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S. N. Sen: In 1974 University Grants Commission appointed a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. S. N. Sen, Vice Chancellor, Calcutta University to consider the scales of pay and qualifications of library staff.

Sam Becker: Sam Becker proposed a communication model in “The Prospect of Rhetoric” (1968), which is known as Becker’s Mosaic Model of Communication. 2015-D-P-III-Q-23

Samual Halkett: Samual Halkett and John Laing authored "Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymus English Literature" (1926). 2012-J-P-III-Q-74

Samuel Clement Bradford: Samuel Clement Bradford (10 January 1878 in London – 13 November 1948) was a British mathematician, librarian and documentalist at the Science Museum in London. The "Law of scattering" or popularly known as Bradford's law is a pattern first described by Samuel C. Bradford in 1934 that estimates the exponentially diminishing returns of extending a search for references in science journals. One formulation is that if journals in a field are sorted by number of articles into three groups, each with about one-third of all articles, then the number of journals in each group will be proportional to 1:n:n².
Popular Books of Samuel Clement Bradford includes - Sources of Information on Specific Subjects (1934); Documentation, 1948. 2006-J-P-II-Q-34, 2008-D-P-II-Q-44, 2009-J-P-II-Q-41, 2009-D-P-II-Q-41, 2010-D-P-II-Q-45, 2011-D-P-II-Q-39, 2012-J-P-II-Q-33, 2012-D-P-III-Q-65, 2012-D-P-III-Q-72, 2013-S-P-II-Q-32

Samuel Johnson: Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [7 September O.S.] – 13 December 1784) was a British author, linguist and lexicographer. His quotation "Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it", April 18, 1775, from the Book "Life of Samuel Johnson" (1791) authored by James Boswell, p. 258 is very popular among Library and Information Scientist. 2005-J-P-II-Q-3

Samuel Rothstein: Samuel Rothstein was a Professor, School of Librarianship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Samuel Rothstein proposed Minimum, Middling, and Maximum Theory of Reference Service in 1960. 2009-J-P-II-Q-7, 2011-D-P-II-Q-20, 2012-J-P-III-Q-25, 2013-D-P-II-Q-28

Samuel Swett Green: Samuel Swett Green (February 20, 1837 – December 9, 1918) was a founding figure in America’s public library movement. His presentation forms the basis of modern library reference service and argues that librarians must acknowledge the presence of library users and interact with them by answering their questions. Considered by many to be the "father of reference work", laying the groundwork for widespread reform within the field. 2013-S-P-II-Q-11

Sanda Erdelez: Sanda Erdelez wrote the article "Information encountering: a conceptual framework for accidental information discovery" (1997). 2015-J-P-II-Q-30

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. After independence, the first significant step taken by the Government of India in the field of education was the appointment of the University Education Commission or popularly known as Radhakrishnan Commission in 1948 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. The commission clearly defined the role of libraries and librarians in maintaining higher standards in teaching and examination. The Radhakrishnan Commission (1948-49) expressed that “the library is the heart of all the university’s work". 2005-J-P-II-Q-44, 2006-J-P-II-Q-36, 2011-J-P-II-Q-36, 2011-J-P-II-Q-44, 2015-D-P-III-Q-53, 2016-J-P-III-Q-37

Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda (Sam Pitroda): Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda popularly known as Sam Pitroda (4 May 1942-) is a telecom engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker. Pitroda served as chairman of the National Knowledge Commission (2005–2009), a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, to give policy recommendations for improving knowledge related institutions and infrastructure in India. 2008-J-P-II-Q-1, 2008-D-P-II-Q-1, 2011-D-P-II-Q-1

Sayajirao Gaekwad III: Sayajirao Gaekwad III (11 March 1863 – 6 February 1939) was the Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is notably remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule. His rich library became the nucleus of today's Central Library of Baroda with a network of libraries in all the towns and villages in his state. He for the first time made an efforts for the development of libraries in India. 2009-D-P-II-Q-4, 2014-D-P-III-Q-63

Serfoji II Bhonsle: Serfoji II Bhonsle (September 24, 1777 – March 7, 1832) was the last ruler of the Bhonsle dynasty of the Maratha principality of Tanjore to exercise absolute sovereignty over his dominions. Serfoji II Bhonsle enthusiastically took special interest in the enrichment of the Sarasvati Mahal Library, employing many Pandits to collect, buy and copy a vast number of works from all renowned Centres of Sanskrit learning in Northern India and other far-flung areas. The official name of the Saraswathi Mahal Library was changed to "The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library" in honour of the great royal Marathan patron.  This library which is located in Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India is one of the oldest libraries in Asia.

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin: Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (August 21, 1973 - ) is a Russian-born American computer scientist, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Google was founded by Lawrence "Larry" Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin in 1998.

Shigeo Shingo: Shigeo Shingo (1909 - 1990) was a Japanese industrial engineer who is considered as the world’s leading expert on manufacturing practices and the Toyota Production System. Shingō influence the quality control field with the theorist such as Poka-yoke (Mistake-proofing) Theory and the Zero Quality Control and Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED). 2015-J-P-II-Q-28

Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan: Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (12 August 1892 – 27 September 1972) was a mathematician and librarian from India. He is considered to be the Father of Library Science, Documentation, and Information Science in India. His birthday is observed every year as the National Library Day in India.
            Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan most notable contributions to the field were his five laws of library science (1930).
            Colon Classification (CC) is a system of library classification developed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1933. The CC was the first ever faceted (or analytico-synthetic) classification. In CC, facets describe "personality" (the most specific subject), matter, energy, space and time (PMEST).
            Ranganathan defines reference service as “the process of establishing contact between a reader and his documents in a personal way”.
            The term Pre-natal cataloguing is coined by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan for use in the Library of Congress. Based on this idea the Library of Congress introduced the Cataloguing-in-Source Project in June 1958. In July 1971 the Library of Congrees started the Cataloguing-in-Publication project which had its root in Ranganathan's Pre-Natal Cataloguing.
            Dr. S. R. Ranganathan coined the term Librametry and presented his concept in 1948 at the ASLIB conference held at Lemington Spa. He used the term to include statistical approaches to the study of library and its services.
            Dr. S. R. Ranganathan created the Alien- Penumbral- Umbral- Penumbral- Alien (APUPA) pattern as a method of classifying books and documents based on their relevance to the searcher in 1960.
Dr. S. R. Ranganathan developed a method of indexing, called chain procedure of subject indexing or simply Chain Indexing. He first mentioned this in his book “Theory of Library Catalogue” in 1938. It is a method of deriving alphabetical subject entries from the chain of successive subdivisions of subjects needed to be indexed leading from general to specific level.
            Dr. S R Ranganathan prepared Model Library Act for constituent states of India in 1930.
            In 1957 University Grants Commission appointed a "Library Committee to Advice the U.G.C. About Development of Libraries and Their Organization" under the chairmanship of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan to look into the conditions of the academic libraries and advise it on the standards of libraries, pay scales of library staff their training and status.
            The Committee on University and College Libraries was appointed in 1957 by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the chairmanship of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan to examine the conditions of academic libraries and suggest the standards for libraries, pay scales of library staff and training and status of the staff. The report gave a big push to the development of college libraries and status of college librarians.
            In order to consider the question of improving and coordinating the standards of teaching, and conducting research in the department of library science in Indian Universities under the chairmanship of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan a Review Committee on Library Science was formed in July 1961.
            Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS) was founded by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, renowned Library and Information Scientist in 1961. The endowment was registered as a Charitable Endowment with the Government of India in 1963 and with Government of Karnataka in 2006.
            The Government of India created the Indian Standards Institution in 1947. In the same year, its Documentation (Sectional) Committee was formed with Prof. S. R. Ranganathan as chairman. A proposal was made to Union Ministry of Education for the establishment of a National Documentation Centre. Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC) by this committee and as a result, the DTRC was established in January 1962 as a division of the Indian Statistical Institute.
The Government of India awarded Padmashri to Dr. S.R. Ranganathan in 1957 for valuable contributions to Library Science.
            Popular Books of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan includes - The Five Laws of Library Science (1931); Colon Classification (1933); Theory of Library Catalogue (1938); Elements of Library Classification (1945); Philosophy of Library Classification (1951); Library Book Selection (1952); Classified Catalogue Code: With Additional Rules for Dictionary Catalogue Code (1958); Reference Service (1961); Prolegomena to Library Classification (1967); Ramanujan: The Man and the Mathematician (1967).
Popular Quotes of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan includes - “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"; Library as a living system “takes a new matter, casts off old matter, changes in size and takes new shapes and term”. 2004-D-P-II-Q-44, 2006-D-P-II-Q-5, 2006-D-P-II-Q-35, 2007-J-P-II-Q-7, 2007-J-P-II-Q-41, 2007-D-P-II-Q-9, 2008-J-P-II-Q-34, 2008-D-P-II-Q-34, 2008-D-P-II-Q-41, 2010-D-P-II-Q-16, 2010-D-P-II-Q-35, 2010-D-P-II-Q-45, 2011-J-P-II-Q-42, 2011-D-P-II-Q-39, 2012-D-P-III-Q-70, 2013-S-P-III-Q-40, 2013-D-P-II-Q-25, 2013-D-P-III-Q-43, 2014-J-P-III-Q-45, 2014-D-P-II-Q-42, 2014-D-P-III-Q-56, 2015-J-P-II-Q-25, 2015-J-P-III-Q-24, 2015-D-P-II-Q-33, 2015-D-P-II-Q-35, 2015-D-P-III-Q-55, 2016-J-P-II-Q-38, 2016-J-P-III-Q-9, 2016-J-P-III-Q-37

Sir Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi: Sir Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi (16 September 1797 – 8 April 1879), better known as Anthony Panizzi, was a naturalised British librarian of Italian birth and an Italian patriot. Modern cataloging as we know it today has its origins in the middle of the nineteenth century when Antonio Genesio Mario Panizzi (later called Sir Anthony Panizzi) compiled the famous 91 Rules to guide in the compilation of the printed catalogs of the British Museum as "Rules for the Compilation of the Catalogue" popularly known as Panizzi Code published in 1839. 2008-J-P-II-Q-34, 2014-D-P-III-Q-56

Sir Michael Ernest Sadler: Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (3 July 1861 – 14 October 1943) was a British historian, educationalist and university administrator. The Culcutta University Commission appointed in 1917 by the Government of India under the chairmanship of Sir Michael Ernest Saddler. The commission made a specific recommendation that the university and colleges should have services of librarians having the salary and status of a professor and that he should be the ex-officio member of the academic council.

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee: Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (8 June 1955-) is an English computer scientist. The World Wide Web was invented by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The term "Semantic Web" was coined by Tim Berners-Lee for a web of data that can be processed by machines in 1989. 2010-J-P-II-Q-11, 2013-D-P-III-Q-57, 2015-J-P-III-Q-53, 2016-J-P-III-Q-49

Sir William Jones: Sir William Jones (28 September 1746 – 27 April 1794) was an Anglo-Welsh philologist, a puisne judge on the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal. The Asiatic Society was founded by Sir William Jones on 15 January 1784 in a meeting presided over by Sir Robert Chambers, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Fort William in Calcutta, then capital of the British Raj, to enhance and further the cause of Oriental research. 2013-D-P-III-Q-62

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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