashion & Interior Industry. INIFD is the Official Knowledge Partner of India’s premier fashion and lifestyle event – Lakme Fashion Week. INIFD celebrates its 18 years in its existence associating with Lakme Fashion Week. The synergy between the education and learning centre and the fashion week is a first ever attempt to integrate knowledge sharing between the leaders of the fashion business and the future of fashion in India. INIFD aims to take education in fashion and design to the common man in India. It prepares students for professional excellence in design, fashion, and business by providing the premier educational experience that fosters creativity, career focus and a global perspective. Career Opportunities Fashion Designe Costume Designe Fashion Merchandise Fashion Consultant Personal Stylist Technical Designe Graphic Designe Export Houses Textile Mills Films/Television Faculty- EducationIndustry Self Employed Interior Designe Residential Designe Commercial Designe CAD Designer [Computer Aided Design] Design Consultant Furniture Designe Lightning Designe Design Educato Facility Manage Retail Industries Retail Estate Industries Films / Television Facility-Education Industry Self Employed 10 Reasons to make you proud Almost everyone needs the services of an Interior Designer at one time or another. This means clients are willing to pay for your design talent. As an Interior Designer you can work from home on a full or part-time basis. Or make Interior Design a profitable sideline. A vast range of design and design product companies rely on the Interior Designer to assist in creative projects. The experience of working alongside other creative professionals is both exciting and rewarding. You’ll have the required knowledge and skills to assist family and friends. Watch the interest that is created when you say: “I’m studying Interior Design”. Interior Designers also enjoy great professional benefits. For example it’s common practice for professional designers to be offered valuable discounts on furnishings, decor, art, accessories and more. With the right qualifications you can also gain entry to “professional only” showrooms, exclusive trade shows and design expos. This is an easy way to become self-employed whatever your current lifestyle. Basically you can set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you choose. We’ll show you how You are getting paid to provide help you’d probably do for fun anyway Your new design skills will almost certainly benefit your own environment. This is a profession that puts you in touch with interesting people and allows you to do interesting things. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1937149&ca=Home+Management
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