File This Under Nostalgia: New Book Pays Tribute To The Library Card Catalog

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If you do a Google search for "card catalog" it will likely return Pinterest-worthy images of antique furniture for sale — boxy, wooden cabinets with tiny drawers, great for storing knick-knacks, jewelry or art supplies.

But before these cabinets held household objects, they held countless index cards — which, at the time, were the pathways to knowledge and information. A new book from the Library of Congress celebrates these catalogs as the analog ancestor of the search engine.

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Here is an LISNEWS post about the book from March 29.

http://lisnews.org/the_card_catalog_books_cards_and_literary_treasures

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