Decades before the Internet, two Belgians built a giant international documentation centre called Mundaneum. This vast database of 3-by-5 inch index cards eventually contained 16 million entries, covering everything from the history of hunting dogs to finance, and allowed anyone in the world to submit a query via mail or telegraph. The goal of the Mundaneum's founders was to preserve peace by assembling knowledge and making it accessible to the entire world.
Sound familiar? It does to us, too, which is why we're helping to revive the memory of the Mundaneum and its creators through a partnership with the Mundaneum and the University of Ghent. Read more on our blog: http://goo.gl/e7gYi