past and pending

~ some of the past and a little that is pending


closeupfaraway:

Seattle Public Library.


Lynne Yamamoto
Of Memory (2003-04)
Seattle Central Library

This project is intended to suggest the spectral trace of the card files from the old central library. The card files are an article of furniture that has been rendered nearly obsolete by computerized cataloging. However, some of the information recorded on these cards has never been entered into the on-line catalog, either because there was no category for them in the database or the notations were too idiosyncratic. Thus, much of this information would have been lost without the original cards. As a result, squirreled away in several parts of the new Central Library, are the beloved card files. Of Memory was commissioned by the City of Seattle, Office of Arts and Culural Affairs, for the Seattle Central Library.

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    Card catalogue installation
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    I just saw this when I was in Seattle! My friend had never been in SPL before, so we geeked out on a big ole tour.
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    Lynne Yamamoto Of Memory (2003-04) Seattle Central Library This project is intended to suggest the spectral trace of the...
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