DS08 - Sociétés innovantes, intégrantes et adaptatives

Documenting documentation: european and french-speaking tradition – HyperOtlet

Submission summary

HyperOtlet is a multi and transdisciplinary project about a major book in the history of information sciences: Le Traité de documentation, written in 1934 by a Belgian lawyer: Paul Otlet († 1944). Passionate militant of a new field, documentation, he created original tools and practices and thus, a new knowledge tradition. HyperOtlet will articulate a set of historical and documented research with a collaborative digital device and elaborate an augmented corpus around 4 axes: new contextualisations of digital culture (documentary regime, Muller); discussions about current issues of documentation in digital humanities (Le Deuff) of documentarity (Pédauque) and documentality (Ferraris); promote the creation of an epistemic community able to represent an European documentary tradition; develops new ways in consulting, reading, navigating in written works (ENSSIB, MSHPN).

Project coordinator

Monsieur Bertrand Müller (CENTRE MAURICE HALBWACHS)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


MUNDA Mundaneum
Enssib Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques
MSH PN Maison des sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord

Help of the ANR 469,296 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2017 - 36 Months

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