USC says goodbye to paper catalog system

Student artwork created with the retired cards from the USC library.

The University of South Carolina is observing the end of an era.Its card catalog system left the main floor of the Thomas Cooper Library more than 10 years ago and was put in storage.

Now, the library is saying goodbye to the card catalog by holding special events during the 2009-10 academic year to honor the cards that helped thousands of Carolina students in their education.The library gave the public and campus communities an apportunity to take the cards and put their creative skills to the test.Covered Up in Cards: USC art student Ian Dillinger of Georgetown covered a 1990 Isuzu Trooper with cards.To see it go to