The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1784566
Posted By: Rapparee
15-Jul-06 - 09:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Oh no! We still use catalog cards and still maintain the card catalog. In fact, we use both a computer catalog AND a card catalog. And the catalog cards are written in the "library hand" using crow-quill pens and that good ink that doesn't fade or go brown. Technical Services insists on doing this, and they have a 55-gallon drum of ink in the back that's never been tapped along with several hundred pounds of new catalog cards. Out here in Idaho, a very "red" state, we don't hold with all them new, unproven, things like typewrites and stuff. We wouldn't have the IBM-PCs we have if the State Library hadn't bought 'em for us. And a danged good thing they bought us all them 5.25 inch floppy disks at the same time, too, 'cause there's only a couple stores around here that sell 'em anymore.