Title

"Logic and the Organization of Information" – An Appreciation of the Book of This Title by Martin Frické. A Set of Short Essays

Publication Title

Journal of Information Science

Publication Date

10-2013

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1177/0165551513480310

Keywords

logic, organization, information, essays

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The "Journal of Information Science" does not normally carry book reviews, but when the Editor received a copy of Martin Frické's book, Logic and the Organization of Information, he thought it was too interesting to ignore. It succinctly encapsulates years of accumulated research and practice in the field, while also adding 'logic' into the mix. He asked me if I could think of a suitable way of acknowledging the work, and I proposed a collection of short pieces by prominent people in the information science community. This is not, then, a review; more a salute to the author for making explicit the fundamental relationship between the ancient disciplines of logic and knowledge organization.