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100 1  Wright, Alex,|d1966-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
       n2007014523 
245 10 Cataloging the world :|bPaul Otlet and the birth of the 
       information age /|cAlex Wright. 
264  1 Oxford ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c2014. 
300    1 online resource 
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504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  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. 
520    "The dream of universal knowledge hardly started with the 
       digital age. 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 reseau
       mondial: a worldwide web. It all seemed possible, almost 
       until the moment when the Nazis marched into Brussels and 
       carted it all away. In Cataloging the World, Alex Wright 
       places Otlet in the long continuum of visionaries and 
       pioneers who have dreamed of unifying the world's 
       knowledge, from H.G. Wells and Melvil Dewey to Ted Nelson 
       and Steve Jobs. And while history has passed Otlet by, 
       Wright shows that his legacy persists in today's networked
       age, where Internet corporations like Google and Twitter 
       play much the same role that Otlet envisioned for the 
       Mundaneum -- as the gathering and distribution channels 
       for the world's intellectual output. In this sense, 
       Cataloging the World is more than just the story of a 
       failed entrepreneur; it is an ongoing story of a powerful 
       idea that has captivated humanity from time immemorial, 
       and that continues to inspire many of us in today's 
       digital age"--|cProvided by publisher. 
520    "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 reseau 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. In The Web that Wasn't, 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. Recognizing the 
       limitations of traditional libraries and archives, Otlet 
       began to imagine a radically new way of organizing 
       information, and undertook his life's great work: a 
       universal bibliography of all the world's published 
       knowledge that ultimately totaled more than 12 
       millionindividual entries. That effort eventually evolved 
       into the Mundaneum, a vast "city of knowledge" that opened
       its doors to the public in 1921 to widespread attention. 
       Like many ambitious dreams, however, Otlet's eventually 
       faltered, a victim to technological constraints and 
       political upheaval in Europe on the eve of World War II."-
       -|cProvided by publisher. 
588 0  Print version record. 
600 10 Otlet, Paul,|d1868-1944.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       names/n90646362 
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655  4 Electronic books. 
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