How the libraries were organized in the 1950s (video)

Chris Higgins has digged for Mental Floss the educational documentary produced in 1951.

The 10-minute video explains the organization of the library, card cataloging rules, and benefits of the Dewey Decimal systems.

Higgins points out:

It’s instructive to look at this today and understand how profoundly different the task of finding information is for today’s students versus pretty much everyone before them. And hey, while we’re at it, let’s hear it for libraries!

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