In LIS70 this week, we looked at the foundations of the profession and at some LIS philosophers. It was once again that time to discuss Ranganathan and his five laws. Each semester I ask the classes to decide if they would rewrite the laws. Here’s what the Wednesday night group came up with:
Ranganathan’s 5 Laws-Edited to 4:
Information is for use and it’s for everyone.
Every piece of information is valuable and every user will find value in something.
Eliminate barriers between the user and the information.
The library is a growing and evolving organism.
What do you think?