I'm thinking about the Five laws of library science that is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system.
These laws are:
1. Books are for use.
2. Every reader his [or her] book.
3. Every book its reader.
4. Save the time of the reader.
5. The library is a growing organism.And now, in 2011 ... what happens with open access and the Institutional Repository (IR)?
One can speak of digital Five laws of Library and information science (LIS)?
- Record are for use.
- Every reader his [or her] record.
- Every record its reader.
- Save the time of the reader.
- The IR is a growing organism.