Thursday, February 14, 2019

Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers’ Day is celebrated on 14th February each year to honor libraries, librarians, book lovers, and lovers of libraries. On Library Lovers’ Day, we celebrate the enduring relationship between our community and the libraries. This also provides an opportunity to celebrate those who love and support libraries and to remind decision makers how loved and cherished libraries are by the entire community. Not everyone receives flowers on Valentines Day but everyone is welcome at their library.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Which of these are three components in an entity relationship model

(a) Attributes

(b) Identifiers

(c) Entities

(d) Relationships

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Which of these are the four FRBR User Tasks

(a) Obtain

(b) Identify

(c) Select

(d) Find

(e) Justify

Monday, February 11, 2019



Definition of a Librarian and 11 Excellent Infographics About The Librarian highlighting their duties, functions, roles, responsibilities, worth, and importance, with interesting facts and figures.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate FRBR Group 1 entities

(1) When a(n) ________ is realized, the

(2) resulting ________ of the

(3) ________ my be physically

(4) embodied in a(n) ________, in many instances as a single physical

(5) object called a(n) ________.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia is an Online Encyclopaedia of Library and Information Sciences. It provides articles on librarianship studies, library science, information science, information technology, information and knowledge organization, and management. The encyclopedia includes articles on everything from traditional library terms to a vocabulary of modern avenues in information science and technology. Encyclopedia articles will include anything and everything required for an advanced study and reference on the Library and Information Science (LIS) topics, including biographies of famous librarians.

Library and Information Science Encyclopedia, which is currently under development, is envisioned to become an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science, which is open and free for all the library professionals worldwide. Library and Information Science Encyclopedia is expected to become an essential part of every library’s and librarian’s reference collection and will also be helpful to librarians, LIS i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D. students, researchers, and IT professionals.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Charles Ammi Cutter

Charles Ammi Cutter (March 14, 1837 – September 6, 1903) was an American librarian. Cutter was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His aunt was an employee of the regional library in Boston. In 1856 Cutter was enrolled into Harvard Divinity School. He was appointed assistant librarian of the divinity school while still a student there and served in that capacity from 1857 to 1859. During that time, Cutter began designing a distinct cataloging schema for the library's outdated system. The catalog, dating from 1840, had a lack of order after the acquisition of 4,000 volumes from the collection of Professor Gottfried Christian Friedrich Lücke of University of Göttingen, which added much depth to the Divinity School Library's collection. During the 1857-58 school year, Cutter rearranged the library collection on the shelves into broad subject categories along with classmate Charles Noyes Forbes. During the winter break of 1858-59, they arranged the collection into a single listing alphabetically by author. This project was finished by the time Cutter graduated in 1859. By 1860 Cutter was already a seasoned staff member of the library and a full-time librarian. He became a journeyman to the chief cataloger and assistant librarian to Dr. Ezra Abbot. At Harvard College Cutter developed a new form of index catalog, using cards instead of published volumes, containing both an author index and a "classed catalog" or a rudimentary form of subject index. In 1868 the Boston Athenæum library elected Cutter as its head librarian. His first assignment was to organize and aggregate the inventory of the library and develop a catalog from that and to publish a complete dictionary catalog for their collection. The previous librarian and assistants had been working on this, but much of the work was sub par and, according to Cutter, needed to be redone. This did not sit well with the trustees who wanted to get a catalog published as soon as possible. However, the catalog was revised and published in five volumes known as the Athenæum Catalogue. Cutter was the librarian at the Boston Athenaeum for twenty-five years.

S. R. Ranganathan

Siyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R.R.) (09 August 1892 – 27 September 1972) was a mathematician and librarian from India. His birth date is also written 12 August 1892 but he himself wrote his birth date 09 August 1892 in his book "five laws of library science". His most notable contributions to the field were his five laws of library science and the development of the first major faceted classification system, the colon classification. He is considered to be the father of library science, documentation, and information science in India and is widely known throughout the rest of the world for his fundamental thinking in the field. His birthday is observed every year as the National Librarian's Day in India. He was a university librarian and professor of library science at Banaras Hindu University (1945–47) and professor of library science at the University of Delhi (1947–55). The last appointment made him director of the first Indian school of librarianship to offer higher degrees. He was president of the Indian Library Association from 1944 to 1953. In 1957 he was elected an honorary member of the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) and was made a vice-president for life of the Library Association of Great Britain.

Carla Hayden

Carla Diane Hayden (born August 10, 1952) is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post. She is the first professional librarian appointed to the post in over 60 years. From 1993 until 2016, she was the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, and president of the American Library Association (ALA) from 2003 to 2004. During her presidency, she was the leading voice of the ALA in speaking out against the newly passed United States Patriot Act.

Shabahat Husain

Shabahat Husain (born May 3, 1952) is an Indian professor who worked at the Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, from 1976 to 2017, during the period he not only established himself as one of the finest teacher but also as a prolific author, an able administrator and a devoted library professional. Presently, he is serving the coveted position of President of Indian Library Association (ILA), the oldest national body (estd.1933) of librarians and information professionals in India. He is known at the national and international level through his publications and lectures available on YouTube.

Melvil Dewey

Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, and a founder of the Lake Placid Club.

Lois Mai Chan

Lois Mai Chan (July 30, 1934 – August 20, 2014) was an American librarian, author, and professor at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science until 2011. Her publications on cataloging, library classification, and subject indexing were recognized with various awards. Chan was born in 1934 in Taiwan, and studied foreign languages at National Taiwan University. After moving to the United States, she obtained a Master's of Arts from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She began her library career as a serials cataloger at the University of Kentucky in 1966. By 1980, she was a professor in the library sciences department at the university. Chan began publishing books in the late 1970s, beginning with Library of Congress Subject Headings: Principles and Application, a text on the Library of Congress (LC) system of subject headings. She followed with texts on library cataloging, the LC classification scheme, and the Dewey Decimal Classification. She received the American Library Association Margaret Mann Citation for her contributions to the library science profession. Chan died on August 20, 2014, aged 80.

Chris Sherratt

Chris Sherratt is a librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The term Item, as used in FRBR/RDA, is

(a) A physical medium, in which data, sound, images, etc., are stored

(b) A single exemplar or instance of a manifestation

(c) An exact copy of the content of a resource made by mechanical or electronic means

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On This Day - January 30 - Library of Congress - Jefferson's Library

Library and Information Science History On This Day

On January 30, 1815, President James Madison of the United States approved an act of Congress appropriating $23,950 to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s library of 6,487 volumes¹.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple

I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple

"I'm a Librarian, Librarianship is my religion, Libraries are my temple, and Catalog is my key weapon to unlock the wealth of wisdom and knowledge stored in the libraries." 
Salman Haider (Librarian, cataloger, blogger, and creator of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog) 

Monday, January 28, 2019

“Multiple” Subdivisions to be Cancelled from Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

LCSH Multiples Cancellation Project [November 7, 2018]
In order to better support linked-data initiatives, the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division will cancel “multiple” subdivisions from Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) beginning in December 2018.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

What are the names of FRBR Group 1 entities:

(a) Names, Families, and Corporate bodies

(b) Entities, Attributes, and Relationships

(c) Places, Events, and Concepts

(d) Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The term Expression, as used in FRBR/RDA, is

(a) The arrangement of text, images, etc., in a resource

(b) The intellectual or artistic realization of a work in the form of alpha-numeric, musical or choreographic notation, sound, image, object, movement, etc., or any combination

(c) The means used to convey information or artistic content

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Biographies of Famous Librarians : Who's Who in Library and Information Science

Biographies of Famous Librarians and Library Information Professionals


List of biographies of top famous librarians, catalogers, library science teachers, and Library and Information Studies professionals. This is a list of notable librarians and people who have advanced libraries and librarianship. Also included are people primarily notable for other endeavors, such as politicians and writers, who have also worked as librarians. A highlight of this collection is the inclusion of videos on the life and contributions of the librarians.