The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by Library of Congress
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is an impressive account of one card catalogue, that of the Library of Congress. The illustrations include items from the Library of Congress matched with their card catalogue records, which is lovely. It is also an account of the card distribution service, which sounds massive, and the change to electronic catalogues. I now want to read a more general history of cataloguing , not what I expected to feel like reading.
This is an enjoyable, pacy read.
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