MichaelMay.27904586 | 10 Jul 14:07 2006

Open Access to S. R. Ranganathan at dLIST

The editors of dLIST, the Digital Library of Information Science & Technology,
are pleased to announce that the dLIST Classics Project has received permission
 from the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS) to provide
open electronic access to the following works by S. R. Ranganathan:

Laws of Library Science, 1931.
New Education and School Library, 1973.
of Library Classification, 1950.
Prolegomena to Library Classification, 3rd
ed., 1967.
Classification and Communication, 1951.
Documentation: Genesis
and Development, 1973.
Documentation and Its Facets, 1963.
Library Book
Selection, 2nd ed., 1966.
Reference Service, 2nd ed., 1961.

Shiyali Ramamrita
Ranganathan (1892-1972) was a pioneer in the field of Library and Information
Science. S.R. Ranganathan's The Five Laws of Library Science, the main premise
of which is "books are for use," is arguably the most influential work in
LIS to date. A preliminary scan of the prefatory matter and first chapter
from the original 1931 edition of S.R. Ranganathan's Five Laws is now available
at dLIST:


dLIST editors thank the
following individuals for making open access to S.R. Ranganathan's works possible:
A. Neelameghan, K. N. Prasad, and K. S. Raghavan (SRELS, Bangalore, India,
and Documentation Research & Training Centre, Bangalore), and S. Arunachalam,
dLIST Advisory Board Member (MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai,

dLIST is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital
archive for the Information Sciences. dLIST Classics is a new project that
is making fundamental and leading Library and Information Science texts openly
accessible in dLIST. For more information, please visit dLIST at:


Michael May
dLIST Classics Editor
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