When I was a student here, the library had one floor, orange chairs, and a card catalog.
No, a real one. With actual cards. It looked sort of like this:
However, those days are past. We now store information in and locate books via an online database, called an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). And those old cards, well…
That’s right. We’re getting rid of the old catalog cards. But before they go, I took a last look through them, and found some cool stuff.
From the classics:
To the Hopkins classics:
From the “I’m so glad there’s now a backspace:”
To the “Why is this in our library?”
And if anyone can tell me what this is, I’d appreciate it. Because IT IS WEIRD:
The last thing I found was a stack of Senior Project catalog cards from 1998 and 1999. So hello, old friends.
And goodbye, catalog cards. You had a good run.
-signing off, Kit Gette (who learned to stop worrying and love the OPAC)