Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything.
Source: How the Index Card Cataloged the World – The Atlantic
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The art of writing card catalogue entries may be dying, but they still tell us a lot about our data past.
Source: The Lost Art of Library Card Catalogues
Happy Birthday, Melvil Dewey!
“Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey was born on December 10, 1851. . . ”
Source: About Melvil Dewey, 1851-1931 (The Dewey Program at the Library of Congress)