An Information Scientist Who Answered the Challenge of the Future With a Challenge

J Kalliani


S R Ranganathan has made unique contributions to all aspects of Library and Information Science (LIS). It is because of his efforts that LIS became  subject of higher studies and research. Being an interdisciplinary subject and one which contributes to quality, relevance and uptodatenes of developments in all spheres of human activity his contributions are yet to be recognized in full perspective. The present compilation collects together remark son Ranganathan by experts from the fields on which he contributed as well as quotes from him which expresses his thoughts on some areas of  knowledge management  close to his heart.



Bernard Palmer, I (1972) Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan Ayer 1892-1972. Library Association Record 74, P228-229

Berwick Sayers, W.C (1960). An introduction to library classification. London, Grafton.

Chappel, M.H (1976). The place of reference service in Ranganathan’s theory of librarianship. Library Quarterly, 46, 381.

Girija Kumar (1992). S R Ranganathan:an intellectual biography, New Delhi, Har- Anand Publications.

Kaula, P N (1965). Honors and Awards. In S R Ranganathan. Librarian Looks Back. Delhi, ABC, 1991.

Kaula, P N, Ed. (1964). What they say. Benaras: Ranganathan Commemoration Volume.

Kumar, PSG ( 1992). Ranganathan: A Multi Faceted Personality. Delhi, B R, 1992

Langridge, D.W (1974). Ranganathan and mysticism in Dubey, Edward Ed.S.R Ranganathan 1879-1972. Library Association, London.

Library Science with a Slant to Documentation (LSSD). 1-. !964-71

Michael Gormen (1980). Let us now praise: a reflective look at six persons who greatly influenced the art of cataloguing. American Libraries.11, 203

Rajagopalan, T. S (1986) Ranganathans’ Philosophy. New Delhi, Vikas, 1986

Ranganathan, S R (1935). Library Administration. Bombay, Asia.

Ranganathan, S R (1944). Library Classification: Fundamentals and Procedures (LCFP). Bombay, Asia.

Ranganathan, S R. (1937). Prolegomena to Library Classification. Bombay, Asia.

Ranganathan, S R. (1944). Suggestions for organizing librraies in India. (SOLI) Bombay, Asia

Satija, Mohinder Pratap (1978). Ranganathan method and style: A pastiche of opinions, New Delhi, Kalyani Publishers.

Srivastava, S R (1977). Ranganathan: A Pattern Maker. New Delhi, Metropolitan, 1997.


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