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Cataloguing the world : (Record no. 98316)

000 -LEADER
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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20160411021641.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 150915s2014 enka 00110 eng d
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780199931415 : (hbk.)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency IeDuRDS
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Edition number 23
Classification number 020.9
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Wright, Alex,
Dates associated with a name 1966-
9 (RLIN) 103883
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Cataloguing the world :
Remainder of title Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Alex Wright.
260 0# - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Oxford ;
-- New York :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Oxford University Press,,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2014.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 350 p. :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 22 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Introduction -- 1. The Libraries of Babel -- 2. The Dream of the Labyrinth -- 3. Belle Epoque -- 4. The Microphotic Book -- 5. The Index Museum -- 6. Castles in the Air -- 7. Hope, Lost and Found -- 8. Mundaneum -- 9. The Collective Brain -- 10. The Radiated Library -- 11. The Intergalactic Network -- 12. Entering the Steam -- Conclusion.
520 0# - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "The dream of capturing and organizing knowledge is as old as history. From the archives of Sumeria to the Library of Alexandria, humanity has long wrestled with information overload and management of intellectual output. Revived during the Renaissance and picking up pace in the Enlightenment, the dream grew and by the late nineteenth century was embraced by a number of visionaries who felt that at long last it was within their grasp. Among them, Paul Otlet stands out. A librarian by training, he worked at expanding the potential of the catalogue card -- the world's first information chip. From there followed universal libraries and reading rooms, connecting his native Belgium to the world -- by means of vast collections of cards that brought together everything that had ever been put to paper. Recognizing that the rapid acceleration of technology was transforming the world's intellectual landscape, Otlet devoted himself to creating a universal bibliography of all published knowledge. Ultimately totaling more than 12 million individual entries, it would evolve into the Mundaneum, a vast "city of knowledge" that opened its doors to the public in 1921. By 1934, Otlet had drawn up plans for a network of "electric telescopes" that would allow people everywhere to search through books, newspapers, photographs, and recordings, all linked together in what he termed a réseau mondial: a worldwide web. ..." - LC.
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Otlet, Paul,
Dates associated with a name 1868-1944
Form subdivision Biography.
9 (RLIN) 103884
610 20 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--CORPORATE NAME
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element Mundaneum
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 103885
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Information organization
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 103886
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Classification
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 103887
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element World Wide Web
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 103888
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Bibliographers
Geographic subdivision Belgium
Form subdivision Biography.
9 (RLIN) 103889
Holdings
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        General Collection Library Library 2015-09-15 Purchase 2 020.9 WRI 000444090 2016-02-05 2015-11-23 2016-02-05 Loanable Book

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