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The Resource The man who wanted to classify the world, by Françoise Levie, Sofidoc Productions, (electronic resource)

The man who wanted to classify the world, by Françoise Levie, Sofidoc Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
The man who wanted to classify the world
Title
The man who wanted to classify the world
Statement of responsibility
by Françoise Levie, Sofidoc Productions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1934, a Belgian visionary named Paul Otlet conceived of a library with no physical books whose contents could be viewed on a screen. His obsession was to classify, encode and unify books and documents published all over the world. Over the years, he and his staff would fill in 12 million index cards. His classification system is regarded today as similar to hypertext, which enables us to navigate the internet. A pacifist and an internationalist, Otlet was one of the driving forcesbehind the League of Nations. He persuaded the architect Le Corbusier to design a World City dedicated to Peace, Knowledge and Fraternity. This beautiful film interweaves a vast fund of recently discovered documents from his archive with autobiographical material to create a fascinating piece of intellectual history
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levie, Françoise
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sofidoc Productions
Runtime
61
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Otlet, Paul
Target audience
general
Label
The man who wanted to classify the world, by Françoise Levie, Sofidoc Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641522
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641522/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210130
  • (OCoLC)747797405
Video recording format
other
Label
The man who wanted to classify the world, by Françoise Levie, Sofidoc Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641522
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641522/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210130
  • (OCoLC)747797405
Video recording format
other

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