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International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) Records

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/9058

Abstract

Title:
International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) Records
Author/Creator:
International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)
Collection number:
94-35
Size:
31.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1960-1975
Inclusive dates:
1957-1982
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) was founded in Brussels in 1895 by Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine. Its original goal was to promote universal access to recorded knowledge through the creation of an international system of classification. In subsequent years, FID expanded its purpose to include international research in and development of information science and documentation. FID was dissolved in 2002. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, committee files, publications, program and project files, reports, working files, organizing materials, president's files, and financial records.

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Preferred citation:

International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) Records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Status:

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