All The Knowledge of the World

“A documentary about Paul Otlet, often considered the father of information management, narrated by W. Boyd Rayward, his biographer. In the late 1800s and early 1900s Otlet pioneered the field of what we today call information science, but what he called documentation. A hundred years before the development of the Internet, Otlet used terms like web of knowledge, link, and knowledge network to describe his vision for a central repository of all human knowledge. In English and French. Produced for Dutch television in 1998.” – See also Françoise Levie’s documentary film ‘The Man Who Wanted To Classify The World‘ (€ 28 plus shipping and handling) – (Internet Archive)

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