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EXTERNAL MEMORY AND RESEARCH

S.R. RANGANATHAN (President, Indian Library Association; Professor of Library Science, University of Delhi)
J.W. PERRY (Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 January 1951

Abstract

Summary: Team‐work needed by modern research; need for division of labour and externalized memory; emergence of the library profession in relation to recalling memory and of the profession of the data‐specialist in relation to correlating memory; differences in the function and training of the two professions; factors which militate against their being distinguished; the need for both professions to have a common classification technique with special reference to punched cards and similar machinery for search.

Citation

RANGANATHAN, S.R. and PERRY, J.W. (1951), "EXTERNAL MEMORY AND RESEARCH", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 10-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026165

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