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Walter Andrew Shewhart: Walter Andrew Shewhart (March 18, 1891 – March 11, 1967) was an American physicist, engineer and statistician, sometimes known as the father of statistical quality control and also related to the Shewhart cycle. Statistical process control (SPC) methods was pioneered by Walter A. Shewhart at Bell Laboratories in the early 1920s.

Warren Weaver: Warren Weaver (July 17, 1894 – November 24, 1978) was an American scientist, mathematician, and science administrator. The book co-authored with Warren Weaver by Claude Elwood Shannon, The Mathematical Theory of Communication, reprints Shannon's 1948 article and Weaver's popularization of it, which is accessible to the non-specialist. Social Scientists use the term Shannon–Weaver model of communication to refer to an integrated model of the concepts of information source, message, transmitter, signal, channel, noise, receiver, information destination, probability of error, encoding, decoding, information rate, channel capacity, etc. 2004-D-P-II-Q-41, 2005-J-P-II-Q-2, 2006-J-P-II-Q-18, 2007-J-P-II-Q-12, 2010-D-P-II-Q-1, 2012-D-P-III-Q-73, 2012-D-P-III-Q-74, 2013-D-P-II-Q-15

Wilbur Schramm: Charles Egerton Osgood and Wilbur Schramm proposed Circular Model of Communication (1954) in an attempt to rectify the earlier linear models of communication. Circular Model of Communication consisting of Encoder, Decoder and Interpreter. 2012-D-P-III-Q-74, 2013-D-P-II-Q-15, 2015-D-P-III-Q-23

William A. Katz: William A. Katz (1924 - 2004). William A. Katz divides the reference sources into two large categories - Control Access Directional Type and Work of Sources Type.
Popular Books of William A. Katz includes - Introduction to Reference Work (1969); Cuneiform to Computer: A History of Reference Sources (1998). 2011-D-P-II-Q-20, 2012-D-P-II-Q-36, 2012-J-P-III-Q-74, 2012-D-P-III-Q-26

William Charles Berwick Sayers: William Charles Berwick Sayers (1881-1960) an English (Britain) librarian and teacher of S. R. Ranganathan at London made a remarkable contribution to the development of the theory of classification. He is referred to as the first grammarian of library classification.
Popular Books of William Charles Berwick Sayers includes - The Children's Library: A Practical Manual for Public, School, and Home Libraries (1911); A Manual of Children's Libraries (1932). 2007-J-P-II-Q-38, 2008-D-P-II-Q-42, 2012-D-P-II-Q-39, 2015-D-P-II-Q-10, 2016-J-P-III-Q-12

William Edwards Deming: William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. The Total Quality Management (TQM) effort builds on the pioneering work of Dr. William Edwards Deming, Dr. Joseph Moses Juran, and others, and benefits from both private and public sector experience with continuous process improvement. Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) was made popular by Dr W. Edwards Deming, who is considered by many to be the father of modern quality control. PDCA (plan-do-check-act, sometimes seen as plan-do-check-adjust) is a repetitive four-stage model for continuous improvement (CI) in business process management. The PDCA model is also known as the Deming circle/cycle/wheel, Shewhart cycle, control circle/cycle, or plan–do–study–act (PDSA). W. Edwards Deming invited Walter Andrew Shewhart who pioneered Statistical Process Control (SPC) to speak at the Graduate School of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and served as the editor of Shewhart's book "Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control" (1939) which was the result of that lecture. 2008-D-P-II-Q-10, 2013-S-P-II-Q-30, 2013-D-P-II-Q-29, 2015-J-P-II-Q-28

William Ford Gibson: William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk. The term "cyberspace" first appeared in the work of cyberpunk science fiction author William Gibson, first in his 1982 short story "Burning Chrome" and later in his 1984 novel Neuromancer. 2009-D-P-II-Q-13

William Frederick Poole: William Frederick Poole (24 December 1821 - 1 March 1894) was an American bibliographer and librarian.
Popular Works of William Frederick Poole includes - An index to periodical literature: An alphabetical index to subjects, treated in the reviews, and other periodicals, to which no indexes have been published / Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1848). 2013-J-P-III-Q-1

William G. "Bill" Ouchi: William G. "Bill" Ouchi (1943-) is an American professor and author in the field of business management. Theory Z of Ouchi is Dr. William Ouchi's so-called "Japanese Management" style popularized during the Asian economic boom of the 1980s. Ouchi first wrote about Theory Z in his book, "Theory Z: How American Management Can Meet the Japanese Challenge" (1981). 2008-J-P-II-Q-3, 2008-J-P-II-Q-39

William J. Martin: Popular Books of William J. Martin includes - The Global Information Society (1996). 2009-D-P-II-Q-41, 2012-D-P-III-Q-72

William Torrey Harris: William Torrey Harris (September 10, 1835 – November 5, 1909) was an American educator, philosopher, and lexicographer. William Torrey Harris devised a classification system for the St. Louis Public School Library and presented the idea as "Book Classification" in The Journal of Speculative Philosophy in April, 1870. Dewey actually adapted the process from Mr. W.T. Harris for his DDC, who had utilized a similar but cruder scheme in the St. Louis Public Library. 2006-J-P-II-Q-31

Badan BarmanBadan 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 UGC NET Guide ( and LIS Study ( website.

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