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Card Tricks

  • 1.  Card Tricks

    Posted 02-06-2020 18:16
    Colleagues,  Oh, nostalgia for the Card Catalog, or not.  Interesting, well written article.

    Source:  Circulating Now NLM, Feb 6, 2020

    Card Tricks: The Decline & Fall of a Bibliographic Tool

    by Circulating Now

    By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ There was a time, not so very long ago, when card catalogues were pretty much synonymous with libraries. You really could not imagine one without the other. As late as the 1960s, some library buildings were architecturally designed around their physical catalogues. The current main building of the National Library […]

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    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')

  • 2.  RE: Card Tricks

    Posted 02-07-2020 12:02
    My job in college included shelving above the rod as well as typing labels & catalog cards.

    Gloria Miller
    US Army Materiel Command