This image is from a 1967 proposal for a union card catalog for libraries in the LIBRAS consortium – liberal arts college libraries, including Dominican’s library, in and around Chicago. Yes, that means paper cards, in stacked drawers. Cards for all holdings of each library would reside in one catalog at one institution, and microfilm copies of the catalog would be sent to each library. When a Dominican student needed a book that was unavailable in her library, the librarian, rather than call around to all libraries hoping to find one that owns the book, would just check the union catalog, find out who owns the book, and contact that library. Only 3 minutes. Now, of course, students use I-Share on their own and requests can be placed in a matter of seconds.