It’s a love/hate relationship. I love the ease of library computer catalogs. However, I do miss thumbing through drawers of 3×5 catalog cards. I always seemed to find some obscure item to view. I have never loved filling out call slips for books, manuscripts, or archival materials. Some are more complicated than others.
As of May, no longer will we have to fill out call slips for materials at the Newberry Library in Chicago. I love technology that simplifies my research life. Find a book or something described in a finding aid from the Newberry? Many of these items will have a quick link to request the item. Extensive planning and requests will be accomplished while sipping a cup of hot tea at your own desk.
Read the Newberry’s blog for more info and keep reading as the time nears. http://www.newberry.org/call-slips-slipping-away?page=0
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