Library Catalog On Film, 1976
Library Catalog On Film
A "micro cat" has been spotted at the main branch of the Allegany County Library System, Washington Street, but Robert Neal, library system director, says there is no cause for alarm.
Micro cat is the nickname given the new microfilm catalog recently installed at the Allegany County Library, Washington Street. The new machine gives library patrons ready access to 1,300,000 author, title and subject listings representing over 500,000 volumes.
The micro cat, not only enables the patron to find this information more easily but, since the listings are on microfilm rather than index cards, they only take up a fraction of the space previously required.
The listings cover all adult books from Baltimore County Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Essex Community College Library and the University of Maryland Library at Baltimore.
Several hundred thousand more listings will be added in the near future as well as another micro cat machine. When the second machine arrives, the library will be able to have a divided catalog with subject listings on one machine and title author on the other.
In addition to being able to order books listed in the micro cat, county residents may also obtain books from the John Hopkins Library, Anne Arundel County Library, Washington County Free Library. Montgomery County Library will be added in the near future.
Mr. Neal points out that I children's books may be ordered from all of these libraries. The library plans to obtain a copy of "Children's Books In Print" as soon as possible.
MICRO CAT — Mrs. Dorothy Dove, children's librarian, is shown here using the new microfilm catalog, nicknamed the "micro cat," recently installed at the Allegany County Library, Washington Street. The device gives the user ready access to 1,300,000 author, title and subject listings representing over 500,000 volumes arranged alphabetically.
Public libraries, Maryland, Allegany County; Allegany County Library System (Md.), Anniversaries.
Allegany County (Md,), 1924-2010