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Biographical presentation of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan for H6715, Perspectives on Information Science.

Biographical presentation of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan for H6715, Perspectives on Information Science.

Presented by Julinah Sabria and V Somasundram 3 April 2012

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  • I am very happy to go thru the slides. Ably collected material on Dr SRR.
    Besides his administrative and academic excellence, he was a innovator in teaching library science.
    i was lucky one to be taught by him in Vikram University, Ujjain in the year 1958. he taught library science, by seminar methodology. his skill ras immense in deducing his laws and cannons of library science from us(students).
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  • For those who are wondering who is SRR….SRR is a mathematician and librarian from IndiaWell known as the father of library science, documentation and info science in IndiaMost well-known contributions has worldwide influence.Look at his contributions in a whileHis birthday is observed as National Library Day (9th August 1892) in India
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  • In July 1921, he joined the Presidency College, Madras as Assistant Professor of Mathematics. At Mangalore and Coimbatore, Ranganathantaught Physics and Mathematics and at the Presidency College, he taught Algebra,Trigonometry and Statistics. follower of the individual method of teaching putting discussion method into active use. The classes used to be lively and purposive. earned the name born teacher. Teach with many anecdotes and examples from life which would keep his students engaged and attentive.
  • RukmaniA housekeeper and very devoted to SRRDied in 1928, when SRR was 36Sarada helped him to work ceaselessly for the cause of the library professionEngineer by profession, his only son lived in Luxembourg with his children
  • Stammering problem hindered his career as educator
  • After his education in the School of Librarianship in the University College, London, he went to pick up some practical experience by working in Croydon Public Libraries for 6 weeks.For the next 6 months, he visited over hundred of different libraries which he found it to be a rich experienceHe observed that libraries were in different stages of development, which appeared unrelated in different sector of library practice
  • contact with W.C. Berwick Sayers, Chief Librarian of Croydon Public Library and a lecturer in the University School of Librarianship, LondonUnder his guidance, Ranganathan visited a large number of libraries. He witnessed how the libraries therehad become community reading centres. also found how the libraries rendered service to various strata of the society: to children, to the working class and to women, besides other groups. This made a lasting impression on his mind; it considerably changed his outlook and he discovered a social mission in his mind; thus he discovered a social mission for the library profession and for himself.began a mission for librarianship. He began toreorganise the University Library. His first concern was to attract more readers to thelibrary and provide facilities for them. He took it upon himself to educate the publicon the benefits of reading to one's society and to oneself. He charged the library with amission of self-education for every one. He used mass media to make the library hubof activity. The University Library soon acquired a niche in the world of theenlightened public of Madras. The Government of Madras took a keen interest in thisand offered a handsome annual grant on a statutory basis.library, Ranganathan initiated behind the scene work in several aspectsPresident of the Indian Library Association (ILA)
  • Put in contact with W.C. Berwick Sayers, Chief Librarian of Croydon Public Library and a lecturer in the University School of Librarianship, LondonUnder his guidance, Ranganathan visited a large number of libraries. He witnessed how the libraries therehad become community reading centres. also found how the libraries rendered service to various strata of the society: to children, to the working class and to women, besides other groups. This made a lasting impression on his mind; it considerably changed his outlook and he discovered a social mission in his mind; thus he discovered a social mission for the library profession and for himself.began a mission for librarianship. He began toreorganise the University Library. His first concern was to attract more readers to thelibrary and provide facilities for them. He took it upon himself to educate the publicon the benefits of reading to one's society and to oneself. He charged the library with amission of self-education for every one. He used mass media to make the library hubof activity. The University Library soon acquired a niche in the world of theenlightened public of Madras. The Government of Madras took a keen interest in thisand offered a handsome annual grant on a statutory basis.library, Ranganathan initiated behind the scene work in several aspectsPresident of the Indian Library Association (ILA)
  • A training course in librarianship had been started by the Madras Library Association earlier and was taken over by the University in 1931. SRR was the main teacher assisted by his colleagues at the library, whom he had earlier trained, often "at the job".From 1945 to 1954 he served as librarian and as professor of library science at Hindu University in Varanasi (Banaras), and from 1947 to 1954 he taught at the University of Delhi.From 1954 to 1957 he was engaged in research and writing in Zürich.He returned to India in the latter year and served as visiting professor at Vikram University, Ujjain, until 1959.In 1962 he founded and became head of the Documentation Research and Training Centre in Bangalore, with which he remained associated for the rest of his life, and in 1965 he was honoured by the Indian government with the title of national research professor in library science.Dr. S R Ranganathan is considered to be the father, the doyen, messiah of library and information profession in India.Ranganathan was closely associated with ILA right from its inception till 1954 ie, for about two decades. In fact, Mr K M Asadullah who convened the first All India Library Conference in Calcutta in the year 1933, requested Dr Ranganathan to be its president. But Ranganathan declined this offer as he was busy with the work of Madras University Library and Madras Library Association. However, he agreed to be one of the Conveners of the Conference.Ranganathan drafted the Constitution of the proposed Indian Library Association on behalf of the Madras Library Association. There were two more drafts-one from the Working Committee and one from the Simla Library Association. Hence a two member committee with Mr Ranganathan and Mr Montague of Simla was appointed to finalise the Constitution. This was adopted on 13 Sep 1933 and thus ILA was founded.Ranganathan enrolled himself as the first life member of ILA.He was President, ILA for nearly a decade upto 1953.
  • Sarade helped him to work ceaselessly for the cause of the library profession
  • Sarade helped him to work ceaselessly for the cause of the library profession
  • Ranganathan’s main contribution to classification was the notion of these fundamental facets, or categories. Instead of schedules of numbers for each topic, Colon Classification uses series of short tables from which component numbers are chosen and linked by colons to form a whole. The book number is an integral part of the call number, a departure from Dewey or Library of Congress systems.
  • We will focus on his most notable contribution: the five laws of library science published in 1931. He presented the Five Laws for the first time in public to over 1,000 teachers here at the Educational Conference of South India, Dec. 1928One main question arised: cannot all these empirical aggregates of information and practices be reduced to a handful of basic principles?Upon return to Indian in July 1925, he struggled with overwhelming workOne day, Prof. B. Edward, a Mathematics professor of University College London, visited him and SRR shared his struggle about running the Madras University Library – cataloguing 32,000 volumes, designing and developeingColON Classification and Classified Catalogue Code; open access starrted, single-handedly had to handle reference service; library publicity; expanding volumes, etc.Prof. Edward hinted during the conversation: “You mean, “Books are for use”, “you mean this is your first law.”This struck an idea in SRR and that very night he enunciated the other laws and came up with deductions from the five laws.

Dr. S. R. Ranganathan : a biographical presentation Dr. S. R. Ranganathan : a biographical presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (1892 – 1972) Julinah Sabria Binte Abu Bakar Free Powerpoint Templates V. Somasundram
  • About S.R. Ranganathan (S.R.R.) • Mathematician and library science scholar from India • Father of library science, documentation and information science in India • Contributions has worldwide influence S.R.Ranganathan, 1964 Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Growing up • Born on August 9, 1892 in Shiyali (present day Sirkazhi) Madras, India o Father: Ramamrita Ayyar, Mother: Seethalakshmi o First child and first grandchild of both maternal and paternal parents Sitalakshmi (1872 - 1953),Sirkazhi S.R.R.’s mother Free Powerpoint TemplatesImage source: http://municipality.tn.gov.in/sirkazhi/
  • Education • Earned B.A. (1913) and M.A. (1916) degrees in Mathematics from Madras Christian College • Shared excellent teacher-student relationships • Lifelong goal: To teach mathematicsRanganathan as a student, 1913 Free Powerpoint Templates Madras Christian College, 1895
  • Career Taught at Mathematics faculties at Universities in Mangalore, Coimbatore and Madras His classes were lively and purposive, earned the name “born teacher” Had thrilling intellectual experiences with students & faculties Presidency College, Madras SRR and G.A. Srinivasan, Madras (1923) Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Family • Married to Rukmani when he was 15 years old, in 1907 o Rukmani died in an accident in 1928 • In 1929, he married Sarada o She was very devoted to S.R.R. o Helped S.R.R. to work ceaselessly for library profession o Only had one son, Shri. R. Yogeshwar Free Powerpoint Templates SRR with son, YogeshwarSarada and SRR in Zurich (summer 1954) (June 1937)
  • Some interesting facts about S.R.R. • Workaholic, spent hours in the library; even during his leisure hours • Had a stammering problem which he gradually overcame during his professional life • Initiated the first graduate course in Library Science in 1948, in Delhi University Discussing with Free Powerpoint Gupta, 1949 S. Das Templates
  • Stepping into the librarianship….• Had applied for the post of University Librarian in the University of Madras (UM) in 1923• University Management created the post to oversee their poorly organized collection• They required someone with research background; SRR’s papers on mathematics met the requirements Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Stepping into the library world• Initially reluctant to pursue the position (as he had forgotten about it when he was called for interview)• Took charge of the University Library on 4th January 1924Welcome as First Madras University Librarian (1924) Free Powerpoint Templates Library Madras University
  • Role as an University Librarian• Found the solitude of the job unbearable• Begged the university administration for a teaching position• A deal with the administration o Travel to London to learn contemporary Western practices in librarianship. o If he still rejected librarianship after the trip, he will be offered the mathematics lectureship o Went to University College London, where his mathematical knowledge came in handy for classification Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Library Education • Left for England in September 1924 for a 9-month studies & observation tour • Went to University College London, where his mathematical knowledge came in handy for classification School of Librarianship, University Free Powerpoint Templates College London
  • Library Education • W.C. Berwick Sayers, Chief Librarian of Croydon Public Library and lecturer in the School of Librarianship, University College London • Inducted S.R.R. into the library profession • Under Sayers’ guidance, S.R.R. visited a large number of libraries • Libraries  community reading centres • Services rendered to various strata • Discovered a social mission for library profession and himself Powerpoint Templates Free W C Berwick Sayers
  • Contributions • Wrote large mass of literature about librarianship; particularly classification • Was awarded the Padmashri Award by the Government of India for valuable contributions to library science Padmashri.Investiture in Delhi, SRR Birth Centenary, 29 October 1957 by August 1992. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Indian Post Office Free Powerpoint President of India Templates issues postage stamp
  • PublicationsIndian Library, A., & Ranganathan, S. R. (1951). Indian library directory. Delhi.Kaula, P. N., & Ranganathan, S. R. (1965). Library science today : Papers contrib. on the 71-st birthday of S. R. Ranganathan. London: Asia.Library Seminar on Research in the Social, S., Ranganathan, S. R., & Girja, K. (1960). Socialscience research and libraries; papers and summary proceedings, Bombay; New York.Madras Library, A., & Ranganathan, S. R. (1953). Library legislation. Handbook to theMadras Library Act. Madras & London.Madras Library, A., & Ranganathan, S. R. (1963). The five laws of library science. Bombay &London.Parkhi, R. S., & Ranganathan, S. R. (1964). Decimal classification and Colon classification inperspective : with a foreword by S. R. Ranganathan. London: Asia Publishing House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1965). The colon classification, New Brunswick, N.J.Ranganathan, S. R. (1934). Classified catalogue code. Madras; London: Madras libraryassociation; E. Goldston. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R. (1938). Theory of library catalogue. Madras; London: Madras libraryassociation; E. Goldston.Ranganathan, S. R. (1942). School and college libraries. Madras; London: Madras libraryassociation; E. Goldston.Ranganathan, S. R. (1944a). Library classification: fundamentals & procedure; with 1008graded examples & exercises. Madras; London: Madras library association; E. Goldston.Ranganathan, S. R. (1944b). Post-war reconstruction of libraries in India, a scheme. Lahore:Modern Librarian. Punjab Library Association. Forman Christian College Library.Ranganathan, S. R. (1945). Elements of library classification : based on lectures delivered atthe University of Bombay in December 1944. Poona: N.K. Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1946a). National library system : a plan for India. Lahore: IndianLibrarian.Ranganathan, S. R. (1946b). Suggestions for the organization of libraries in India. [Madras,New York: Indian Branch, Oxford Univ. Press.Ranganathan, S. R. (1949). Rural adult education. [S.l.]: Blunt. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R. (1950a). Library catalogue; fundamentals and procedure. [Madras:Madras Library Association.Ranganathan, S. R. (1950b). Library development plan : thirty-year programme for Indiawith draft library bills for the Union and the constituent states. Delhi: University of Delhi.Ranganathan, S. R. (1951a). Classification and communication. Delhi: University of Delhi.Ranganathan, S. R. (1951b). Philosophy of library classification. Copenhagen; New York: E.Munksgaard; Hafner.Ranganathan, S. R. (1951c). Public library provision and documentation problems : papersfor discussion at the ninth All-India Library Conference, Indore, 11-14 May 1951. Delhi;London: Indian Library Association ; G. Blunt & Sons.Ranganathan, S. R. (1952). Dictionary catalogue code. Madras: Madras Library Association.Ranganathan, S. R. (1953). Rendering of South Asian names : a report. S.l.: s.n.].Ranganathan, S. R. (1955). Heading and canons; comparative study of five catalogue codes.Madras: S. Viswanathan.Ranganathan, S. R. (1957a). Library science and the resilience of its laws. London: North-western Polytechnic, School of Librarianship. Powerpoint Templates Free
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R. (1957b). Prolegomena to library classification. London: The LibraryAssociation.Ranganathan, S. R. (1959b). Elements of library classificaton : based on lectures delivered atthe University of Bombay in December 1944 and in the Schools of Librarianship in GreatBritain in December 1956. London: Association of Assistant Librarians.Ranganathan, S. R. (1959c). Library administration. Bombay: Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1959d). Retrospective bibliography of Asian learned periodicals. Paris:Service photographique, UNESCO.Ranganathan, S. R. (1960). Library manual, for library authorities, librarians, and honorarylibrary workers. New York: Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1961a). Education for leisure. New York: Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1961b). Reference service. London: Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1963b). Documentation and its facets : being a symposium of seventypapers by thirty-two authors. New York: Asia Pub. House. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R. (1963d). Documentation periodicals: coverage, arrangement, scatter,seepage, compilation. Bangalore: Documentation Research and Training Centre.Ranganathan, S. R. (1963f). Library week souvenir. Bangalore: Mysore Library AssociationRanganathan, S. R. (1963g). The organization of libraries. London: Oxford University Press.Ranganathan, S. R. (1964). Comments on Model Public Libraries Bill prepared by the CentralMinistry of Education : an evaluation. Pune: Si. Ra. Satkara Samiti.Ranganathan, S. R. (1966a). Library development plan with a draft library bill for KeralaState. Trivandrum: S.G.P., Govt. Press.Ranganathan, S. R. (1966b). Seminar technique. New Delhi: Indian Adult EducationAssociation.Ranganathan, S. R. (1967a). A descriptive account of the colon classification. Bombay; NewYork: Asia Pub. House. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R. (1967b). Ramanujan : the man and the mathematician. Bangalore:Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science.Ranganathan, S. R. (1968). Free book service for all. Bombay: Pub. for the Mysore LibraryAssoc. by Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1971). Education and library system of the nation. Bangalore: MysoreLibrary Association.Ranganathan, S. R. (1972). Difficulties of government documents, James Childs, GilbertMudge Award (1971). Bangalore: Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science.Ranganathan, S. R. (1973). Documentation: genesis and development. Delhi: Vikas Pub.House.Ranganathan, S. R. (1988). Library manual : for library authorities, librarians and libraryworkers. Bangalore; New Delhi: Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science ;Distributors UBS Publishers Distributors Ltd.Ranganathan, S. R. (1990). Indian library manifesto. New Delhi: ABC Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R., & All India Library, C. (1953). Depth classification and reference service& reference material : papers for discussion at the tenth All-India Library Conference,Hyderabad, 1-4 June 1953, Delhi. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R., & Bhattacharyya, G. (1970). Conflict of authorship; corporate body vscorporate body. Bangalore: Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science.Ranganathan, S. R., & Bhattacharyya, G. (1974). Cataloguing practice : [by] S.R.Ranganathan. London: Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Conference, I. (1963). Documentation and the spiral of library service: IASLIC Conference, presidential address, 5, Poona, 1963. Poona?: s.n.].Ranganathan, S. R., & Dobrowolski, Z. (1964). Classification research 1957-1963 : Trendreport (India). Copenhagen: Danish Centre of Documentation.Ranganathan, S. R., Donker Duyvis, F., & Kaula, P. N. (1965). Library science today :Ranganathan Festschrift. London: Asia Publ. House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Girja, K. (1960). Social science research and libraries : papers andsummary proceedings ot the library seminar on research in the social sciences, New Delhi,2-4 Jan 1959. Bombay: Asia Publishing House. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R., & Gopinath, M. A. (1966). Library book selection. Bombay; New York:Asia Publishing House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Indian Adult Education, A. (1953). Literature for neo-literates beingreport of the 3rd National Seminar of the Indian Adult Education Association held at JamaiMillia, Okhla, 20 to 26 December, 1952. Delhi: Atma Ram.Ranganathan, S. R., & Indian National Scientific Documentation, C. (1954). Annals of libraryscience. Annals of library science.Ranganathan, S. R., & Kaula, P. N. (1965). Library science today : papers contributed on the71st birthday of S.R. Ranganathan, 12 August 1962. Bombay: Asia Publishing House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Kaula, P. N. (1992). A Librarian looks back : an autobiography of Dr.S.R. Ranganathan. New Delhi: ABC Pub. Hosue : Exclusive distributors, UBS PublishersDistributors.Ranganathan, S. R., Kaula, P. N., & Das Gupta, A. K. (1965). Ranganathan festschrift. NewYork: Asia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Kumar, G. (1960). Social science research and libraries. Bombay: AsiaPublishing House. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R., & Muthukumaraswamy, R. (1961). Commemoration bibliography of thefirst 1008 books published by the South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Publishing Society,Tinnevelly, Limited. Madras: South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Publishing Society,Tinnevelly, Ltd.Ranganathan, S. R., & National, L. (1993). Dr. S.R. Ranganathan : a tribute : on the occasionof his centenary celebrations. Calcutta: National Library.Ranganathan, S. R., Navalani, K., & Satija, M. P. (1993). Petits petales : a tribute to S.R.Ranganathan. New Delhi: ABC Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Neelameghan, A. (1966). Library service for all. Bangalore: MysoreLibrary Association.Ranganathan, S. R., & Neelameghan, A. (1975). Physical bibliography for librarians. NewYork: Asia Pub. House. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R., Neelameghan, A., & All-India Seminar on Public Library, S. (1972).Public library system: India, Sri Lanka, U.K., U.S.A.; comparative library legislation based onthe papers and proceedings of the All-India Seminar on Public Library System, Bangalore,28 to 20, April, 1972. Bangalore: Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science.Ranganathan, S. R., Neelameghan, A., & Gupta, A. K. (1968). Free book service for all; aninternational survey. Bombay; New York: Published for the Mysore Library Association byAsia Pub. House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Palmer, B. I. (1972a). Impact of growth in the universe ofclassification / view through a bibliography / by Bernard I. Palmer. Copenhagen: DanishCentre for Documentation.Ranganathan, S. R., & Palmer, B. I. (1972b). Ranganathan memorial issue. Copenhagen:Danish Centre for Documentation.Ranganathan, S. R., & Quayyum, Z. (1993). New horizons for jute. Ahmedabad, India:National Information Centre for Textile and Allied Subjects.Ranganathan, S. R., & Sivaraman, K. M. (1951). Library manual. Delhi: Indian LibraryAssociation. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • PublicationsRanganathan, S. R., Sivaraman, K. M., & Sundaram, C. (1940). Reference service andbibliography. With a foreword by Sir Maurice Linford Gwyer. Madras; London: The Madraslibrary association; E. Goldston.Ranganathan, S. R., Social Science Documentation, C., & International Conference onRanganathans, P. (1985). Dr S.R. Ranganathan : a bibliography. New Delhi: Social ScienceDocumentation Centre, Indian Council of Social Science Research.Ranganathan, S. R., & Sundaram, C. (1940). Reference service and bibliography. Madras;London: The Madras Library Association ; E. Goldston.Ranganathan, S. R., & Tamil Nadu Librarians, C. (1969). Library-science-based libraryservice. Madras: New Century Book House.Ranganathan, S. R., & Unesco. (1950). Classification, coding and machinery for search.Paris: UNESCO.Ranganathan, S. R., & Unesco. Field Science Cooperation Office for South, A. (1953). Unioncatalogue of learned periodical publications in South Asia. London: Indian LibraryAssociation.Tirunelveli Tennintiya Caivacittanta Nurpatippuk, K., Ranganathan, S. R., &Muthukumaraswamy, R. (1961). Commemoration bibliography of the first 1008 bookspublished by the South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Publishing Society, Tinnevelly, Limited. Free Powerpoint TemplatesTirunelveli.
  • Notable ContributionsImage source: Image source:http://tower.com Free Powerpoint Templates http://openlibrary.org
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  • Law No. 1 Books are for use Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 1: Books are for use• S.R.R. observed that books were often chained to prevent their removal and that the emphasis was on storage and preservation rather than use.• He asserted that the purpose of such activities was to promote the use of them. Without the use of materials, there is little value in the item.• By emphasizing use, Ranganathan refocused the attention of the field to access-related issues, such as the librarys location, loan policies, hours and days of operation, as well as such mundanities as library furniture and the quality of staffing. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 2 Every reader his [or her] book Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 2: Every reader his [or her] book• This law suggests that every member of the community should be able to obtain materials needed.• Librarians should have excellent first-hand knowledge of the people to be served.• Collections should meet the special interests of the community, and libraries should promote and advertise their services extensively to attract a wide range of users. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 3 Every book its reader Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 3: Every book its reader• Each item in a library has an individual or individuals who would find that item useful.• Ranganathan argued that the library could devise many methods to ensure that each item finds it appropriate reader.• One method involved the basic rules for access to the collection, most notably the need for open shelving. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 4 Save the time of the reader Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 4: Save the time of the reader• This law is a recognition that part of the excellence of library service is its ability to meet the needs of the library user efficiently.• Ranganathan recommended the use of appropriate business methods to improve library management.• Centralizing the library collection in one location provided distinct advantages.• Excellent staff would not only include those who possess strong reference skills, but also strong technical skills in cataloging, cross-referencing, ordering, accessioning, and the circulation of materials Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 5 The library is a growing organism Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Law No. 5: The library is a growing organism• This law focused more on the need for internal change than on changes in the environment itself.• Library organizations must accommodate growth in staff, the physical collection, and patron use.• Allowing for growth in the physical building, reading areas, shelving, and in space for the catalog. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Literature about S.R.R. & his five laws Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Relevance of the Five Laws today Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Relevance of the Five Laws today• Ranganathan sees the library as an institution that is active in a constantly changing environment, and according that, the institute should change and adapt itself with spirit of time so it can serve best those who need it.• Even in the 1930s, Ranganathan realized the importance of placing the readers and their needs at the center, making him ahead of his time.• This understanding is not new to academic libraries, but although an effort is being made to satisfy users information needs, there is still more to be done in this critical field. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • Relevance of the Five Laws today• In order to do that the academic library must expand its boundaries and position itself as a significant player in the new information environment, as an important aid in the creation and distribution of academic information and knowledge, to create a reality in which the library is indeed a living, growing organism.• Innovation and creativity is needed for pro-activism. Success in such initiative is a road in which the academic library can turn Ranganathans vision into the evolutionary reality. Free Powerpoint Templates
  • References Bates, M. J., & Maack, M. N. (2010). Encyclopedia of library and information sciences: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2010. 3rd ed. / Marcia J. Bates, editor-in-chief ; Mary Niles Maack, associate editor. Gorman, M. (1998). The five laws of library science then & now. [Article]. School Library Journal, 44(7), 20. Kuronen, T., & Pekkarinen, P. (1999). Ranganathan revisited: a review article. [Feature Article]. supplements to the five laws of library science, 31(1), 45-48. McMenemy, D. (2007). Ranganathans relevance in the 21st century. [Article]. Library Review, 56(2), 97-101. doi: Free Powerpoint Templates 10.1108/00242530710730268
  • References Ranganathan, S. R. (1988). The five laws of library science / by S.R. Ranganathan: Bangalore : Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science ; New Delhi : Exclusive distributors, UBS Publishers Distributors, 1988. Ed. 2 reprinted. Satija, M. P. (1987). Sources of research on Ranganathan bibliographical essay (Vol. 19, pp. 311-320). Images source: Krishnamurthy, M. Dr. S. R. Ranganathan : access portal to works by and on him. Retrieved 1st April, 2012, from http://www.isibang.ac.in/~library/portal/ Free Powerpoint Templates
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