[WEB4LIB] Re: Please help SLJ: Milestones in Library

Sloan, Bernie bernies at uillinois.edu
Tue Oct 5 17:01:02 EDT 1999

I remember the McBee cards being used in the central circulation department
at the University of Illinois Library in 1974.

And I remember using a high speed microfilm reader in 1975 to search a
microfilmed version of the card catalog of the University of Illinois, even
though I was over a hundred miles away from the UI. I remember marveling at
that!!   :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Drew [mailto:drewwe at MORRISVILLE.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 3:53 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Re: Please help SLJ: Milestones in Library

What about McBee cards?  I also remember seeing a "database" based on cards
similar to McBee cards that one searched by using  a needle to pull out
related items.  It was in the Engineering Library at Cornell in 1983 when I
worked there as a circulation clerk.  How about the typewriter?

Bill Drew ; Associate Librarian (Systems, Reference)
drewwe at morrisville.edu
"SUNY Morrisville...It's All About Where You're Goin' "

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