by Jack Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15, 2014 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on June 15, 2014.
Versions of the following have appeared online regularly, since 1992, as a feature of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which is distributed for free via email every month except August. Ejournal subscriptions may be obtained via email request to: email@example.com
Here this file is one of a number made available -- hopefully attractively, all in one place, and relevant to libraries and online digital information work in France and Europe -- as part of FYI France (sm)(tm), an online service to which anyone can subscribe for 12 months by postal mailing a check for US $45, payable to Jack Kessler, to PO Box 460668, San Francisco, California, USA 94146 (site licenses also are available): please write your email address on the front of your check. And you can pay via PayPal, on the FYI France homepage:
Please email suggestions for improvements to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, home to one of the finest ancient manuscript collections in France, or anywhere, proudly has unified its digital offerings into this single well-organized and easily-accessible site.
One may find there, now -- online & available & fascinating --
-- plus many other "dossiers thématiques".
-- and many more "dossiers thématiques"...
Complete BMLyon bibliographic notices are available for each item shown: "afficher la notice"...
-- and other "dossiers thématiques", plus Le Chant de David and other "expositions virtuelles"...
-- and other "dossiers thématiques"... plus "expositions virtuelles"....
-- plus, all superbly-presented,
-- if you have an interest in The Word or The Image, written or spoken or acted or sung or depicted or evoked, or printed, engraved, glued-to-a-wall, kept-forever, or memorialized in a photograph, and/or digitized... then France is a wonderful place... not the only reason, but it's one of the very many...
In addition to the above "Collections" see also, then, as I've been saying, the BMLyon's "parcours thématiques": thematic presentations of the above and many other topics -- online, in fulltext, and meticulously-annotated and sumptuously-illustrated, just point & click -- they offer both "expositions virtuelles" and "dossiers thématiques".
You can create your very own "ma bibliothèque numérique" online, too -- "ma sélection de documents", and "mes recherches" -- and no advertising, or at least I don't see any yet -- one wonderful thing about digital libraries generally, online, is the absence of the nauseating advertising flooding the online sites where nowadays we all must do all our work. One of my formerly-favorite non-French "commercial" sites now shows me underwear, every time I log-on... I'm trying to find the functionality elsewhere, now, and as soon as I do I'll log-off... Online digital libraries don't pose this particularly-irritating Internet problem.
And, finally, at the BM Lyon online, from their "Numelyo" service:
je participe -- a very-French & very-librarianly approach to "social media" -- you can participate in,
I am not sure how this last works, yet: no links appear -- perhaps this is like those "suggestion-boxes" with no bottoms, from the 1950s, which corporate & government bureaucracies carefully would position above a waste-basket -- but currently I see no way of adding my personal learned commentary on the BMLyon Timée...
Here it is! In "Ancient Books", if you click on "Les foresters de Jean Vauquelin, sieur de la Fresnaie", and want to tell the librarians what you know about it, you click on the little "Sherlock Holmes" icon to the right and a window pops up, as follows --
> aidez-nous à décrire ce document !
>Si vous pouvez nous apporter des précisions concernant une date, un lieu, les circonstances ou les personnes représentées, indiquez-les dans ce formulaire.
>N'hésitez pas à nous laisser votre nom et e-mail, ils ne seront pas rendus publics.
>votre Email (champ obligatoire);
>observations (champ obligatoire):
Help us describe this document!
If you are able to supply more precise details concerning a date, a place, the circumstances or the persons involved, please show them here.
Don't worry about giving us your name and email address, they will not be made public.
-- so, be daring! Make an original contribution to knowledge, here! Do remember, though, that these BMLyon librarians know their collections very well. But if you happen to know lots about Vauquelin or la Fresnaie, do tell them.
I suppose they figure that about their Timée it's all been said... still, though, I'd like at least to see that... no image connecting currently for the Bréviare d'Alaric, either, or for the Florus Commentaires or for others among the manuscripts... that's all server-errors and partial-loading, currently... I hope this gets corrected...
And virtually yours,
Jack Kessler, email@example.com
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