Paul Otlet

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Paul Marie Ghislain Otlet (23 August 1868 – 10 December 1944) was a Belgian 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.

Works

  • L'Ile du Levant, Bruxelles: Typographie et Lithographie E. Guyot, 1882.
  • L'Afrique aux Noirs, Bruxelles: Ferdinand Larcier, 1888.
  • Lettres sur la Politique Coloniale Belge, Bruxelles: Imprimerie et Lithographie de la Côte Libre, 1889.
  • more bibliography

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