Title Management Before Modern Technology













Welcome to week two of CUP’s quasquicentennial celebration. Today we’re treating you to an inside look at title management–well at least how it worked in the past. Who remembers what a card catalog was?

Before modern technology, we used a system of card catalogs and filing cabinets to organize information about and for our titles. Here’s a glimpse at what an average day at the press looked like before the advent of the digital database. Imagine having to climb a step stool in pumps instead of clicking on keys to pull up information. Ladies, step your kitten heel game up!

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