Reducing Information Pollution

The Card Catalog Is Officially Dead

Source: Smithsonian
Author: Erin Blakemore
Date: 10/05/2015
Excerpt: It’s been a long time since most libraries were filled with card catalogs — drawers upon drawers of paper cards with information about books. But now, the final toll of the old-fashioned reference system’s death knell has rung for good: The library cooperative that printed and provided catalog cards has officially called it quits on the old-fashioned technology.
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