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Re: How were holdings kept in the old days? Charity K Martin 02 Jun 2004 16:07 UTC

Back when I was a paraprofessional at a smaller institution, there was
still a card catalog in Tech.Serv.  I typed which bound volumes we received
on the back of the master card.  That was our 'record' of periodical

Charity K. Martin
Technical Services Librarian & History Liaison
322 Love Library
PO Box 884100
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100

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Back when libraries still had card catalogs, and even before word
processing, how were periodicals holdings lists kept? Were there
annotations on the cards in the catalog? Was the Kardex kept near
reference? Some other method?


Steve Black
Reference, Serials, and Instruction Librarian
The College of Saint Rose
392 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-1419