Repurposing An Old Card Catalogue



Card catalogues were once vital components of libraries; most were beautifully crafted of durable materials.  Now some enterprising librarians are finding ways to repurpose card catalogues as storage sites and charging stations for e-book readers.
It turns out that the drawers were just the right size for most of the common eReaders. All the case needed was a few holes drilled in the back, and then running some power cables.

The Bloomington Junior High School Media Center offers a brief how-to photoessay

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Personally I miss card catalogs, I was taught to use one when I was little, just as our library got it's first computer, a game computer. There is just something different about thumbing through cards, as if you're really the one hunting searching out information, instead of typing in a word and getting instant results.

Generally at the library I type in a fairly general keyword, then I take one quick look at the call numbers, and then go to hunt for the books on the shelves...
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