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  1. Feb 2024
    1. By the early seventies, therewas an ominous arrearage of uncataloged material waiting on herdsof rolling carts near the overtaxed cataloging departments of mostlarge libraries. Cataloging had reached a state of crisis
    2. obody canexpect a library to maintain sequences of alphabetized cardboard fora collection that is growing, as some currently are, at a rate of vehundred items a day.

      In 1994, some libraries were acquiring material at the rate of five hundred items per day. Rates like this made it difficult for catalogers to keep up with uncatalogued material going back to the 1970s for some institutions.