Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Dr. bones

Dr. bones

Title

Dr. bones

Description

Dinosaur fossil sculpture constructed from catalog cards.
My first thought when I saw the cards was that they were the color of bones. That, coupled with the thought of how the card catalog has become extinct in most libraries, gave me idea to create a fossil of some sort. Taking off from the definition of dinosaur as a relic, it all fell into place. As we are a medical school library, bones were fitting for our contribution.
We’ve created a display in the lobby of our library spotlighting Dr. Bones, giving some background about your project and offering some information on the history of card catalogs. I’m really pleased with how it all turned out.

Creator

Gore, Sally; Simmons, Lynn

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

2005
2006-11-14
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/cartalog/id/165

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections Department, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the Special Collections Department.

Relation

cARTalog
cARTalog Collection
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/collguides/?MSC0859

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Still image
Sculpture (Visual work)

Identifier

173618284