Ranganathan in the 21st Century

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Ranganathan in the 21st Century

  1. 1. Ranganathan in the 21st Century Anne Welsh, Lecturer in Library and Information Studies
  2. 2. The book has evolved ...
  3. 3. ... and so has the library ...
  4. 4. ... our principles remain
  5. 5. 1. Books are for use
  6. 6. Digitization
  7. 7. Aggregation http://www.wdl.orghttp://www.europeana.eu
  8. 8. 2. Every reader his book
  9. 9. Feed Me!Librarians usesocial media feedsto keep up-to-datewith publications ofinterest to theirpatrons, repurposeand pass them on.
  10. 10. 3.Everybookitsreader
  11. 11. OPAC
  12. 12. OPAC 2.0
  13. 13. 4. Save the time of the reader
  14. 14. 5. The library is a growing organism
  15. 15. Mobile Library :Mobile Library 2.0 : Pip Rimmington, Clincal Librarian http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs- careers/careers- gateway/life-at-work/career- profiles/pages/piprimmingto n.aspx
  16. 16. Image credits:Title slide: Ranganathan has a posse / Aaron Schmidt,http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronschmidt/273359696/The book has evolved: Three ages of reading on the tube / Annie Mole,http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/5601071670/... and so has the library: Laptop in tree / Ken Colwell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kcolwell/502787405/1. Books are for use: Studying / Benton Library Media Center, http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentonlibrary/3766676029/2. Every reader his book: Reading / Blue Square Thing, http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesquarething/5205406944/3. Every book its reader: No substitute / Patrick Feller, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/3493038584/4. Save the time of the reader: Delivery Room time clock / Boston Public Library, http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/5283414449/5. The library is a growing organism: MIT+150 / Chris Devers, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdevers/5702488800/

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