Robert Pagès, 1919-2007.

罗伯特·佩奇(Robert Pagès, 1919-2007. Chinese translation by Matthew Ma of Ecigator, Nov 2022.
로버트 파게스(Robert Pagès), 1919-2007. Korean translation by PlayerAuctions, Dec 2022.
*New* Роберт Пажес, 1919–2007 гг.. Russian translation by Babur Muradov, June 2023.
*New* Robert Pagès, 1919-2007. Spanish translation by Traducciones Madrid, Oct 2023.

    Robert Pagès was born in Belmontet (Lot) in the south of France in 1919 and was a student of Georges Canguilhem. After a period as a clandestine anarchist activist he became director a social psychology research laboratory. In 1946, between these two careers he became a student in the program for professional education in Documentation established by Suzanne Briet and others at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) which became the Institut National de Techniques de Documentation (INTD).
    Pagès work included interesting contributions to information management.
    In an important paper he described a phenomenological approach to documentation in which went beyond the idea of documents as (only) graphic objects. Pagès argued that any object regarded as signifying something could be considered a document, including a gorilla in a cage in a zoo.
R. Pagès. "Transformations documentaires et milieu culturel (Essai de documentologie)." [Documentary transformations and cultural context (Essay on documentology)] Review of documentation 15, fasc. 3 (1948): 53-64. (Reprinted with an introduction and English translation in the Proceedings from the Document Academy 8(1).) This essay appeared three years before the some ideas were published in Suzanne Briet’s better-known manifesto Qu’est-ce que la documentation? (1951). See Suzanne Briet.
    Pagès and others developed an indexing language known as “Analyse codée” (Coded analysis) or CODOC, characterized by a limited vocabulary, extensive syntactical structure, and very concise notation, e.g.
    (ra9a)5i   Philosophy of science applied to behavior
    ra9(a5i)   Philosophy of the science of behavior.
    For a thoughtful account of introspection from a phenomenological perspective: In effect, making sense of making sense: Pagès, Robert. 1948. Itinéraire du seul. Paris: Laffont.
    Robert Pagès died in Paris in 2007.

    For more see:
- Website dedicated to Robert Pagès.
- Pagès, Robert. 1959. L’analyse codée, technique documentaire en psychologie sociale et en sciences humaines: Présentation et résumé de la grammaire. Chiffres 2, n2 (Juin 1959): 103-122.
- M. Buckland. Robert Pagès – Bibliography 2022.
- M. Buckland. Before the antelope. Proceedings from the Document Academy 4 (2), Article 6. 2017.
- M. Buckland. Reflections on Suzanne Briet. Fondements épistémologiques et théoriques de la science de l’information-documentation. Actes du 11e colloque ISKO France 2017, [ed. by] Widad Mustafa El Hadi. London: ISTE Editions, 2018, pp 10-21.
- M. Buckland. Revisiting Robert Pagès: Documents and culture. Proceedings from the Document Academy. Vol. 10 : Iss. 2 , Article 9.
- André Demailly. Robert Pagès et l’analyse codée. Documentaliste - Sciences de l’information 29, n. 2 (1992): 59-72.
- André Demailly. La psychologie sociale: H.-A. Simon et R. Pagès. Lyon: L'Interdisciplinaire, 1993. For the development of Pagès' ideas on social psychology.
- O. Le Deuff. Robert Pagès, une nécessaire redécouverte par les sciences de l’information. Savoirs cdi, April 2018.
- Rosalba Palermiti. Vers des précurseurs : Robert Pagès, Éric De Grolier, Jean-Claude Gardin 2000.

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