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Anthony Stafford Beer: (Anthony) Stafford Beer (25 September 1926 – 23 August 2002) was a British theorist, consultant and professor at the Manchester Business School. He is best known for his work in the fields of operational research and management cybernetics. The Viable System Model (VSM) was developed by operations research theorist and cybernetician Stafford Beer in his book Brain of the Firm (1972). The viable system model (VSM) is a model of the organisational structure of any autonomous system capable of producing itself. 2013-D-P-III-Q-25

A. A. A. Fyzee: In 1939, the Government of Bombay appointed "Library Development Committee", under the Chairmanship of Shri Fyzee, to look into Library Legislation. The committee submitted its report in 1940 for the development of Public Libraries through library legislation. The Report of the Library Development Committee, Bombay, 1939-40 under the Chairmanship of Shri A.A.A. Fayzee is a unique report on the establishment of a Central Provincial Library in the City of Bombay and three Regional Libraries for each of the linguistic centers viz. Poona, Ahmedabad and Dharwar. The report has recommended the establishment of district, taluka, town and village libraries. 2006-J-P-II-Q-36, 2007-D-P-II-Q-42, 2011-J-P-II-Q-36, 2014-D-P-III-Q-4, 2015-D-P-III-Q-51

A. C. Foskett: Popular Books of A.C. Foskett includes - Subject Approach to Information, 1996. 2008-D-P-II-Q-41, 2010-D-P-II-Q-45, 2012-D-P-II-Q-36

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: The Report of the Core Task Group on the issue of Sharing of Library and Information Resources utilizing the Revolutionary Advancements in Communication Technology is the result of the Task Group constituted by Planning Commission in 1995 under the Chairmanship of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Abraham Harold Maslow: Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization (the desire for self-fulfilment). Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review. Maslow used the terms "physiological", "safety", "belongingness" and "love", "esteem", "self-actualization", and "self-transcendence" to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through. Abraham Harold Maslow is known for the Behavioural School of Management. 2004-D-P-II-Q-31, 2007-J-P-II-Q-14, 2007-J-P-II-Q-41, 2007-D-P-II-Q-40, 2008-J-P-II-Q-3, 2008-J-P-II-Q-39, 2009-J-P-II-Q-43, 2010-D-P-II-Q-41, 2012-D-P-II-Q-40, 2013-J-P-II-Q-33, 2015-J-P-III-Q-55, 2015-D-P-III-Q-30, 2015-D-P-III-Q-36

Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad: Abul Kalam Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar, senior political leader of the Indian independence movement and the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. He declared National Library, Calcutta open to the public on 1st February, 1953. 2004-D-P-II-Q-2

Ada Countess of Lovelace: Ada Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer. 2009-D-P-II-Q-32

Alan Powers: Alan Powers (born 1955) is a British teacher, researcher and writer specialising in architecture and design. Living with Books (2006) is an inspirational book written by Alan Powers that explores over 150 ways in which books can not only be stored, but made to play a full part in the character of a home, be it large or small, minimalist or full of cluttered charm. 2010-D-P-II-Q-16

Alan Pritchard: The term bibliometrics was coined by Alan Pritchard in a paper published in 1969, titled Statistical Bibliography or Bibliometrics.
Popular Works of Alan Pritchard includes - Statistical Bibliography or Bibliometrics (1969). 2011-J-P-II-Q-11, 2012-J-P-II-Q-33, 2012-J-P-III-Q-62, 2015-D-P-III-Q-55

Alfred James Lotka: Alfred James Lotka (March 2, 1880 – December 5, 1949) was a US mathematician, physical chemist, and statistician, famous for his work in population dynamics and energetics. Alfred J. Lotka devised Lotka's Law of Scientific Productivity, one of a variety of special applications of Zipf's law relates to the productivity of scientists in 1926. It describes the frequency of publication by authors in any given field.
Popular Works of Alfred James Lotka includes - The frequency distribution of scientific productivity (1926). 2006-J-P-II-Q-34, 2008-D-P-II-Q-44, 2009-J-P-II-Q-41, 2010-D-P-II-Q-5, 2011-D-P-II-Q-39, 2012-J-P-II-Q-33, 2012-D-P-III-Q-65, 2013-S-P-III-Q-6, 2015-D-P-II-Q-15

Allen Foster: Allen Foster proposed "A non-linear model of information seeking behaviour" (2005). The model describes three core processes (Opening, Orientation, and Consolidation) and three levels of contextual interaction (Internal Context, External Context, and Cognitive Approach), each composed of several individual activities and attributes. The interactivity and shifts described by the model show information seeking to be non-linear, dynamic, holistic, and flowing. 2014-J-P-III-Q-3

Allen Kent: Allen Kent (October 24, 1921 – May 1, 2014) was an information scientist. In 1955, he helped found the Center for Documentation Communication Research at Western Reserve University. This was "the first academic program in the field of mechanized information retrieval, first using cards, then utilizing new reel-to-reel tape technology." In the same year he introduces the measures of precision and recall.

Alvin Toffler: Alvin Toffler (born October 4, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution and technological singularity.
Popular Books of Alvin Toffler includes - The Third Wave, 1980; The Futurists, 1972. 2009-D-P-II-Q-41, 2012-D-P-III-Q-72

Andrew Carnegie: Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. A total of 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems out of which he gave away $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries in USA only. 2013-J-P-III-Q-29

Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar: Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar (October 14, 1887 – 1974) was an Indian educationist and physician. The Government of India set up, the Secondary Education Commission popularly known as Mudaliar Commission by Resolution dated 23rd September, 1952, under the Chairmanship of A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar. The Commission was inaugurated on 6th October, 1952 and submitted its Report on June 1953. 2005-J-P-II-Q-44

Aristotle: Aristotle (384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. Aristotle developed a linear model of communication for oral communication known as Aristotle's Model of Communication. This is considered as the first model of communication and was proposed before 300 B.C.

Armand Vallin Feigenbaum: Armand Vallin Feigenbaum (April 6, 1922 – November 13, 2014) was an American quality control expert and businessman. He devised the concept of Total Quality Control first introduced in 1946, later known as Total Quality Management (TQM). 2013-D-P-II-Q-29

Arthur Curley: Arthur Curley and Dorothy M. Broderick together authored the Book "Building Library Collections" (1985) where they proposed their book selection theories.

Arthur Fremont Rider: Arthur Fremont Rider (May 25, 1885 – October 26, 1962) was an American writer, poet, editor, inventor, genealogist, and librarian. Arthur Fremont Rider wrote "Rider's International Classification: For the Arrangement of Books on the Shelves of General Libraries" in 1961. 2006-J-P-II-Q-27, 2007-D-P-II-Q-45, 2015-D-P-III-Q-56

Badan BarmanDr. Badan Barman at present working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India. He is the creator of the LIS Links ( - India’s most popular social networking website for Library and Information Science professionals. He also created the Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) (, UGC NET Guide (, Assam Archive ( and LIS Study ( website.

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