Tuesday, March 02, 2010

University of Michigan Library to bid farewell to card catalogs

The Grand Ledge High School Library went online with our OPAC back in 1997, and had no problem transitioning away from the card catalog. The only dilemma was what to do with the wealth of cards (title, author, subject, and shelf list). Curious how some library folk -- employees and nostalgists alike -- cling to the paper-based card catalog. We did, though, keep the units themselves, selling some of them later to collectores and keeping some for display purposes.

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