Answered By: David Cort
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017     Views: 134

Yes, the April 4, 1994 New Yorker had an article called "Discards" by Nicholson Baker, which offered an opinion on the changeover from old card catalogs to online catalogs, including the case of Harvard/Widener and the HOLLIS catalog.

The Widener Reference Desk in the Atkins Room keeps a print copy of this article (filed under "Discards") as well as a response that was published in the Spring 1994 (v.5:1) Harvard Library Bulletin (filed under "New Yorker Article re: Catalogs).

 

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