Friday, April 20, 2012

Dance of the Card Catalog

Back in the day, before libraries had online catalogs, we found books by using card catalogs - drawers full on index cards on which books were categorized by subject, title, and author. There are still a few of these relics around (I saw one last week during my "insiders tour" of the Boston Public Library). The folks at Yale University's Sterling Library created this video to show off the rather large card catalog still housed there.

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