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  1. 1. Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & Information ScienceLIS 415 - 02: The Organization of Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyAlison Thornton & Joshua Parker18 October 2006Shiyali RamamritaRanganathan& the Colon Classification System
  2. 2. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemLife & Achievements (1892-1972):! Education:! Madras Christian College (Madras): Mathematics BA 1913, MA 1916! Teachers College (Saidapet): Teaching License 1917! University of London, School of Librarianship: Honors Certificate 1925! A Few Achievements:! First librarian at Madras University! Responsible for the reorganization of Indian Libraries! Founder of the Madras Library Association! Co-founder Indian Library Association! Founder of the Documentation Research and Training Center in Bangalore! Author of several books and other works! Contributions to Library Community:! The term “Library Science”! Library Administration and Management! Reference Service! The Five Laws! The Colon Classification
  3. 3. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemThe Five Laws of Library Science:1. Books are for use2. Every reader his or her book3. Every book its reader4. Save the time of the reader5. The library is a growing organism! Modern-day application of the Five Laws! The laws as applied to Colon Classification
  4. 4. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemColon Classification - A Faceted Approach:! [ ] Main Class: Broad subject area! [ , ] Personality: Primary subject aspect,identified after the other facets by the “ResidualMethod”! [ ; ] Matter: The material, composition,property, or method of the subject! [ : ] Energy: The action, activity, or workassociated with the subject! [ . ] Space: The geographical or spatialaspect of the subject! [ ! ] Time: The temporal aspect of the subjectResearch in the cure of thetuberculosis of lungs byx-ray in India in 1950sL,45;421:6;253:f.44N5L Medicine45 Lungs421 Tuberculosis6 Treatment253 Researchf X-ray44 IndiaN5 1950sExample taken from: Chan, L. M. (1994).Cataloging and Classification: AnIntroduction (2nd ed.). New York:McGraw-Hill.
  5. 5. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemAdvantages and Disadvantages:! Advantages of the Colon Classification:! Very flexible! Able to easily accommodate new scientific discoveries, intellectualinnovations, & cultural developments! Provides detailed and accurate subject classification! Recognizes that hierarchical arrangements are not always adequate! Disadvantages of the Colon Classification:! Extremely complex system! Time consuming subject analysis and description! Results in very long call numbers (L,45;421:6;253:f.44N5 = 22 characters!!)
  6. 6. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemThe Legacy of Colon Classification (CC):! Colon Classification is not widespread in libraries! CC has strongly influenced other classification schemes; mostmajor systems (although not LCC) now include at least someaspects of a faceted system! Faceted classification systems are increasing in popularity forelectronic resources! Epicurious.com! Yahoo! Directory search! del.icio.us & Connotea.org! Efforts at MIT to create a self-guiding eResources portal
  7. 7. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemBibliographyBatty, C. D. (1967). An introduction to colon classification. Hamden, CT: Archon Books.Chan, L. M. (1994). Cataloging and classification: an introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill.Cloonan, M. V. and Dove, J. G. (2005). Ranganathan online [Electronic version]. Library Journal (1976), 130(6), 58-60.Retrieved October 2, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Finks, L. W. (1992). A centennial salute to Ranganathan [Electronic version]. American Libraries, 23(July/August 1992), 593-594. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Gabridge, T.A., Hennig, N., Lubas, R., and Wenzel, S.G. (2005). When a librarian’s not there to ask: Creating an informationresource advisory tool [Electronic version]. In Thompson, H.A. (Ed.) Currents and convergence: Navigating the rivers ofchange. Proceedings of the ACRL 12th National Conference, April 7–10, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Chicago:Association of College and Research Libraries. Retrieved October 5, 2006 fromwww.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/gabridge05.pdf.Glassel, A. (1998, March). Was Ranganathan a Yahoo!? End Users Corner. Retrieved October 7, 2006http://scout.wisc.edu/Projects/PastProjects/toolkit/enduser/archive/1998/euc-9803.html.
  8. 8. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemBibliographyGopinath, M.A. (2003). Ranganathan, Shiyali Ramarita [Electronic version]. In Drake, M. A. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Library andInformation Science. New York: Dekker. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from Dekker Encyclopedias.Gorman, M. (1998). The five laws of library science: Then and now [Electronic version]. School Library Journal, 44(7).Retrieved October 10, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Kabir, A. M. F. (2003). Ranganathan: A universal librarian [Electronic version]. Journal of Educational Media & LibrarySciences, 40(4), 453-459. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Kashyap, M. M. (2002). A sketch of a code for developing computer-based library information systems based on classifiedcatalogue code of Ranganathan (part-II) [Electronic version]. DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology, 22(2), 27-61.Retrieved September 14, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Leiter, R. A. (2003). Reflections on Ranganathan’s five laws of library science [Electronic version]. Law Library Journal, 95(3),411-418. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Mole, H. V. (2005). Indian seminar honors Dr. S. R. Ranganathan [Electronic version]. Quarterly Bulletin of the InternationalAssociation of Agricultural Information Specialists, 50(1/2), 59. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from the Library Literature &Information Full Text database.
  9. 9. AlisonThornton & Joshua Parker • Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan& the ColonClassificationSystem • Presented: 18 October 2006Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & InformationScience • LIS 415-02: The Organizationof Information • Dr. Daniel JoudreyShiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan & the Colon Classification SystemBibliographyNeelameghan, A. (2005). Subject architecture model and building construction model: A system perspective [Electronic version].Information Studies, 11(4), 207-12. Retrieved October 2, 2006 from the Library Literature & Information Full Text database.Ranganathan, S. R. (1933). Colon classification. Madras: The Madras Library Association.Ranganathan, S. R. (1960). Colon classification (6th ed.). Bombay: Asia Publishing House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1965). The colon classification. New Brunswick, NJ: Graduate School of Library Service, Rutgers, the StateUniversity.Ranganathan, S. R. (1967). A descriptive account of the colon classification. Bombay: Asia Publishing House.Satija, M. P. (1989). Colon classification, 7th edition: a practical introduction. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications.Taylor, A. G. (2004). Wynars introduction to cataloging and classification. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

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