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I, too, remember those catalogs, mostly because my very first full time 
job in a library was at Hatcher working on the serials conversion 
project and then later as a cataloger in the humanities division. I 
guess I'm more surprised that the cards survived this long!

Koren, Johan - ECE wrote:

> As a graduate of the University of Michiganís Library school (I got my 
> AMLS in 1986 and my Phd in 1992), I can remember the whole room full 
> of these card catalogs when they were still on the same floor as the 
> reading room and the reference desk, and I remember, too, when MIRLYN 
> was first introduced. Since this was before Windows and other GUIs, it 
> was a pain to use!
>
> Johan Koren, Assoc. Prof.
> Coordinator, Library Media Program
> College of Education
> 3201 Alexander Hall
> Murray State University
> Murray KY 42071
>
> Telephone: +1-270-809-2760
> Fax: +1-270-809-3799
>
> *From:* Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *B.G. Sloan
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 28, 2010 6:17 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [JESSE] University of Michigan Library to bid farewell to 
> card catalogs
>
> "Nothing lasts forever. So it will be said about the University of 
> Michigan Library's card catalogs when they are removed from their home 
> in the bowels of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on March 8."
>
> Full text at:
>
> http://www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-library-to-bid-farewell-to-card-catalogs/
>
> Bernie Sloan
>


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