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F. J. Cole: F. J. Cole and Nellie B. Eales wrote "The History of Comparative Anatomy: A Statistical Analysis of the Literature" (1917). This is probably the first to give a description of a literature using publication counts and utilizing graphic illustration to them by year and country. 2012-J-P-III-Q-62, 2015-D-P-III-Q-55

Francis Bacon: Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. The Advancement of Learning (full title: Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human) is a 1605 book by Francis Bacon. Three fountains of learning - History, Poetry, and Philosophy, in relation to the Three Faculties of the Mind—Memory, Imagination, and Reason that included in "The Advancement of Learning" provided the central idea of first order of division of Decimal Classification by Melvil Dewey. 2006-J-P-II-Q-31, 2015-D-P-III-Q-14

Francis Keese Wynkoop Drury: The first comprehensive American works on book selection were textbooks written by Francis Keese Wynkoop Drury "Book Selection" (1930). It states that the right book will be provided to the right reader at the right time. In this principle the reader is the central theme. According to Drury one should strive to get the best title on any subject, but add mediocre titles that will be read rather than superior titles that will be unread.
Popular Quotes of Francis Keese Wynkoop Drury includes - "The high purpose of Book Selection is to provide the right book for the right reader at the right time". Book Selection (1930). 2007-D-P-II-Q-20, 2013-S-P-III-Q-54

François-Marie Arouet: François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Perfect is the enemy of good is an aphorism, an English variant of the older better is the enemy of good, which was popularized by Voltaire in French form. 2008-J-P-II-Q-13

Frank Dance: In 1967, Frank Dance proposed the communication model called Dance’s Helix Model for a better communication process. Dance’s model emphasized the difficulties of communication. 2015-D-P-III-Q-23

Frederick Irving Herzberg: Frederick Irving Herzberg (April 18, 1923 – January 19, 2000) was an American psychologist who became one of the most influential names in business management. The two-factor theory (also known as Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory and dual-factor theory) states that there are certain factors in the workplace that cause job satisfaction, while a separate set of factors cause dissatisfaction. He first published his theory in 1959 in a book entitled "The Motivation to Work". His 1968 publication "One More Time, How Do You Motivate Employees?" is one of the famous article on management. 2006-D-P-II-Q-1, 2014-J-P-III-Q-48, 2015-J-P-III-Q-15

Frederick Wilfrid (Wilf) Lancaster: Frederick Wilfrid (Wilf) Lancaster (September 4, 1933 - August 25, 2013) was a British-American information scientist. The first application of recall and precision measures was applied by Frederick Wilfrid (Wilf) Lancaster in the evaluation of the MEDLARS in 1966 and 1967. The concept of "Paperless society" originated by Frederick Wilfrid Lancaster in 1978.
Popular Books of Frederick Wilfrid (Wilf) Lancaster includes - Toward Paperless Information Systems (1978); If You Want to Evaluate Your Library (1988). 2006-D-P-II-Q-19, 2012-D-P-II-Q-36

Frederick Winslow Taylor: Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. Scientific Management, also called Taylorism, is a theory of management that analyzes and synthesizes workflows and its development began in the United States with Frederick Winslow Taylor in the 1880s and '90s within the manufacturing industries. Frederick Winslow Taylor is regarded as the father of scientific management. 2007-D-P-II-Q-40, 2008-J-P-II-Q-39, 2010-J-P-II-Q-40, 2010-D-P-II-Q-41, 2013-J-P-II-Q-33, 2013-D-P-II-Q-35, 2015-J-P-III-Q-55

Fritz Machlup: Fritz Machlup (December 15, 1902 – January 30, 1983) was an Austrian-American economist. He was notable for being one of the first economists to examine knowledge as an economic resource. Fritz Machlup's approach to information science is that it is a cluster of many disciplines where in the central core is 'Information'. In the book "The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States" (1962), Fritz Machlup introduced the concept of the "knowledge industry". Machlup distinguishes five types of knowledge: practical knowledge, intellectual knowledge, pastime knowledge, spiritual or religious knowledge and unwanted knowledge. The "half-life of knowledge" concept is attributed to Fritz Machlup (1962). 2013-D-P-II-Q-1, 2014-D-P-II-Q-1

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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