W. Boyd Rayward
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel St
Champaign, IL 61820
ph: (217) 244- 9741
BA (hons), Sydney, 1960;
Dip. Lib., University of New South Wales, 1964; ALAA (Associate of the Library Association of Australia, 1964)
MS (Library science), University of Illinois, 1965 (elected Member Beta Phi MU, the library science honor society)
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973
Dissertation: "Paul Otlet, Bibliographer, Internationalist"
ALA Yearbook 1980 (American Library Association)
Contemporary Authors 1981
Who's Who in America 1982 – to date
Who's Who in Library and Information Services 1982
Who's Who in Australia, 1993 – 2002
University Of Illinois, Graduate School of Library And Information Science
Professor, 2004 – to date
Research Professor, 2000 – 2004
George A Miller Visiting Professor, June 1997 – Dec.1998;
University Of New South Wales School of Information, Library and Archive Studies,
Professor July 1, 1986 – July 1999;
Professor Emeritus, August 1999 – to date
Head of School, July, 1986 – Dec.1992.
Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies, 1993 – Dec.31,1996,
University of Chicago Graduate Library School,
Assistant Professor, January 1975;
Associate Professor, January 1978;
Professor, January, 1981 – June 30,1986;
Dean, January 1, 1980 – June 30, 1986
University of Western Ontario Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
Assistant Professor 1972 – 74
University of New South Wales School of Librarianship,
Lecturer, 1971 – 72
University Of Illinois and University of Chicago
Teaching and research assistantships, 1964/1965 – 1969
Public Library of New South Wales, Sydney,
Professional library positions, 1961 – 4; 1969-70
FELLOWSHIPS AND VISITING POSITIONS
New South Wales Teachers' College Scholar, 1956 – 1959
US Office of Education Fellow, 1966 – 1968
University of Chicago PhD Fellowship for study in Belgium, 1968
Visiting Lecturer, School of Library Studies, University of the West Indies, Sept-Dec 1973
Council on Library Resources (Washington, DC) Fellow, 1978
Visiting Fellow, Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, Sydney, September - December 1979
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Library, Information and Archive Studies, University College,
London, April - Oct 1986 and July 1990 - Jan. 1991 (sabbatical leaves)
Mortenson Fellow, University of Illinois Library and Visiting Scholar Graduate School of Library and
Information Science, University of Illinois Nov 1992 – February 1993
External examiner, Division of Information Studies, Nanyang Technological University
ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecturer, School of Information and Library Science, Indiana University,
March 24, 1998.
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Documentation Studies, Tromsoe University,
Garfield Fellow in the History of Scientific Information, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Jan-June, 2000
Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, School of Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University,
Visiting Professor School of Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University,
– 31 December 2008
American Library Association (ALA): Member, 1972 –
Member Association of Library Service to Children Research Committee 1977 – 78;
Chairman Local Arrangements Committee, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, June 1978;
Public Library Association(PLA) Education for Public Librarians Committee, 1979 – 80;
Member Wilson Periodical Awards Jury, 1980;
Member PLA Principles Task Force, 1981 – 1982;
Member Publishing Committee, 1984 – 86;
Chair, Committee to Study Feasibility of ALA Exhibit for Chicago 1992 World's Fair 1985
American Society for Information Science and Technology: Member, 1994 –
Member jury for John Wiley & Sons Best JASIST Paper Award, 2003, 2004
Awarded the 2004 ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP): Member, 1995
Member of the Book Prize Jury 1998
Chicago Library Club: Member, 1975 – 1986
Caxton Club, Chicago: Member 1984 – 86 (Member of Council, Class 1986)
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), 1964 –
Associate (AALIA), 1964 – 2002;
Treasurer NSW Branch, 1970 – 72
Created 25th honorary member of ALIA In 2000
Bibliographical Association of Australasia, 1986 - 2000
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Consultant/Panelist, Cultural Institutions Program, US National Endowment for Humanities, 1976-1979;
Member, National Advisory Board, Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 1978-80;
Consultant/Panelist, US Department of Education HEA Title II C Program (Strengthening Research
Library Resources), 1981;
Member Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, Secretary of State's office, 1981-86
Member, Committee for Professional Education and Training for Research Libraries (PETREL), Council
on Library Resources, Washington, D.C. 1984-1986
Member, Board of the Illinois Center for the Book, 1985-1986.
Member, Advisory Board for the Pioneers Project of the American Society for Information Science, 1996-
Member, Committee organizing the conference, "History and Heritage of Science Information Systems"
sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and Technology(ASIS&T) and
Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) with support from National Science Foundation (NSF)
and the Garfield Foundation, Pittsburgh October 23-25, 1998
Chair, Committee organizing the second International Conference on the History of Scientific and
Technical Information Systems sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and
Technology and the Chemical Heritage Foundation with support from the Garfield Foundation,
Philadelphia, November. 17-18, 2002
Organizer, invitational conference, "European Modernism and the Information Society," May 6-8, 2005
held at the University of Illinois, May 6-8, 2005. With support from the University's International
Council and the Center for the European Union, and major funding from the Delmas Foundation,
Co-Chair, Library History Seminar XI, "Libraries in Times of War, Revolution and Social Change"
sponsored by the American Library Association Library History Round table, and held at the
University of Illinois, October 27-30, 2005.
Member, Australian Advisory Council on Bibliographical Services Working Party on Research,
Member, Steering Committee, Australian Libraries Summit, 1988;
This meeting was called by the Director-General of the National Library of Australia to assess the
state of librarianship in
Member, Board of Governors, Charles Sturt University, 1994 - 1997.
Member, Board of Directors (and Deputy Chair) International House, UNSW, 1993-97.
Member, International Planning Advisory Committee for the Second International Conference on
Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 2): Integration in Perspective,
Member of the Committee planning the Nordic and International Colloquium on the
Social And Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and
Documentation Studies Dec. 13-14 2001, University of Oulu, Oulu,
Member of the committee (with Charles van den Heuvel, University of Maastricht,
Uyttenhove, Gent University,
Knowledge: The Mundaneum and European Antecedents of the World Wide Web. Held at
Mundaneum, Archives & Musée, Mons (
Member, organizing committee International Colloquium, Analogue Spaces, University of Ghent,
May 15-17, 2008
Editor, The Library Quarterly (University of Chicago Press) January 1, 1975-December
Chairman, Board of Publications, Illinois Regional Library Council, 1976-1978
Member, Editorial Board, The Library Quarterly (US) 1980-1989; 1996-2003
Member, Editorial Board, Library Review (UK) 1987 -1994 (resigned because of
exorbitant subscription charge)
Member, Editorial Board, Libri (Published by the Royal School of Librarianship and
Australasian members of the International Advisory Board, World
Book Encyclopedia, 1990 - 1998
Member, Editorial Board, Library History (Published by Library and Information History
Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals -CHILIP, UK), 1997 -2004;
North American Editor, Library History 2005 –
Co-Editor, Library Trends, 2006 – (with John Unsworth)
(For editorship of special issues of journals see under publications)
Books and Monographs
1967 Systematic Bibliography in
Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois, 1967. 50pp.
1975 The Universe of Information: The Work of Paul Otlet for Documentation and International
Organization. FID Publication 520; Moscow: Published for the International Federation for
Documentation by All-Union Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (VINITI),USSR
Academy of Sciences, 1975. 390pp.
Russian edition: Universum informastsii Zhizn' i deiatl' nost' Polia Otle.Trans.R.S.
Giliarevesky. Moscow: USSR Academy of Sciences Institute for Scientific and Technical
Information (VINITI), 1976,402pp.
Spanish edition. El Universo de la Documentacion: la obra de Paul Otlet sobra
documentacion y organizacion internacional. Trans. Pilar Arnau Rived. Madrid:
Mundarnau, 1996, 573pp. (with a new introduction by the author) (reprinted 1999 and 2005.
1976 The Variety of Librarianship: Essays in Honour of John Wallace Metcalfe, edited
by W. Boyd Rayward. Sydney: The Library Association of
1978 The Public Library: Circumstances and Prospects. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the
Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, April 10-11, 1978, edited by W. Boyd Rayward,
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978 (first published in Library Quarterly 48 (Oct, 1978): 383-544)
1988 Australian Library History in Context. Papers of the Third Forum on Australian
Library History, Sydney, July 17-18, 1987. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward,. Sydney: University of
New South Wales School of Librarianship, 1988.
1990 International Organisation and Dissemination of Knowledge. Selected Essays of
Paul Otlet, edited and translated by W. Boyd Rayward. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1990
Bibliography of Otlet’s Works and Secondary Sources http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~wrayward/otlet/otbib.htm
1992 Confronting the Future: University Libraries in the Next Decade. Proceedings of
a Conference at the University of New South Wales, Friday 12th June,1992. Edited by W. Boyd
Rayward. Sydney: Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 1992. (also issued as the September,
1992 number of AA&RL)
1993 Libraries and Life in a Changing World: the Metcalfe Years, 1920-1970. Papers from Australian
Library History Forum V at the University of New South Wales, 6-7 November 1992. Edited by
W. Boyd Rayward. Sydney: University of New South Wales School of Information Library and
Archive Studies, 1993. 231pp
1995 The Development of a Library Profession in Australia: The International Travel Diaries and
Other Papers of John Wallace Metcalfe. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward. Canberra, A.C.T.: the
Australian Library and Information Association Press and Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press and 1995, 383pp..
2002 Hasta la Documentacios Electronica (collection of papers of W. Boyd Rayward on Paul Otlet
and the international organisation of bibliography and documentation): translated into Spanish by
Pilar Arnau Rived. Madrid: Mundarnau, 2002, 387pp
2004 Aware and Responsible: Papers of the Nordic-International Colloquium on Social
and Cultural Awareness and Responsibility in Library, Information and Documentation Studies,
Oulu, Finland, Dec 13-14 2001. Edited by W Boyd Rayward. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004
2004 Proceedings of the Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical
Information Systems, Philadelphia, November 16-17, 2002. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward and
Mary Ellen Bowden. Medford, N.J.: Information Today for the American Society for Information
Science and Technology and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2004, 425pp.
2007 European Modernism and the Information Society. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward.
Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate Publishing, 2007 (in press)
Editor Special Issues of Journals
1992 Editor of September 1992 issue of Australian Academic and Research Libraries (vol23, no.3, pp1-100)
entitled: Confronting the Future: University Libraries in the Next Decade. Proceedings
of a Conference at the University of New South Wales, Friday June 12th, 1992.
1996 Editor of January 1996 issue of Information Processing and Management
Published by Elsevier Science; special issue on the history of information science,
2002 Co-Editor with Rebecca Graham of April-June and July-Sept 2002 issues
of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (vol 24 no 2, pp1-85; no 3 pp 2-78)
Published by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers of the US; special issues on history of
library applications of computing
2004 Editor, February 2004 issue The Australian Library Journal, a Festschrift to
commemorate the contributions of the late Margaret Trask, AM, 17 April –19 November 2002
(vol 53, no 1, pp1-124); Published by the Australian Library and Information Association;
2005 Editor Spring 2005 Library Trends theme issue, "Pioneers in Library and Information
Science" vol 52 (4):671-1006
2007 Editor (with Christine Jenkins) Winter 2007 Library Trends theme issue, "Libraries in Times of
War, Revolution and Social Change" 55(3): pp361-755
1967 "UDC and FID: A Historical
Perspective," Library Quarterly 37 (1967):259-78.
1968 "Melvil Dewey and Education for Librarianship," Journal of Library History 3
"Manufacture and Copyright: History Remaking," Journal of Library History 3 (1968):7-31
1969 "Libraries as Organizations," College and Research Libraries 30 (1969):312-26
1970 "Bureaucratic Organization of Libraries," Australian Library Journal 19 (1970):245-53.
1974 "The International Institute of Bibliography and Pierre Nenkoff, A Bulgarian Librarian:
An Attempt at International Co-operation," Libri 24 (1974):209-28 .
1976 "Librarianship in the New World and the Old: Some Points of Contact," Library Trends
"What Shall They Read? A Historical Perspective (on Reading Guidance for Children),"
Wilson Library Bulletin 51 (October 1976):146-53.
1977 "Some Developments in Nineteenth Century Bibliography: England" Libri 27
(June 1977): 97-107.
1978 "The Public Library: A Perspective and Some Questions," Introduction to The Public Library:
Circumstances and Prospects. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Graduate Library
School, University of Chicago, April 10-11, 1978. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978),
Library Quarterly 48 (Oct, 1978): pp.1-10.
1981 "The Evolution of an International Library and Bibliographic Community," Journal of
Library History 16 (Spring 1981):449-62.
"The Perils of Bibliography: Some 19th Century Experiences," Wilson Library Bulletin 56
1983 "The International Exposition and The World Documentation Congress, Paris, 1937,"
Library Quarterly 53 (July 1983):254-268 (special festschrift issue for Herman Fussler).
1984 "The Problem of Connections: Education for and the Practice of Librarianship" Journal of
Librarianship 16 (1984):151-169.
1985 "Library and Information Science: An Historical perspective," Journal of Library History 20
(1985): 120-136. http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~wrayward/Lib&infoScHistPerspective1985.pdf
1986 "Research and Education for Library and Information Science: Waples in Retrospect,"
Library Quarterly 56 (October 1986):348-359 . http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~wrayward/ResEdLibWaples1986.pdf
1987 "Central and Other Mysteries in Librarianship: The Writings of John Wallace Metcalfe,"
Australian Library Journal 36 (November 1987):208-225.
1989 "The Future of Library Education in Australia - and its Past," Australian Library Journal 38
(May, 1989): 115-123
1991 "The case of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Science, Internationalist, Visionary
Reflections on Biography," Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 23 (September 1991): 135-145
1994 "Some Schemes For Restructuring And Mobilising Information In Documents: A Historical
Perspective,"Information Processing and Mangement 30 (1994): 163-175
"Visions of Xanadu: Paul Otlet (1868-1944) and Hypertext," Journal of the American Society
of Information Science 45 (1994):235-250.
Reprinted in:Historical Studies in Information Science, Edited By Trudi Bellardo Hahn
and Michael Buckland. Medford, N.J: Information Today, Inc for ASIS, 1998 (American
Society for Information Science& Technology) 1996
http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~wrayward/Visions of Xanadu_JASIS.pdf
"Introduction," Information Processing and Management 32 (1996): 1-2 (Issue on the
history of information science, issue edited by W. Boyd Rayward).
"The History and Historiography of Information Science: Some Reflections," Information
Processing and Management 32 (1996): 1-17
Reprinted in:Historical Studies in Information Science, edited By Trudi Bellardo Hahn
and Michael Buckland. Medford, N.J.:Information Today, Inc for American
Society for Information Science& Technology, 1998)
1997 "The Origins of Information Science and the Work of the International Institute of
Bibliography/International Federation for Documentation and Information(FID)," Journal
of the American Society for Information Science 48 (April 1997): 289-300
Reprinted in:1.Fédération International de Documentation (FID, The Hague),
International Forum for Information and Documentation 22 :3-15,
2. Miezhdunarodnii Forum po informatsii I Dokumnetatsii as "Proishozhdenie informatik
i mezhumarodnii bibliograficheskii institut/Mezhdunaronaija federasija po informatsii I
documentatsii " (the Russian edition of The FID journal)
3. Historical Studies in Information Science, edited by Trudi Bellardo Hahn and Michael
Buckland. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc for ASIS, 1998.
4. Otle Pol': Biblioteka – Bibliografiya – Dokumentatsya: Izbrannye trudy pionera informatiki.
Edited by Ruggero Giliarevski Moskva: Pashkov Dom, 2003
1999 "H.G. Wells's World Brain: a Critical Re-Assessment" Journal of the American Society for
Information Science, 50 (May 15, 1999):19-22
"H.G. Wells's Idea of a World Brain: a Critical Re-Assessment," JASIS 50 (May 15, 1999):557-573
W. Boyd Rayward and Michael B. Twidale, "From Docent to Cyberdocent: Education and
Guidance in the Virtual Museum" Archives and Museum Informatics 13 (1999): 23-53
Haythornthwaite C, Bowker G, Jenkins C, and W Boyd Rayward, "Mapping the Dimensions of
a dynamic field," Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 50 (October 1999): 1092-1094
2002 "History of Computer applications in Libraries: Prolegomena," IEEE Annals of the History of
Computing 24 (April -June, 2002): 4-15 http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~wrayward/HistComputerApsinLibsAnnls.pdf
2003 "Knowledge Organisation and a New World Polity: the Rise and Fall and Rise of the Ideas
of Paul Otlet," Transnational Associations/Associations Transnationales issues
1 and 2, June 2003 pp.4-15.This article introduced a theme issue of this journal on Paul Otlet
2004 When and Why is a Pioneer: History and Heritage in Library and Information Science
Library Trends Spring vol 52 (Spring, 4):671-682
2007 "Libraries in Times of War Revolution and Social Change" (with Christine Jenkins), Library
Trends 55(no 3): 361-369
Professional and Invited Articles
1968 "Paul Otlet, a Centennial Tribute," International
Associations 20 (1968):55-58.
1971 "New Technology and Education for Librarianship," Australian Library Journal
20 (1971): 12-25.
1973 M.L. McCall and W. Boyd Rayward, "International Training Course for the Administration
of Library and Information Services," Australian Academic & Research Libraries
1974 "School Libraries and Children's Literature," Jamaica Library Association Bulletin, 1974,
1975 "The Imperative of Change Effect Versus the Band Wagon Effect: Two Recent
Developments in Public Librarianship," Catholic Library World 47 (1975): 291-92.
1976 "Great Expectations: A personal Report and Critique of IFLA, 1976," American Libraries 7
(November 1976):634-38, 656. (IFLA--International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
1977 "IFLA-FID--Is it Time for Federation?" IFLA Journal 3 (1977):278-280.(IFLA - International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and FID - Fédération International De Documentation)
"IFLA 1977 aetat 50," American Libraries 8 (1977):606-08, 610-14.
1978 "Publishing Library Research," College and Research Libraries, 41(1980)pp. 210-19.
Excerpted in: "The Editor and the Publication of Research in Librarianship: Workshop Words
Worth Recollecting," North Carolina Libraries 37 (Fall 1979):49-50.
1980 "The Writing in Chicago Program: an Evaluation," Public Libraries 19 (1980):43-45.
1981 "Reporting the Results of Library Research: To Inform Others, to Improve Practice and to
Add to Knowledge in the Field," Top of the News, 37 (Winter 1981):145-156.
Reprinted in: Evaluation Strategies and Techniques for Public Library Children's Services: a
Sourcebook. Edited by Jane Robbins and others. Madison, Wisc.: School of Library and
Information Studies, 1990, pp.289-302)
"Inside our Schools: Chicago," Wilson Library Bulletin 56 (December 1981):284-289.
1982 "The Public Library and Access to Information," Catholic Library World 53 (1982): 290-296.
1983 "Librarians and Library Education: Conflict, Inter-Dependence, Mediocrity," Library
Journal 108 (July 1983):1313-1317
"The Planning Process for Public Libraries: A Context and Some Reflections," Public
Libraries 22(1983):107-111 (A version of this paper also appears in Changes and Exchanges:
Viewpoints of the 80s. Sydney: Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, 1983, pp.161-176).
1985 "Programming in Public Libraries: Qualitative Evaluation." Public Libraries 24 (1985):24-26
1988 "Education for Librarianship in Australia: Some Issues," Education for Librarianship in
Australia 5 (1988):55-58. (A version of the working paper prepared for Australian Libraries
Summit, October 16-19, 1988)
"IFLA Downunder: Was it Worthwhile?" American Libraries 19 (November 1988):847-854, 912.
(IFLA--International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
1989 "Scholarly Publishing in Journals of Library and Information Science," Australian Library
Journal 39 (1990):127-133.
1992 Christine Henderson and W. Boyd Rayward, "Confronting the Future: University Libraries
in the Next Decade -- An Outline of Some Issues," in Confronting the Future: University Libraries
in the Next Decade. Proceedings of a Conference at the University of New South Wales, Friday
June 12th, 1992. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward. Sydney: Australian Academic and Research
Libraries, 1992, pp 1-7 (issued as the September, 1992 number of AA&RL)
1999 "The Noble Brow of History: The History and Heritage of Science Information Systems,"
Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 25 (Dec/Jan. 1999):19-22
2003 Charles Van den Heuvel, Boyd Rayward, and Pieter Uyttenhove, "L'Architecture du savoir:
une recherche sur le Mundaeum et les Précurseurs européen de l'Internet," Transnational
Associations/Associations Transnationales, issue 1-2 June 2003, pp16-28 (report on the
invitational meeting, Architecture of Knowledge: The Mundaneum and European Antecedents
of the World Wide Web, Held at the Mundaneum, Archives & Musée, Mons, Belgium - 24/25 May)
2005 The historical development of information infrastructures and the dissemination of
knowledge: a personal reflection, American Society for Information Science and Technology
Bulletin 31(no4, 2005): 19-22 (invited statement as winner of ASIS&T's Research Award for 2004)
1973 "An Introduction to Science Fiction," in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Science
Materials ed. by Margaret Trask. (Sydney: University of New South Wales, 1973), pp. 15-37.
1976 "Subject Access to the Catalogue of Scientific Paper, 1800-1900" in The Variety of
Librarianship: Essays in Honour of John Wallace Metcalfe, edited by W. Boyd Rayward.
(Sydney: The Library Association of Australia, 1976), pp. 146-70.
1976 "The Local Node in Multi-Type Library Networks," in Multi-Type Library Cooperation, edited
by Beth Hamilton and William B. Ernst. (New York: Bowker, 1977), pp.60-68
1979 "The Literature of International and Comparative Librarianship," in As Much to Learn as to
Teach: Essays in Honour of Lester Asheim, edited by Joel M. Lee and Beth A. Hamilton.
(Hamden, Conn.: Linnet Books, 1979), pp.217-35
1980 "The Problem of Professional Knowledge in Librarianship," in Changes and Exchanges:
Australian Viewpoints. (Sydney: Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, 1980), pp. 135-54.
1983 "The Early Diffusion Abroad of the Dewey Decimal Classification: Great Britain, Australia,
Europe," in Melvil Dewey: The Man and the Classification. Edited by Gordon Stevenson and
Judith Kramer-Greene. (Lake Placid, N.Y.: Forest Press, 1983), pp.149-173.
"The Development of Library and Information Science: Disciplinary Differentiation,
Competition and Convergence" and "Librarianship and Information Research: Together or
Apart [reply to critiques of the chapter above]," in The Study of Information:
Interdisciplinary Messages, edited by Fritz Machlup and Una Mansfield. (New York: John Wiley
and Sons, 1983), pp.343-363 and pp.399-405.
1985 "Academic Librarianship: The Role of Library Schools," in Contemporary Issues in Academic
and Research Libraries, edited by Peter Spyers-Duran. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985), pp. 100-114.
1988 "A Model of a Changing Profession: The Past and Future of Parliamentary
Librarianship," in Parliamentary Libraries and the Future: A Bicentennial Collection of Papers.
Edited by Russell Cope. (Sydney: Library of the Parliament of New South Wales, 1988), pp16-27.
"Library Education" in Australian Library Summit: Discussion Papers. (Canberra:
National Library of Australia, 1988), pp23-27.
1990 "Introduction," International Organisation and Dissemination of Knowledge. Selected Essays of
Paul Otlet, edited and translated by W. Boyd Rayward. Amsterdam: Elsevier,1990. pp1-10
1993 "Electronic Information and the Integration of Libraries, Museums and Archives,"
in Electronic information and Historians: European Perspectives. Edited by Seamus Ross and
Edward Higgs. (Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Halbgaue Reihe zur historischen
Fachinformatik, A20; St Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 1993), pp. 227-243.
1998 "Electronic information and the functional integration of libraries, museums
and archives," in. History and Electronic Artefacts Edited by Edward Higgs. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1998, pp 207-224 (this is a revision of the chapter appearing in Ross and Higgs above).
"Electronic Information and the Functional Integration of Libraries, Museums and Archives," in. History and Electronic
Artefacts Edited By Edward Higgs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, Pp. 207-224
2004 "Museum Informatics," by Paul Marty W Boyd Rayward and Michael Twidale, Annual Review
of Information Science and Technology 37 (2003):259-294
2007 "The march of the modern and the reconstitution of the world's knowledge apparatus:
H. G. Wells, Encyclopedism and the World Brain," European Modernism and the Information
Society. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward. Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate Publishing, 2007 (in press)
Entries in Compilations
1979 "International Relations," ALA Yearbook
1979, pp.144-46.(American Library Association)
1980 "Paul Otlet," World Encylopedia of Library and Information Services. 1st ed; Chicago:
American Library Association, 1980, pp.418-20; 2nd edition 1986; 3rd edition, 1993.
"John Wallace Metcalfe," World Encyclopedia of Library Information Services. 1st ed; Chicago:
American Library Association, 1980, pp.368-69; 2nd edition 1986; 3rd edition 1993.
"International Library and Bibliographic Organization," World Encyclopedia of Library and
Information Services. (1st ed.; Chicago: American Library Association, 1980), pp.264-68; 2nd edition, 1986.
1984 "The Special Library - Intelligence Center," Information and Special Libraries in 2000:
Informed Speculations, edited by Judy Genesen and David E. King. (Chicago: Special Libraries
Association, Illinois Chapter, 1984), p.20
1986 "Osborn, Andrew Delbridge," World Encylopedia of Library and Information
Services; 2nd ed; Chicago: American Library Association, 1986; 3rd ed 1993
1989 "Education for Librarianship,"
by Harrison Bryan (Sydney: Library Association of Australia, 1989), vol 2, pp.84-89.
"Metcalfe, John Wallace,"
by Harrison Bryan (Sydney: Library Association of Australia, 1989), vol. 2, pp.125-127.
1990 Student Guide to Writing, Speaking, and Research Skills," World Book Encyclopedia
(International edition) vol. 22 (1992):4-39
1993 "International Library and Bibliographic Organisations," World Encyclopedia of Library and
Information Sevices. (3rd ed.; Chicago: American Library Association, 1993), pp.382-387
(extensive revision of the article appearing in the 1st and 2nd editions).
1994 "Library Associations, International" Encyclopedia of Library History edited by Wayne A.
Wiegand and Don G. Davis, Jr. (New York: Garland Press, 1994), pp. 342-347.
"International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)" Encyclopedia of
Library History edited by Wayne A. Wiegand and Don G. Davis, Jr. (New York: Garland
Press,1994), pp. 290-29
Conference Proceedings from 1988
1988 "Library History in Context" in Australian Library History in Context: Papers of the 3rd
Forum on Australian Library History, Sydney, July 17-18, 1987 edited by W. Boyd Rayward,
(Sydney: University of New South Wales, School of Librarianship, 1988), pp.1-5.
1991 "Towards a National Library and Information System in
Survival of the Fittest? Collection Management Implications of the British Library Review of
Acquisitions and Retention Policies. Edited by Clare Jenkins and Mary Morley. (Loughborough:
National Acquisitions Group, 1991). pp. 76-98.
"The Times of Their Lives: A Personal Reflection on Library History and Biography," in
Peopling a Profession: papers from the Fourth Forum on Australian Library History, Monash
University, 25and 26 September 1989. Edited by Frank Upward and Jean P. Whyte. (Melbourne:
Ancora Press, 1991), pp.1-13.
1992 "Restructuring and Mobilising Information in Documents: a Historical
Perspective" Conceptions of Library and Information Science: Historical, Empirical and
Theoretical Perspectives: Proceedings of an International Conference edited by Pertti Vakkari.
(London: Taylor Graham, 1992), pp.50-68
1993 "Reflecting on a Wider World: Metcalfe's Overseas Travels and the Creation of
a Modern Library Profession in
Metcalfe Years, 1920-1970. Papers from Library History Forum V at the University of NSW, Nov.
6-7, 1992. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward. (Sydney: School of Information Library and Archive
Studies, University of NSW, 1993), pp.4-29.
1996 "Libraries, Museums and Archives in the Digital Future: the Blurring of
Institutional Distinctions," in Capturing the Rainbow: Proceedings of the 2nd National
Preservation Conference. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1996, pp.71- 86
2004 "Scientific and Technological Information Systems in Their Many Contexts: the imperatives,
clarifications, and inevitability of historical study," Proceedings of the Conference on the
History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems, Philadelphia, November
16-17, 2002. Edited by W. Boyd Rayward and Mary Ellen Bowden. Medford, N.J.: Information
Today for the American Society for Information Science and Technology and the Chemical
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Alle Kennis Van de Werld: Het
papieren internet, a documentary film
created and directed by
Ijsbrand van Veelen for the Dutch science series, Noordelicht, shown on Dutch TV Sunday, November 1,
1998. The film is based on an account of the ideas of Paul Otlet and the fortunes of the Mundaneum,
intended to be a great new center for international life, that Otlet and his colleagues created in Brussels at
the end of the First World War and which recently has been re-created as a museum and archive in Mons.
The film was built around Rayward's visit in the period October 10-17, 1998 to and comments on sites in
Brussels important in Otlet's life and work.