Rayward's Otlet Page: Paul Otlet and Documentation

                                 W. Boyd Rayward and a portrait of Paul Otlet     

  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 the All-Union
     Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (Viniti), 1975, 390pp.
          Russian edition:Universum informastsii Zhizn’ i deiatl’ nost’ Polia Otle.Trans.R.S. Giliarevesky. Moscow: VINITI,
            Spanish edition. El Universo de la Documentacion: la obra de Paul Otlet sobra documentacion y organizacion
                 internacional. Trans. Pilar Arnau Rived. Madrid: Universidad Complutense, 1996 (with a new  introduction by the
                 author); 2 ed 1999.    

   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
    "UDC and FID: a Historical Perspective," Library Quarterly 37(1967):259-78.
     "Paul Otlet, a Centennial Tribute," International Associations 20(1968):55-58.
     "The International Institute for Bibliography and Pierre Nenkoff, a Bulgarian Librarian: an Attempt at International
         Co-Operation," Libri 24(1974):209-28 .
     "IFLA-FID - Is It Time For Federation?" IFLA Journal 3(1977):278-280.
     "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
     "The International Exposition and the World Documentation Congress, Paris, 1937," Library Quarterly 53(July
     "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

     "The Case of Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Science, Internationalist, Visionary: Reflection On Biography,"
     Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 23 (September 1991):135-145

     "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)

     "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. 290-294.

     "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 the FID Journal, International Forum for Information and
         Documentation 22[1997]: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)

       "Knowledge Organisation and a New World Polity: the Rise and Fall and Rise of the Ideas of Paul Otlet,"
                Transnational Associations/Associations Transnationales
                 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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