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Paul Otlet

Last mentioned in Brussels : Belgium
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Paul Otlet's Biography

Paul Marie Ghislain Otlet (French pronunciation: [ɔtle], English: /ɒtˈleɪ/) (23 August 1868 – 10 December 1944) was an author, entrepreneur, visionary, lawyer and peace activist; he is one of several people who have been considered the father of information science, a field he called "documentation". Otlet created the Universal Decimal Classification, one of the most prominent examples of faceted classification. Otlet was responsible for the widespread adoption in Europe of the standard American 3x5 inch index card used until recently in most library catalogs around the world (by now largely displaced by the advent of online public access catalogs (OPAC)). Otlet wrote numerous essays on how to collect and organize the world's knowledge, culminating in two books, the Traité de documentation (1934) and Monde: Essai d'universalisme (1935).

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  • Paul Otlet's idea of 'televised book' foretold the internet in 1934

      News Source: Mail Online UK | 2 years ago
    Paul Otlet, a Belgian scientist, may have foretold the internet in 1934 A scientist in the 1930s may have been decades ahead of his time when he suggested combining a telephone connection with a TV screen. While many have difficulty remembering the
  • File Under 'Who Knew?': Internet Invented in 1934

      News Source: Fox | 2 years ago
    The Internet at least as a concept was invented nearly a century ago by a Belgian information expert named Paul Otlet imagining where telephones and television might someday go. That was one of the topics in a wild discussion on the history of the
  • Google to Announce Venture With Belgian Museum

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | over 2 years ago
    Google, which organizes the world's information digitally, is linking up with a precursor that aimed to do something similar, on paper. It plans to announce Tuesday that it is forming a partnership with a museum in Mons, Belgium , dedicated to a long-

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