Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Laws of Library Science were enunciated by Dr. S.R.Ranganathan

Laws of Library Science: 

Laws of Library Science were enunciated by Dr. S.R.Ranganathan in the year 1928.


The Five Laws of Library Science are: 
• Books are for use
• Every reader his/her book
• Every book its reader
• Save the time of Hie reader
• Library is a growing organism


First Law: Books are for use 
The implication of this law are. Location of the Library, Library working hours, Library Building, Furniture & Trained Staff.

Second Law: Every Reader his/her book 
The second law emphasizes that every reader of a library should have the books he wants. The implications of this law are enacting. Library Legislation, Library Authority, Library organisation, etc.

Third Law: Every Book its Reader
 The implications of this law are open access system, systematic shelf arrangement, catalogue, reference service, extension services.

Fourth Law: Save the time of the Reader 
The implications of this law are open access, classification, cataloguing, charging (circulation) system.

Fifth Law: Library is a growing organism 
The various implications of this law are Library Building, Book Stock, Readers, Staff, classification and cataloguing, modernisation, provisions for future, weeding out of books. The new approaches and various new technologies such as electronic devices, networking, data bases, CD-ROM, hypertext, multimedia, e-mail etc. are being used for information handling. 




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