emdot By: emdot

dewy? indeed he do.

Relics from a bygone time.

  • Monika 10y

    The last time I used one of those was 10 years ago... It was a great library: dark, old, smelling of old stuff. Gone now.
  • Bill Tyne 10y

    Ah well 574 to 599 now thats the fun place to be (or somewhere round the 820's)
  • Stephanie Cornell 10y

    hey, ever heard of this place?

    it rocks.
  • mike1727 10y

    My favourite library memory is the sound of the stamps used to stamp the return date into books- an iconic thunk which I can mentally reconstruct now from rainy afternoons decades ago..

    Thanks for the memory tweak M.
  • calvo 10y

    mike: yes! definitely remember that sound.
  • Chad Miller 10y

    Look at all that information, just waiting to be mined!

    If I ever give up programming and go back to school, it will be to get a masters degree in library science. Computer science and library science are remarkably related, in that they both focus on studying ways of arranging, storing, and retreiving information. The difference is that comp-sci studies a few of the harder maths, and lib-sci studies a few of the practicalities of media.

    I even (used to) arrange my bookmarks according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

    I wonder if there's a support group for library groupies who liked low-tech libraries.
  • bosquetango 10y

    I've had a love affair with libraries for as long as I can remember. Our local one has gone high tech with it's catalogue now online.
    www.library.nelsonbc.net/
    They have a decidedly low tech solution to fix an errant computer stand at their check out desk!
    library by bosquetango
  • greg 10y

    God, I love card catalog files. There was such simple pleasure in the sound and feel of sliding open those drawers.

    Thanks, mar, for reminding me of that.
  • Eelco 10y

    How old-fashioned. lol.
  • Angelo Amboldi 10y

    Like an old story.
  • Ollie girl 10y

    I like this a lot. Good job!
  • amanda M 10y

    do they still teach the system in school i wonder?
  • B.E.C.K. 10y

    I used to be a librarian (1990-1995), and I had to type up those little cards (and cross-reference cards) whenever we'd get new books. Always loved the card catalog -- the way the drawers opened so smoothly, the blond color, and (of course) all the information contained therein. Wouldn't mind having one of those old cases now.
  • Saffanna 10y

    Just think of all the wonderful things those little drawers could be used for....
  • John Olmstead 10y

    How come Dewy got all the credit? What about Heuy and Leuy?
  • emdot 10y

    Okay all, I inquired whether or not these puppies would be up for public consumption. There was hesitancy in the answer, which insinuates a maybe, but it seemed tinged with "well, everyone wants these" as well.

    Thanks for the comments (and memories and info).

    Johnyo -- Don't you mean Huey Dewy and the News? They're all washed up. ;)
  • NoNo Joe 10y

    This was the paper-internet. I worked at a couple of libraries in the University of Texas at Austin. Let's just say when I go to bookstores, I tend to put the books back in order.
  • Mr. Greenjeans 10y

    How many disease ridden fingers do you suppose slipped through those shiny holes?!!!!
  • emdot 10y

    nono, you must have that syndrome, NoCD?

    ugh, jeans, don't make me think about it. i haven't been sick in two years. two or three weeks into this job and i got a cold pronto. i've been washing my hands a LOT more.

    note to all: i am not a librarian, despite what this series may lead you to believe. ;)
  • littleblackcube 9y

    Love the title!
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