Browse Library Trends 62 (2) Fall 2013: Essays in Honor of W. Boyd Rayward: Part 1 by Issue Date

  • Vossoughian, Nader (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    In this essay I offer a theoretical argument for why Die Brücke’s commercial interests should not be seen as an addendum to its scholarly or scientific pursuits. More specifically, the story of Die Brücke is a story about ...

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  • Laqua, Daniel (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    This article examines how the internationalism of the interwar years interacted with a growing concern for documentation and knowledge organization. To this end, it examines the work of the British Society for International ...

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  • Krummel, Donald W. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    In 1911, in support of Paul Otlet’s plan for a universal bibliography, Boleslas Iwinski, a Polish-born economist and labor organizer, estimated the total number of book titles that had been printed since Gutenberg’s day. ...

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  • Csiszar, Alex (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    The 1890s saw an explosion of ambitious projects to build a massive classification of knowledge that would serve as a basis for universal catalogues of scientific publishing. The largest of these were the rival International ...

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  • Cochrane, Pauline Atherton (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    This paper suggests writing a companion work to the Bourne and Hahn book, History of Online Information Services, 1963–1976 (2003), which would feature milestone improvements in subject access mechanisms developed over ...

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  • Dousa, Thomas M. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    Julius Otto Kaiser (1868–1927) was a special librarian and indexer who, at the turn of the twentieth century, designed an innovative, category-based indexing system known as “systematic indexing.” Although he is regarded ...

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  • Muddiman, Dave (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    A joint conference of the International Federation for Documentation (FID) and Aslib (the British Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux) was held in Oxford and London in late September 1938. It attracted ...

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  • Brunt, Rodney M. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    After describing briefly the activities of information officers in the early decades of British security services MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, otherwise known as MI6), the work of these documentalists is ...

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  • Hapke, Thomas (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    The German librarian Julius Hanauer, primarily known for his support of decimal classification in the 1920s, was an important link between Germany and the international bibliographic movement and documentation network in ...

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  • van den Heuvel, Charles (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    In 1983 Boyd Rayward described the early diffusion abroad of the Dewey Decimal Classification (and indirectly of the Universal Decimal Classification) in Australia, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Russia. ...

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  • Manfroid, Stephanie; Gillen, Jacques (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    This paper outlines the life and work of Paul Otlet (1868–1944). Otlet was a founder of the scholarly disciplines of bibliography, documentation, and information science. As a result of the work he undertook with Henri La ...

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  • Buckland, Michael K.; Lund, Niels W. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    W. Boyd Rayward is best known as the biographer of Paul Otlet and as a historian of documentation, but he has also always been concerned with contemporary services and with the nature of information science. Less well known ...

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  • Burke, Colin (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    Information history is moving beyond listing the “what” and to answering how-and-why systems emerged, prospered, or died. This paper explores the nature of (and debates over) explanation in historical studies. The conclusion ...

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  • Cronin, Blaise; Sugimoto, Cassidy R. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    In this paper we provide a bibliometric profile of Boyd Rayward. We begin by describing and categorizing his output over the course of his career. We identify all those whom he has cited in his published works and those ...

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  • D'Arpa, Christine (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
    W. Boyd Rayward’s scholarship spans more than forty years. It is characterized by the pursuit of distinct and remarkably consistent themes: Paul Otlet, library professional education, internationalism, and history and ...

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  • Black, Alistair; van den Heuvel, Charles (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)

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