library catalog

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Noun1.library catalog - an enumeration of all the resources of a librarylibrary catalog - an enumeration of all the resources of a library
catalogue, catalog - a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically; "it does not pretend to be a catalog of his achievements"
card catalog, card catalogue - a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
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Indeed, libraries have evolved from the days of inked date stampers, stern shushes from staff members, and well-used card catalogs.
AP) -- Once central to any quest to locate books within a library, the fate of card catalogs was sealed with the rise of the Internet and computer searches, relegating many of those index cards to the country's basements, storage cabinets and trash bins.
Contract notice: Conversion from conventional card catalogs.
Doing such research involves reading the subtexts of card catalogs and online database entries for evidence of what they conceal.
Ditch the handwritten roster and card catalogs and take a software test drive.
In addition, drawers of card catalogs, once considered state-of-the-art for library research, will be replaced with a computer system to help find materials.
With the proliferation of electronic resources, many students lack any exposure to traditional print journal indices and card catalogs.
Placards include old card catalogs for and quotes from community members' favorite books.
We have converted the monumental card catalogs and other manual bibliographic files into vast shared databases such as OCLC, RLIN, and other consortial catalogs.
Finding the right cards at stationery shops or sifting through the dozens of holiday greeting card catalogs can be time-consuming.
Gettysburg's client/server architecture, based on hardware from Sun Microsystems, enables students--as well as faculty and librarians--to access the card catalogs of 695 libraries around the world.
Trying to find something on such a large system with our current technology would be like going to a library with no card catalogs, no on-line resource, no librarians.