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Library Administration

S.R. Ranganathan

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ISBN 10: 8170004969 / ISBN 13: 9788170004967
Published by Ess Ess Publisher, 2006
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Indian Statistical Instituteibrary-Association" Title="American-Library-Association">American Library Associationndu-University" Title="Banaras-Hindu-University">Banaras Hindu Universityef="./books/Ranganathan" Title="Ranganathan">Ranganathan is world-renowned in the field of library and information science. There is hardly any aspect of library Science that he has not touched and made significant contributions to it. His Five Laws of Library Science laid the foundations of library and information service; and his Prolegomena to Library Classification, Colon Classification along with Chain Procedure are seminal contributions to Knowledge Organization (subject structuring, classification and indexing). Dr. Ranganathan received many honours - the National Research Professorship in Library Science in March 1965 conferred by the Government of India.; D. Litt (Honoris Causa) by the Delhi University in 1948; Doctorate in Library Science by the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, Padma Shri in 1956; and the Margaret Mann award in 1971 by the American Library Association for his contribution to Cataloguing theory and practice. Born in August 1892, Dr. Ranganathan earned his M A in Mathematics from the Madras. He started as a lecturer in mathematics and Physics in some of the constituent colleges of the Madras University. Chance Events led him to accept the Madras University Librarian`s post in 1924. After a year`s Study at the School of Librarianship and Archives in London, he returned to the Madras University Library and for the next 20 years, worked ceaselessly to make that Library a Model Academic library. In 1945 he was invited to the positions of Honorary Professor of Library Science by the Banaras Hindu University (1944-47), then Delhi University (1947-56) and later the Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) of the Indian Statistical Institute at Bangalore (1962-1972). Earlier he was associated with the establishment of such information Institutions as INSDOC (CSIR), and Documentation Sectional Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi. He founded the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science in 1963., with the objective of promoting research in library science and dissemination of the reseach results. He wrote more than 2000 research papers, about 60 books, and founded and edited five periodical publications during his life-time. Ranganathan passed away on 27th September 1972, leaving indelible marks in most facets of library and information science. Printed Pages: 678. Bookseller Inventory # 58890

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Title: Library Administration

Publisher: Ess Ess Publisher

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Works of Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R. Ranganathan) need no introduction. They are renowned not because they cover certain facet of library and information science, but because they have been written by the father of library science in india, Dr. Ranganathan. These library science classics have been reprinted to make Dr. Ranganathan's work available to the current generation of librarians and for those to come. The book is a remarkable illustration of the application of systems analysis, study of work flow, and time and motion study to libraries. It also illustrates the need for the library manager and management to pay attention to the minutae of library work and at the same to have a holistic view of library's functions. It is only very appropriate that Ranganathan provides an extract from the 'Mother' (page 66-72) by the mystic Shri Aurobindo to support this holistic approach to library administration.

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