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Re: How were holdings kept in the old days? Robert Dowd 02 Jun 2004 16:12 UTC

Some libraries had serials [card] catalogs with holdings data recorded on the cards (I typed many!) within it.  The main card catalog referred people from bibliographic cards for periodicals to the serials catalog for the holdings details.

>>> BLACKS@MAIL.STROSE.EDU 06/02/04 11:19AM >>>
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