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Visions of Xanadu: Paul Otlet (1868-1944) and Hypertext
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The work of the Belgian internationalist and documentalist, Paul Otlet (1868-1944), and his colleagues in Brussels, forms an important and neglected part of the history of information science. Expand
The Origins of Information Science and the International Institute of Bibliography/International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)
  • W. B. Rayward
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci.
  • 1997
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This paper suggests that the ideas and practices embraced by the term documentation introduced by Paul Otlet and his colleagues to describe the work of the International Institute of Bibliography (later FID) that they set up in Brussels in 1895, constituted a new discursive formation to echo Foucault. Expand
The History and Historiography of Information Science: Some Reflections
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The history of information science is an historical interdiscipline and those interested in it need to draw on a range of related historical studies such as the history of science and technology. Expand
European modernism and the information society : informing the present, understanding the past
Contents: European modernism and the information society: conceptual interdependence: introduction, W. Boyd Rayward Understanding the information domain: the uneasy relations between sociology andExpand
The origins of information science and the International Institute of Bibliography/International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)
This article suggests that the ideas and practices embraced by the term “documentation,” introduced by Paul Otlet and his colleagues to describe the work of the International Institute ofExpand
Some Schemes for Restructuring and Mobilising Information in Documents: A Historical Perspective
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We propose a process of realistic simplification in the face of overwhelming technical and “epistemological” problems to create systems to substitute what documents may be about for what documents contain. Expand
From Docent to Cyberdocent: Education and Guidancein the Virtual Museum
The paper explores the nature of docents'work in museums. From this is derived the concept ofthe docent function to describe different aspects ofthat work, some of which may be performed byExpand
Facing interfaces: Paul Otlet's visualizations of data integration
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We propose a different approach by focusing on the history of library and information sciences, particularly on the case of Paul Otlet (1868–1944). Expand
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