Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Paul Marie Ghislain Otlet
Born: August 23, 1868, in Brussels, Belgium
Death: December 10, 1944 (Age: 76)
- Father of information science.
- French-speaking Belgian author, entrepreneur, visionary, lawyer, and peace activist.
- Created the Universal Decimal Classification, one of the most prominent examples of faceted classification.
- Responsible for the widespread adoption in Europe of the standard American 3x5 inch index card used until recently in most library catalogs around the world.
- Essai d'universalisme (1935).
- Traité de Documentation (1934).