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List of Popular Quotes in Library and Information Science and Their Authors


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Popular Quotes in Library and Information Science
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Alan Powell
It is a library with little or no physical presence of books, periodicals, reading space or support staff, but are that disseminate disseminate selective information directly to distribute library customers, usually electronically
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Daulat Singh Kothari
Library is the heart of the university
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Donald J. Urquhart
Library can be useful to society
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Francis Bacon
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested
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Francis Keese Wynkoop Drury
“The high purpose of book selection is to provide the right book to the right reader at the right time”
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Francis Keese Wynkoop Drury
Right Book to the right reader at the right time
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Francis Keese Wynkoop Drury
"The high purpose of Book Selection is to provide the right book for the right reader at the right time".
Book Selection (1930)
Helen Elizabeth Haines
"From every book invisible threads reach out to other books, and as the mind comes to use and control those threads the whole panorama of the world's life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting".
Living with Books: The Art of Book Selection (1935)
M. C. Yovits
Information is data of value to decision making
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Madden, Moon, Moore, Mc Pheron
Librarianship is not a profession
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Melvil Dewey
To provide the best books to the maximum readers at the least cost
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Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey
“The Choice of books is an unending work".
Book Selections (1877)
R. Astall
Special libraries serve a specialist clientele, located within a single establishment or group and all engaged in working towards one common purpose
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S. R. Ranganathan
Library as a living system “takes a new matter, casts off old matter, changes in size and takes new shapes and term”
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S. R. Ranganathan
God has chosen me as an instrument; the honour done to me should act as an incentive to the younger generation to devote their lives whole heartedly to library science and service
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S. R. Ranganathan
Reference service is the contact between the right reader and the right book in the right personal way
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S. R. Ranganathan
A library is a public institution or establishment charged with the care of collection of books, the duty of making them accessible to those who require the use of them and the task of converting every person in its neighborhood into a habitual library goers and reader of books.”
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S. R. Ranganathan
Library is a growing organization
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Samuel Johnson
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it"
James Boswell. Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Library is the heart of an Institution
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Sayajirao Gaekwad
Library is a people’s University
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Thomas Stearns Eliot OM
"Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
Poem: The Rock (1934)
William A. Katz
Search strategy is the looking mirror in the dark
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