• Card Catalog, pre-OPAC days, though MARC had been invented by this time, developed for use at the Library of Congress, and still the backbone of this:


    Of course, at first MARC was used to automate the *printing* of library cards.
  • Circulation Desk.
  • The floor looks funky because I have a crappy scanner; it does NOT look this garish in the original.
  • Cards, i.e. descriptive cataloging, organized according to AACR2
  • Classification done using Dewey Decimal System:

Library interior, circa 1978; World Book Encyclopedia

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(1978) Photograph used to headline the article on "(the) Library", 1978 edition of World Book Encyclopedia.

Appears to be a large public library. Note the large card catalog prominently displayed.

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  1. foundimagination 84 months ago | reply

    I miss card catalogs. :(

  2. kellyjeanne 84 months ago | reply

    I miss card catalogs too!

  3. EllenJo 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Generation X, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. plummingservice 78 months ago | reply

    am i the only young person who even remembers these?

    and, i miss them to.

  5. retro-space 72 months ago | reply

    Looks a bit like the library in The Breakfast Club (minus the card catalogs).

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