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letterpress print about library catalog history
metadata
linoleum cut, lead and wood type, polymer plate, letterpress on Stonehenge
15" x 20"
2019

metadata looks at the history of the card catalog and celebrates the work and innovations of women. Henriette Avram created MARC: Machine-Readable Cataloging to translate catalog cards to a searchable digital format for the Library of Congress in the 60s. From hand-typed and filed cards, punch cards, to magnetic tape, the original metadata system preconceived modern computing.

I used catalog cards for pressure printing with linoleum cut, wood and lead type, and polymer plate. Printed on the Universal III at In Cahoots Residency
In Cahoots Residency