Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan
Bio: Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan is an academic researcher from University of Delhi. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Library classification & Colon classification. The author has an hindex of 13, co-authored 51 publication(s) receiving 1391 citation(s).
Papers published on a yearly basis
01 Jan 1948
TL;DR: The works of the renowned Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan - considered the father of library science in India - cover certain facets of library and information science.
Abstract: The works of the renowned Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan - considered the father of library science in India - cover certain facets of library and information science. These library science classics - reprinted by Ess Ess Publications - make Dr. S.R. Ranganathan's work available to the current generation of librarians. S. R. Ranganathan, considered by librarians all over the world to be the father of modern library science, proposed five laws of library science in the early 1930s. Most librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of the philosophy of their work and service in the library. These laws are: Books are for use, Every reader his or her book, Every book its reader, Save the time of the reader, and The library is a growing organism. The Five Laws of Library Science are some of the most influential concepts in the field. Since they were published in 1931, these five laws "have remained a centerpiece of professional values..." (Rubin 2004). These basic theories of Library Science continue to directly impact the development of this discipline and the service of all libraries. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]. The book has been reprinted over twenty-five times to meet the demand from libraries, students of library and information science and information professionals. In 2006 when DLIST (University of Arizona) placed a test version of the contents page and first chapter of the first edition of the book on the Internet, there were some 640 downloads in twenty-four hours. The 'five laws' are equally valid in the present digital / information age as they have been in the conventional library environment.
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•12 Mar 1985
TL;DR: In this paper, Ramanujan noted striking and sometimes still unproved results in series, special functions, and number theory, and showed that these results can be obtained in isolation.
Abstract: Working mostly in isolation, Ramanujan noted striking and sometimes still unproved results in series, special functions and number theory.
01 Jan 1992
TL;DR: This electronic version was converted to PDF from the original manuscript with no changes apart from typographical adjustments and it has been ensured that the page numbering of the electronic version matches that of the printed version.
Abstract: Information Retrieval Interaction was first published in 1992 by Taylor Graham Publishing. This electronic version, published in 2002, was converted to PDF from the original manuscript with no changes apart from typographical adjustments. It has been ensured that the page numbering of the electronic version matches that of the printed version. Both versions can therefore be cited as:
01 May 1991-Communications of The ACM
TL;DR: The conclusions of the experience are: reuse library technology is available, it is transferable, and it definitely has a positive financial impact on the organization implementing it.
Abstract: Experience with the development, implementation, and deployment of reuse library technology is reported. The focus is on organizing software collections for reuse using faceted classifications. Briefly described are the successfully GTE Data Services' Asset Management Program and the steps taken at Contel for furthering reuse technology. The technology developed for reuse libraries is presented, followed by a description of how it was transferred. The experience described indicates that reuse library technology is available and transferable, and that it definitely has a positive financial impact on the organization implementing it. >
01 Sep 2003-Ai Magazine
TL;DR: This article presents the methodology that has been successfully used over the past seven years to create the International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums (CIDOC) CONCEPTUAL REFERENCE MODEL (CRM), a high-level ontology to enable information integration for cultural heritage data and their correlation with library and archive information.
Abstract: This article presents the methodology that has been successfully used over the past seven years by an interdisciplinary team to create the International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums (CIDOC) CONCEPTUAL REFERENCE MODEL (CRM), a high-level ontology to enable information integration for cultural heritage data and their correlation with library and archive information. The CIDOC CRM is now in the process to become an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard. This article justifies in detail the methodology and design by functional requirements and gives examples of its contents. The CIDOC CRM analyzes the common conceptualizations behind data and metadata structures to support data transformation, mediation, and merging. It is argued that such ontologies are property-centric, in contrast to terminological systems, and should be built with different methodologies. It is demonstrated that ontological and epistemological arguments are equally important for an effective design, in particular when dealing with knowledge from the past in any domain. It is assumed that the presented methodology and the upper level of the ontology are applicable in a far wider domain.
TL;DR: The fundamental abstractions of Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios, and Societies (5S), which allow us to define digital libraries rigorously and usefully, are proposed.
Abstract: Digital libraries (DLs) are complex information systems and therefore demand formal foundations lest development efforts diverge and interoperability suffers. In this article, we propose the fundamental abstractions of Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios, and Societies (5S), which allow us to define digital libraries rigorously and usefully. Streams are sequences of arbitrary items used to describe both static and dynamic (e.g., video) content. Structures can be viewed as labeled directed graphs, which impose organization. Spaces are sets with operations on those sets that obey certain constraints. Scenarios consist of sequences of events or actions that modify states of a computation in order to accomplish a functional requirement. Societies are sets of entities and activities and the relationships among them. Together these abstractions provide a formal foundation to define, relate, and unify concepts---among others, of digital objects, metadata, collections, and services---required to formalize and elucidate "digital libraries". The applicability, versatility, and unifying power of the 5S model are demonstrated through its use in three distinct applications: building and interpretation of a DL taxonomy, informal and formal analysis of case studies of digital libraries (NDLTD and OAI), and utilization as a formal basis for a DL description language.