The Fascinating History of Card Catalogs

Topic: BooksCatalogingFriday Time KillersLibrariesLibrary Of CongressYes, according to the history of card catalogs is weirdly fascinating.
So don’t disengage just yet…The Library of Congress just released a book on the history of the card catalog, and while I can physically feel you clicking away from this article even as I type I recommend that you don’t.

The Card Catalog makes a persuasive case that cataloging knowledge is fundamental to the acquisition and spread of knowledge, and that a working library catalog is, in some ways, a basic necessity of civilization. And since cataloging is a calling that attracts neurotic …read more

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