Yves-François Le Coadic, born in 1942, began his education in 1960 at École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, earning an engineering degree from the ENS Chimie de Rennes in 1964 and went on to earn a PhD., focusing on Solid State Physics while working in Louis Neel’s lab at Grenoble. After a research stay in the U.S. at Case Western Reserve University, he returned to his home country of France and became a full time professor in Information Science at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris from 1982 to 2006.
His contributions to the field of Information Science include: organizing a political science program in Information Science at the Academy level in France that created jobs and established courses in this area, publishing a book for France in Information Science, and creating the first electronic journal in French, a collaborative effort with the Online Computer Library Center known more familiar as OCLC.
Le Coadic’s publications include; La Science de L’Information (1994), The Need for Information (1998), Elements of Mathematical Statistics and Information (2002), and Use and Users of Information (2004).
Since 2006, Yves-Francois Le Coadic has been the Secretary at Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques (CTHS) in Paris, France.