The Hole in our Cards: Celebrating the birthday of a professional

Ever wonder who came up with the idea of putting holes in our cards in the card catalogue? I didn’t know who was responsible for this idea until I saw Larry Nix’s blog post on Otis Hall Robinson. December 3rd marked the 175th anniversary of the birth of Otis Hall Robinson who served as Librarian of the University of Rochester Library from 1868 to 1889.

What’s interesting, and Nix points this out as well: How often has a single idea or practice been adopted by every library in America?

Read more about Robinson here.


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