Farewell to the UM card catalog

The University of Michigan’s card catalogs are scheduled to be removed from the library stacks tomorrow. We desperately need the space but I’m still a little sad to see them go. Even though I’m firmly stationed in the digital realm, I still love the analog world – especially artifacts that have such a lovely tactile quality that can even produce a visceral response. So, here’s my attempt to capture a little of that feeling.

Obsolete [meta!]



The medium is the message. McLuhan

See also:my full set of photos | dfulmers card catalog flickr set (includes some interesting history) | Ann Arbor News article

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