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Printed Card Catalogs for Libraries are Dead

Yep, it’s official. The last company to print card catalogs for libraries has called it quits.

“Print library catalogs served a useful purpose for more than 100 years, making resources easy to find within the walls of the physical library,” Skip Prichard, CEO of OCLC, said in a blog post. Now, with comprehensive, cloud-based catalogs like OCLC’s WorldCat available to libraries, there’s just no need for cards any longer.

Read more: on the Smithsonian Website

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