In search of dimensions of subject from the standpoint of Ranganathan

Dutta, Bidyarthi and Majumder, Krishnapada and Sen, B K In search of dimensions of subject from the standpoint of Ranganathan. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 2013, vol. 60, n. 1, pp. 51-55. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper highlights a new interpretation of dynamic state of subject from the viewpoint of Ranganathan’s theory. Ranganathan introduced following three concepts in order to describe the state of subject, viz. continuous infinite universe, spiral model of subject development and idea plane. These three concepts together depict four dimensions of a subject starting from its birth. The name given to these three concepts together is Ranganathan’s three-tier description of subject.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: subject, subject classification, canons of classification, idea plane, dimension of subject, array of subject, chain of subject, characteristics of subject, S.R. Ranganathan, spiral model, continuous infinite universe, ontology, semantics, macro-subject, micro-subject
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
Depositing user: Bidyarthi Dutta
Date deposited: 28 May 2013 04:57
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26


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