Case of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Science, Internationalist,
Reflection On Biography,"
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 23 (September 1991):135-145
of Xanadu: Paul
Otlet (1868-1944) and Hypertext," Journal of the American Society
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)
for Information and Documentation (FID)" Encyclopedia of
Edited by Wayne A. Wiegand and Don G. Davis, Jr. (New York: Garland Press,1994), Pp. 290-294.
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
1997): 289-300 (Reprinted in the FID Journal, International Forum
Documentation 22:3-15, in Russian in the Russian edition and also in Historical Studies in
Information Science, edited by Trudi Bellardo Hahn and Michael Buckland. Medford, N.J.: Information
Today, Inc for ASIS, 1998)
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
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.
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