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Cataloging the World

Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age

The dream of capturing and organizing knowledge is as old as history. From the archives of ancient Sumeria and the Library of Alexandria to the Library of Congress and Wikipedia, humanity has wrestled with the problem of harnessing its intellectual output. The timeless quest for wisdom has been as much about information storage and retrieval as creative genius. In Cataloging the World, Alex Wright introduces us to a figure who stands out in the long line of thinkers and idealists who devoted themselves to the task. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, Paul Otlet, a librarian by training, worked at expanding the potential of the catalog card, the world's first information chip. From there followed universal libraries and museums, connecting his native Belgium to the world by means of a vast intellectual enterprise that attempted to organize and code everything ever published. Forty years before the first personal computer and fifty years before the first browser, Otlet envisioned a network of "electric telescopes" that would allow people everywhere to search through books, newspapers, photographs, and recordings, all linked together in what he termed, in 1934, a r?seau mondial--essentially, a worldwide web. Otlet's life achievement was the construction of the Mundaneum--a mechanical collective brain that would house and disseminate everything ever committed to paper. Filled with analog machines such as telegraphs and sorters, the Mundaneum--what some have called a "Steampunk version of hypertext"--was the embodiment of Otlet's ambitions. It was also short-lived. By the time the Nazis, who were pilfering libraries across Europe to collect information they thought useful, carted away Otlet's collection in 1940, the dream had ended. Broken, Otlet died in 1944. Wright's engaging intellectual history gives Otlet his due, restoring him to his proper place in the long continuum of visionaries and pioneers who have struggled to classify knowledge, from H.G. Wells and Melvil Dewey to Vannevar Bush, Ted Nelson, Tim Berners-Lee, and Steve Jobs. Wright shows that in the years since Otlet's death the world has witnessed the emergence of a global network that has proved him right about the possibilities--and the perils--of networked information, and his legacy persists in our digital world today, captured for all time.

Andersen seemed concerned that their system was too regimented and tightly
bound to encompass the entirety of humanity. “I am afraid their lines are in many
places too narrow and their rules too material to meet a grand world movement.

Anglo-Saxon England

Explores the changes which took place in British society and culture between 550 and 1087, examining the emergence of feudalism and the growth of Anglo-Saxon church

Explores the changes which took place in British society and culture between 550 and 1087, examining the emergence of feudalism and the growth of Anglo-Saxon church

Criminal Law

Do your students understand the difference between murder and manslaughter? Are they confused by the concept of mens rea and accessorial liability? Criminal Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing students to this exciting area of law. The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this book will help them: DT Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly DT Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear DT Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: they'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law DT Deepen and test knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help students tackle assessments with confidence DT Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go further An extensive selection of online resources accompany this text, including: DT Multiple choice questions DT Flashcard glossary DT Guidance on answering the end of chapter exam questions . Guidance on answering the end of chapter self-test questions Additional lecturer resources include: DT Diagrams from the text DT A test bank of further multiple choice questions

The approach under the SOA 2003 is a significant departure from the law prior to
the Act which was to be found in the house of Lords' decision of DPP v Morgan [
1976] AC 182. CASE CLOSE-UP DPP v Morgan [1976] AC 182 In this case, ...

Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers 11+-12+ Years

Bond is the number one series for 11 plus practice, with over 45 years of experience. Written by expert authors Bond Assessment Papers offer continuous comprehensive support for all 11 plus subjects from ages 5 to 13. Tried and trusted, Bond has helped millions of children achieve 11 plus success. - 10 carefully graded practice papers - Assess your child's strengths and weaknesses to aid improvement and revision - Covers all 11 plus question types - Comprehensive coverage of all key Non-verbal Reasoning skills, ideal for homework and test practice - Answers and tips available online - Improve scores and understanding with online answer sheets to grade your child's - Motivating progress chart - Monitor progress and raise scores completing the chart after every paper - Comprehensive parental advice - Step-by-step support to help your child achieve 11 plus success - For 11 plus advice and other 11 plus practice resources visit www.bond11plus.co.uk

Bond is the number one series for 11 plus practice, with over 45 years of experience.

Bond Assessment Papers Non-verbal Reasoning, 9-10 Years

Written by expert authors Bond Assessment Papers offer progressive support for all 11 plus subjects from ages 5 - 13. Packed with a combination of topic-based tests and mixed tests to help your child develop a wide range of basic 11 plus skills. - Essential assessment practice for all key question types - Includes 6 carefully graded papers - Handy pull out answers that can be removed easily - For further advice and other 11 plus practice resources visit www.bond11plus.co.uk

Written by expert authors Bond Assessment Papers offer progressive support for all 11 plus subjects from ages 5 - 13.

Louis and the Night Sky

Louis hardly ever had trouble falling asleep. But this night, even though he had been cuddled and snuggled, Louis was thirsty and hot and fidgety. Then he had a wonderful idea. He would find a better planet to live on. Some place where the lights would be on all night long.

Louis hardly ever had trouble falling asleep.

How to Get a Specialty Training Post

The Insider's Guide

Each year, thousands of junior doctors apply for highly competitive training jobs in a variety of specialties. Obtaining a training job can be a difficult and stressful process, with some specialties attracting 40 applicants per post. This book helps doctors to improve their chances of getting that highly sought-after post. It is a wide-ranging, accessible guide to the application process, covering every step, from online application to the selection panel. It includes essential tips on career development, interview technique, and specialty-specific advice.

Every F2 will have worked in a variety of specialties and should be capable of
managing acutely ill patients by this stage. Many will be trained in ALS. This is
your chance to make a good first impression and set the right tone for the rest of
your ...