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Patricia B. Knapp: Patricia B. Knapp introduced the concept of problem solving to library instruction. Patricia B Knapp, while discussing ‘User education as preparation for life’ says that, “Learning how to use library goes far beyond the traditional programme of being introduced to library resources, services and facilities. It involves in developing the students rational power and encompasses learning how to master to think, how to communicate thoughts and master skills of lifelong learning.” 2013-D-P-II-Q-28

Paul G. Zurkowski: The phrase Information Literacy first appeared in print in a 1974 report by Paul G. Zurkowski written on behalf of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
Popular Books of Paul G. Zurkowski includes - The Information Service Environment: Relationships and Priorities (1974). 2012-J-P-III-Q-4, 2012-D-P-III-Q-3

Paul Marie Ghislain Otlet: Paul Marie Ghislain Otlet (23 August 1868 – 10 December 1944) was a Belgian author, entrepreneur, visionary, lawyer and peace activist; he is one of several people who have been considered the Father of Information Science, a field he called "documentation". Paul Marie Ghislain Otlet along with Henri La Fontaine created the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), one of the most prominent examples of faceted classification in 1905. 2007-D-P-II-Q-45, 2008-J-P-II-Q-40, 2008-D-P-II-Q-42, 2010-J-P-II-Q-41, 2012-D-P-II-Q-39, 2013-D-P-III-Q-57

Paul Wasserman: Paul Wasserman in 1972 wrote the book "The New Librarianship: A Challenge for Change". 2008-J-P-II-Q-38

Pauline A. Atherton: Pauline A. Atherton wrote the article "Putting Knowledge to Work: An American View of Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science" in 1973. 2008-J-P-II-Q-38

Peggy Johnson: Peggy Johnson authored the book "Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management" (2004) where he proposed his book selection theories.

Peter A. Pyhrr: Peter A. Pyhrr was a manager at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. He wrote an influential article "Zero-based budgeting" (ZBB)  in Harvard Business Review in 1970 and successfully used it at Texas Instruments. 2006-J-P-II-Q-4, 2007-J-P-II-Q-4, 2009-J-P-II-Q-11, 2013-S-P-II-Q-30

Peter Ferdinand Drucker: Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He thereby developed Management by Objectives (MBO) through his 1954 book ‘The Practice of Management’. 2006-J-P-II-Q-32, 2006-D-P-II-Q-38, 2012-D-P-II-Q-40, 2012-J-P-III-Q-70, 2014-J-P-III-Q-49, 2016-J-P-II-Q-39

Peter Ingwersen: Peter Ingwersen developed "Web Impact Factor" (WIF) in the article "The calculation of web impact factors" (1998). 2013-S-P-II-Q-20

Peter Mark Roget: Peter Mark Roget (18 January 1779 – 12 September 1869) was a British physician, natural theologian and lexicographer. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words. 2005-J-P-II-Q-28, 2012-J-P-III-Q-28

Peter Merholz: The short form, "blog", was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog", meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog").

Peter Dain Suber: Peter Dain Suber (November 8, 1951 - ) is a philosopher specializing in the philosophy of law and open access to knowledge. He is the director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication and the Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP). Suber is known as a leading voice in the open access movement. 2016-J-P-III-Q-49

Philip Bayard "Phil" Crosby: Philip Bayard "Phil" Crosby (June 18, 1926 – August 18, 2001) was a businessman and author who contributed to management theory and quality management practices. Crosby initiated the Zero Defects (ZD) program at the Martin Company.

Prithvi Nath Kaula: Prithvi Nath Kaula was an eminent librarian, renowned Library and Information Sciences specialist and author who worked with the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. The UGC constituted Curriculum Development Committee (CDC) on Library and Information Science under the chairmanship of Prof. P. N Kuala. The report of this committee was published in 1992 under the title “Report of the curriculum development committee on library and information science.” The publication of this curriculum helped the university departments to update their syllabi as per the requirements of the profession. 2013-S-P-III-Q-40, 2013-D-P-II-Q-33

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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