3.00 FYI France: Ejournal and archive

by Jack Kessler, kessler@well.sf.ca.us

December 15, 2007 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on December 15, 2007.

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FYI France: recent books on libraries & information


As always, combining and even conflating the two... Since its early 1990s beginnings, the term "digital library" has been a fuzzy one, there being so many things-digital which call themselves "libraries", and there being so many libraries which call themselves "digital".

So the approach taken here always has been my non-math layman's understanding of what Lotfi Zadeh really accomplished, with his fuzzy-logic algorithms guiding those Toyota robots along their assembly lines: if you don't find it in the first location, try another nearby, then another, and keep hunting and sooner or later you'll hit it...

Information may not all be just-digits, yet, but it is all information, a thing in its generality best understood by some differently than by others; so some reading on "books" & "buildings" & "history" & "professions" & "internet" still, and perhaps always, can be useful.

A list of recent/current items of interest, then, print-format: