Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Helmut Arntz (1912-2007)

Professor Helmut Emil Richard Arntz (1912-2007) died on 31 May 2007. Professor Arntz held the posts of vice-president (1965-1971) and president of the FID (1972-1980). He was a founding member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Dokumentation of which he was the president 1962-1972.

Professor Arntz worked on the Universal Decimal Classification since 1952. He was the chair of the FID/Central Classification Committee from 1959-1986 and was involved in the revision of social sciences. He was also the member of several UNESCO Committees. Professor Arntz was the author of many publications and a recipient of many international awards for his contribution to the field of documentation.

(More detailed biography and bibliography of Prof. Arntz is available here ).

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