The Lost Art of Library Card Catalogues

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Men working at linotype machines in the Card Division Printing Office of the Library of Congress (c. 1900-1920), from The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by the Library of Congress, published by Chronicle Books 2017 (all images courtesy the Library of Congress)

Men working at linotype machines in the Card Division Printing Office of the Library of Congress (c. 1900-1920), from The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by the Library of Congress, published by Chronicle Books 2017 (all images courtesy the Library of Congress)

Supply catalog from the Library Bureau (1897-1920), from The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by the Library of Congress, published by Chronicle Books 2017

Supply catalog from the Library Bureau (1897-1920), from The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by the Library of Congress, published by Chronicle Books 2017

The art of writing card catalogue entries may be dying, but they still tell us a lot about our data past.

Source: The Lost Art of Library Card Catalogues

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