|WORKED AT:||Hoechst AG, IDC|
Born in 1927, until 1982 at Hoechst AG, Head of Scientific Department for Documentation. He is known "for development of the GREMAS system (Genealogical Retrieval of Magnetic tape Storage), the first truly sophisticated computerized retrieval system, based on a faceted hierarchical fragment code for each part of a chemical molecule, and for development of the TOSAR system (TOpological representation of Synthetic and Analytical system Relations) for the retrieval of reactions and other concepts, including establishment of indexing concepts for nonstructural information and creation of theoretical basis of information systems." (Skolnik Award)
Foundation member of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation, busy in the board of management 1976-1989. Foundation member of the ISKO, busy in the board of management 1989-1998, for long years in the advisery board of the IDC (Internationale Dokumentationsgesellschaft für Chemie), wrote more than 100 papers, author of 4 books. Fugmann was also foundation member and chairman of the Fachgruppe Chemie-Information (SIG Chemical Information) in the GdCh, the German Chemical Society. 1992-1993 Visiting Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, part-time lecturer at the University for Applied Science in Darmstadt and Hannover as well as at the former University of Library Science in Stuttgart.
Skolnik award from the ACS 1982
Best paper of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science 1985
Ranganathan Award of the Committee Classification Research of the FID
Some of Fugmannd's major works include:
Fugmann, R. (1993). Subject analysis and indexing : theoretical foundation and practical advice / Robert Fugmann. Frankfurt/Main : Indeks-Verl. (Textbooks for knowledge organization ; 1)
Fugmann, R. (1970). Theoretical aspects of communication in chemistry. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 9, 555-576
Fugmann, R. (1982). On the role of theory in chemical information systems. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science, 22, 118-125
Fugmann, R. (1985). Five-axiom theory of indexing and information supply. Journal of the American Society of Information Science, 36, 116-129
Dahlberg, I. (2002). Dr. Robert Fugmann wurde 75. Information : Wissenschaft & Praxis (nfd), 53, 115-116.