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PROGRESS IN DOCUMENTATION: WISE: A WORLD INFORMATION SYNTHESIS AND ENCYCLOPAEDIA

MANFRED KOCHEN (University of Michigan)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 April 1972

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Abstract

In 1936, when H. G. Wells presented his proposal for a ‘World Encyclopaedia’ to the Royal Institution, an action‐oriented response commensurate with the magnitude of his idea did not ensue. ‘It is a super university I am thinking of, a world brain; no less’, he said. The speech was printed in an obscure book titled World Brain, which is now out of print and hardly ever cited or discussed where it should be.

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KOCHEN, M. (1972), "PROGRESS IN DOCUMENTATION: WISE: A WORLD INFORMATION SYNTHESIS AND ENCYCLOPAEDIA", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 322-343. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026546

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