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The Resource Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age, Alex Wright

Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age, Alex Wright

Label
Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age
Title
Cataloging the world
Title remainder
Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age
Statement of responsibility
Alex Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1934, a Belgian entrepreneur named Paul Otlet sketched out plans for a worldwide network of computers--or "electric telescopes," as he called them -- that would allow people anywhere in the world to search and browse through millions of books, newspapers, photographs, films and sound recordings, all linked together in what he termed a réseau mondial: a "worldwide web." Today, Otlet and his visionary proto-Internet have been all but forgotten, thanks to a series of historical misfortunes -- not least of which involved the Nazis marching into Brussels and destroying most of his life's work. In the years since Otlet's death, however, the world has witnessed the emergence of a global network that has proved him right about the possibilities -- and the perils -- of networked information. Alex Wright brings to light the forgotten genius of Paul Otlet, an introverted librarian who harbored a bookworm's dream to organize all the world's information
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Alex
Dewey number
020.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1004.O83
LC item number
W75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Otlet, Paul
  • Mundaneum
  • Bibliographers
  • Universal bibliography
  • Documentation
  • Classification
  • Information organization
  • World Wide Web
Target audience
adult
Label
Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age, Alex Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The libraries of Babel -- The dream of the labyrinth -- Belle Epoque -- The microphotic book -- The Index Museum -- Castles in the air -- Hope, lost and found -- Mundaneum -- The collective brain -- The radiated library -- The intergalactic network -- Entering the stream
Control code
ocn861478071
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780199931415
Lccn
2013035233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B OT5 ; XX-AB ; jll ; A13BP141.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 861478071
  • (Sirsi) 861478071
  • (OCoLC)861478071
Label
Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age, Alex Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The libraries of Babel -- The dream of the labyrinth -- Belle Epoque -- The microphotic book -- The Index Museum -- Castles in the air -- Hope, lost and found -- Mundaneum -- The collective brain -- The radiated library -- The intergalactic network -- Entering the stream
Control code
ocn861478071
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780199931415
Lccn
2013035233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B OT5 ; XX-AB ; jll ; A13BP141.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 861478071
  • (Sirsi) 861478071
  • (OCoLC)861478071

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