Before online catalogs, before even typewritten cards, librarians wrote card catalog entries in “library hand,” a specialized handwriting valued for its clarity.
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Before online catalogs, before even typewritten cards, librarians wrote card catalog entries in “library hand,” a specialized handwriting valued for its clarity.

(by dfulmer on flickr)

Posted 2 years ago with ❤ 60 notes Tagged : #card catalog#libraries#books#handwriting#cursive#catalog#librarians
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    Cool. But I don’t think that’s too old, because people didn’t use to write like that.
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    I wish my cursive was that neat.
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    I wish they still taught library hand in library school, that would have actually been useful, unlike 91.7% of what they...
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