Upcoming Event!

October 6-17, 2014 – Sister Cities Exhibit

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Brought to you by a collaboration between Phoenix Sister Cities -Taipei Sister Cities, TECOLA Press Division, Arizona Capitol Museum & the State Library of Arizona

Come see the Mystical Mountain Land…. and more amazing pictures at the exhibit!

Exhibit Theme:
The exhibit is to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Arizona and Taiwan’s strong and long lasting relationship and consists of 36 very famous images known as “Taiwan Subline”.

Sister Cities programs forge people-to-people relationships between the residents of Phoenix and its sister cities through commercial, educational, cultural and artistic exchange programs and events that create and sustain global, long-term, international partnerships and business opportunities for the citizens of Phoenix.

Exhibit Time:
Weekdays: 9am-4:30pm, Exhibit and tour of the State Library
Saturday: 9am-12 noon: Exhibit only – no library tour.

Grand Opening Ceremony:
10am October 10, 2014 in the Historic Senate Chamber.
Featuring a Lion Dance and a performance by 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Phoenix!

For details and registration: http://apps.azlibrary.gov/eventreg/


However did people find anything in a library before computers?



Back before computers were invented Librarians put information about their books on cards and filed those cards in cabinets called Card Catalogs. Multiple copies of the card for a particular book were printed, and particular bits of information–such as the title, the author’s name, or a subject the book was about–would be added at the top of different cards. The cards were then filed in alphabetical order in the card catalog so people who wanted to find a book (patrons) could search and find the book they wanted. The people who decided what to put on the cards were called Catalogers. The information on the cards is human created metadata.


The Librarians had a special ‘Librarians only’ card catalog called a Shelf List. This cabinet had all the cards filed in the same order as the books on the shelf. If they needed to mark a card in that catalog they used little metal clips on the top of the card. There would be a list of what each color clip meant posted on the side of the cabinet or on the first card in a drawer. The list might say: Black = missing; Blue = being repaired; Green = on reserve for class; Yellow = Additional copy on order. When they began moving the information from cards to computers the librarians used color clips to show which cards had already been copied and which ones still needed work.


Sometimes the Librarians needed to let their patrons know something special about a particular book, like a special location, but they didn’t want to do anything to the card that would require them to change or replace it when the location changed. For those times they put plastic covers with a colored stripe at the top over the card to show there was something special about it. There would then be a sign that told the searcher what the colors meant: Red = Reference shelves; Green = Children’s collection; Blue = 3rd Floor reading room.

Market Research for Entrepreneurs

Join us for an upcoming event!


Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify emerging trends, and anticipate competition.

We are pleased to have Mark back by popular demand!

About speaker Mark Goldstein:

Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center (http://www.researchedge.com/) providing consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal and public policy clients across a variety of disciplines and arenas since 1992.

Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout numerous technology sectors. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer.

For details and registration: http://apps.azlibrary.gov/eventreg/

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Relief For Business Owners and Consumers From Patent Litigation

Free Webinar!

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a webinar on September 18, 2014, Noon-1:00 pm Eastern Time (9am-10am Arizona Time), on the Patent Litigation Online Tool Kit. The litigation tool kit answers common questions about patent litigation such as:

  • What are my options for responding to the suit?
  • How can I tell whether or not I’m infringing?
  • How do I find a lawyer?
  • How can I challenge a patent or patent application?

This webinar will also highlight FREE resources and tools that may be of assistance if you are accused of patent infringement. The online library of free resources has been updated and can be accessed by using the USPTO’s website, http://www.uspto.gov/patents/litigation/index.jsp.

WHEN: September 18, 2014, Noon – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Webcast Information:

1. Dial In: 1-571-270-7000

Event number: 641 836 089

Event password: 12345

2. Video portion can be reached at the following address:


Flyer: PatLit_Flyer

This is an outside event; please follow link above, or view attached flyer for more information.