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card catalog

  • n  a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
  • n  an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
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  • Greenfield librarian turns catalog cards into art
    GREENFIELD, Mass. — Once central to any quest to locate books within a library, the fate of card catalogs was sealed with the rise of the Internet and computer searches, relegating many of those index cards to the country's basements, storage cabinets and trash bins. But on a wall in the corner of Greenfield Community College's Nahman-Watson Library, 128 artifacts from the library's card catalog ...
    June 8, 2013 - Boston Herald

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