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Title:The Decimal Office: Administration as a Science in the Netherlands in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century
Author(s):van den Heuvel, Charles
Subject(s):Classification, Dewey decimal
The Netherlands
Abstract: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. Here, I discuss the enormous interest in the decimal system in the Netherlands that went far beyond its original role for the classification of bibliographic knowledge. I will present Johan Zaalberg (1858–1934) and Ernst Hijmans (1890–1987) as two advocates for the use of the decimal system in the administration of public organizations and private companies and its role in the development of scientific management in the Netherlands.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Library Trends 62 (3) Winter 2014: Essays in Honor of W. Boyd Rayward: Part 1: 329-345.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/49310
ISSN:1559-0682
DOI:10.1353/lib.2013.0042
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-27
2015-12-31


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