NAME: Julius Hanauer
DATES: 1872 - about 1940
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Julius Hanauer, born 21 September 1872, in Mannheim, studied physics, mathematics and chemistry. After 1896 he worked for four years in industry. He acted as a co-founder of Hermann Becks Internationales Institut für Sozial-Bibliographie. Between 1908 and 1910 he worked with Otlet at the Institut International de Bibliographie in Brussels. After World War I he was librarian at the Literarisches Bureau of the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft in Berlin. He was called "the Saint Francis of the UDC" in Germany. Erich Pietsch mentioned Hanauer as one of the first who published the idea to use (Hollerith) machines for information and documentation. In 1935 he was retired and living in Frankfurt. He died during World War II.

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OFFICES: Literarisches Bureau of the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) in Berlin
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Some of Hanauer's works include:


Articles:

Hanauer, J. (1908). Eine internationale bibliographische Konferenz [An international bibliographic conference]. Kritische Blätter der gesamten Sozialwissenschaften, 4, 99102.
Hanauer, J. (1928). Dezimalklassifikation [Decimal classification]. Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen, 45, 503514.

Further information:
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.


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