Card Catalog Art

While I was looking for the card catalog generator, I found some card catalog archives and a cool website about card catalog art. To some people, card catalogs may not seem like such a huge deal, but working in a library that still offers the type of sorting is rare. Most libraries now use Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and stopped using card system for easier access, more room, and less hired help when the patron can find a book themselves.
The cataloging format has become such a rarity, Flickr even has a group to memorialize the system.

My husband and I love the look of it and consider the system "vintage", we decided to make our wedding invites as card catalogs.

I have a love/hate relationship with technology but I will admit, the OPAC system may not be as beautiful as the bibliographic record format, but it's a bit easier for librarians and patrons.

The academic library of University of Iowa has a gallery called cARTology. The community members are librarians, historians, artists and students with bibliophilia. It's a "rebirth to the card catalog" and it really does bring the printed documented to life.