|ORGANIZATION:||The Bridge (Brücke), International Institute for the Organization of Intellectual Work|
|PERSONS INVOLVED:||Wilhelm Ostwald; Karl Wilhelm Bührer; Adolf Saager|
|MAJOR PROJECTS:||The Bridge was supposed to be the information office of the information offices, a "bridge" between the "islands" where all other institutions - associations, societies, libraries, museums, companies, and individuals - "were working for culture and civilization". The organization of intellectual work was intended to occur "automatically" through the general introduction of standardized means of communication - the monographic principle, standardized formats, and uniform indexing ("Registraturvermerke" by using the Decimal Classification) for all publications - and by means of a "comprehensive, illustrated world encyclopedia on sheets of standardized formats". Close cooperation with the Institut Internationale de Bibliographie (IIB) in Brussels was planned.|
Hapke, T. (1999). Wilhelm Ostwald, the "Brücke" (Bridge), and connections to other bibliographic activities at the beginning of the twentieth century. In M. E. Bowden, T. B. Hahn, & R. V. Williams (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on the History and Heritage of Science Information Systems (pp. 139-147). Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. for the American Society for Information Science and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
Satoh, T. (1987). The bridge movement in Munich and Ostwald's treatise on the organization of knowledge. Libri, 37, 1-24.
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