• Documentation Genesis and Development

      Ranganathan, S. R. (Vikas Publishing House (Delhi, India), 1951)
      This is a preliminary digitization of S.R. Ranganathan's Documentation Genesis and Development. Published by Vikas Publishing House, Delhi in 1973. First Edition. Copyright permissions granted from the copyright holder: © Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS). To purchase reprints of this work, please visit Ess Ess Publications at http://www.essessreference.com/. Table of Contents: a. Conspectus. b. Address to the Iaslic members. c. Indian tradition of conspectus. d. Documentalist, research worker, and business man. e. Technical terminology. f. Havoc by an undefined technical term 'document'. g. What of documentation. h. Stages in the evolution of documentation service. j. 'Why' of documentation: social necessity. k. 'Why' of documentation: growth of technological research. m. Research as churn and documentation as a steadying tool. n. Quarrel about the agency for documentation. p. Documentation service: summum bonum of all library work. q. Documentation service: hub of all library work. r. Indian techniques of documentation. s. How of documentation: documentalist-reader relation. t. Analogues from traditions. u. Salary scale for librarians. v. Status vs salary. w. Library staff of government of India. x. Report of the pay commission and aftermath. y. False pretences: development. z. Library staff of non-governmental libraries. A. International organisation for documentation. B. National organisation for documentation. C. Beginning of documentation service in India. D. Beginnings of documentation work in India. E. Present day organisation for documentation in India. F. Documentation research and training centre. G. Indian standards institution: documentation section. H. Service library in India. J. Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre. K. Indian National Social Science Documentation Centre. M. Indian association of special libraries and information centres. Index.
    • Open Courseware initiatives for e-learners in India

      Majumder, Apurba Jyoti; Sarma, Gautam Kumar (Vikas Publishing House (Delhi, India), 2010)
      Open Courseware is nothing but the repository of the study and learning materials in digital form in the web which is open for every user i.e. Open Access. These repositories envisage to store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources with any time access offering interoperability. On the other hand, e-learning covers a myriad set of applications, and processes such as computer based learning, web-based learning, virtual classrooms, etc. What is most significant about the method is that it ensures faster learning at comparatively reduced cost and gives access to more learning resources. In India, a number of institutions are digitizing their course materials and a good number of open courseware have been established e.g. eGyankosh-a National Digital Repository, CEC Learning Object Repository, Indo- German eGurukul on Digital Libraries, NPTEL, NCERT Online Textbooks, UNESCOSALIS e-Learning Portal, etc. This paper presents a scenario of the Open Courseware initiatives in India that can be helpful and necessary to the e-learners.
    • Putting Knowledge to Work: An American View of Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science

      Atherton, Pauline A. (Vikas Publishing House (Delhi, India), 1973)
      This is a scan of Putting Knowledge to Work: An American View of Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science by Pauline Atherton (aka Pauline A. Cochrane). This book includes publicly delivered essays and reflections on Ranganathan's five laws. It is the printed version of the first lecture of the Sixth Series of the Sarada Ranganathan Lectures in Library Science by Professor Pauline A. Atherton, Professor, School of Library Science, Syracuse University, New York, the Sarada Ranganathan Lecturer for 1970. Her speeches (Chapters D through K) form the main part of the book. Shri Guru Dutt, a distinguished citizen and a scholar in Bangalore, India inaugurated the evening and his inaugural speech is also included (Chapter C). In Chapter B, Professor Neelameghan delivers the Welcome Address and explains the objectives of the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS), which sponsors these lectures. Chapter A contains the preface to the series. SRELS was founded by Dr Ranganathan and his family, and incorporated with the Treasurer of Charitable Endowments for India in 1963. The objectives of SRELS are: 1. To further the cause of library science; 2. To organise periodically a course of lectures based on the latest ideas and research in library science and called the Sarada Ranganathan Lectures in Library Science; and 3. To assist in the publication of these lectures. This is a title in the dLIST Classics project. © Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS). Permission for non-profit use granted by SRELS. To purchase reprints of this work, please visit Ess Ess Publications at http://www.essessreference.com/.