14.0270 noisy libraries

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Date: 09/26/00

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 270.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 07:17:02 +0100
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: noisy vs signalful
      >          From: Jennifer De Beer <jennifer_de_beer@yahoo.com>
      >          [snip]
      > The concept 'digital library' implies networked
      > access, no? And that the users are not all located in
      > the same physical space. Hence the noisy library is
      > not the traditional physical space / building, but
      > rather a cyber one. In the latter instance noisiness
      > is good (as long as the infrastructure can handle the
      > load/hit rate)
    In which case, could we not suggest that the good, effective, efficient
    cyber library is "signal full" rather than noisy --- the transactions are
    themselves a source of information that can help guide the management of
    the infrastructure...
    one researcher's noise -- another's signal
    Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
    Member of the Evelyn Letters Project

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