Towards a Scientific Approach to Classification and Cataloguing: Contributions of S R Ranganathan


  • Indian Statistical Institute, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Bangalore, 560 059, India


The development of scientific approach to classification and cataloguing were initiated by S. R. Ranganathan. He provided a theoretical framework for the development of these intensely practical techniques in library science. Such theoretical framework in the form of a hierarchy of normative principles are capable of guiding the contextual situations arising out of the new developments in the field of library and information services.

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