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Sadharanakkarkku Vendi Oru Vijnana Vitharana Samvithanam (Keralathile Granthasala Prasthanam -1)

The first article of the series on Library Movement in Kerala discusses the evolution of public library systems and laws in general with special reference to India. The goals and objectives of public library are outlined. The concept of modern public library system and principles of library legislation accepted all over the world are explained. The importance of public libraries for education, information and entertainment; stressing its responsibilities for adult education, literacy program...

Kerala Granthasala Sangham Lakshyam Nediyo? (Keralathile Granthasala Prasthanam - 2)

The second part of the series examines in general the functioning of thousands of village libraries that exited of Kerala and the aims and objectives of the organization named Kerala Granthasala Sangham (KGS) which coordinated the library movement in Kerala. The working of the largest public libraries in Kerala controlling the major document resources of the State including Trivandrum Public Library, Quilon Public Library etc which could not form part of the system coordinated by KGS are exam...

മലയാളത്തിലെ വിവരവ്യവസ്ഥകള്: ഒരു ചരിത്രാവലോകനം (Malyalathile Vivaravyavasthakal: Oru Charithravalokanam)

The knowledge accumulated through generations in a region is recorded in the language and scripts of the region. This heritage is unique wealth on which sustainable development of the region in social, economic and cultural spheres are based. So computational linguistics, which can achieve the conversion of such ancient records in regional scripts to digital media in a way in which computers can understand them and enable text retrieval from them, is very important. The paper traces out the p...

Library Catalogue: Tatvavum Prayogavum (Library Catalogue: Theory and Practice)

An introduction to the theory and practice of cataloguing in Malayalam meant for the librarians and mangers of village libraries and community information centres. The paper covers objectives of the library catalogue, its physical forms, types of catalogues, kinds of catalogue entries, etc. A comparison of alphabetic catalogue and classified catalogue is provided. Cataloguing according to S.R. Ranganathan’s Classified Catalogue Code (CCC) is discussed in detail with examples. Preparing main ...

Granthasala Niyamam: Samuha Vidhyabhyasathinte Adithara

The paper points out that if education is to reach the people beyond a privileged minority; education is to be taken in a broader sense. More importance needs to be given to adult education, continuing education and distance education, than formal education which is accessible only to a privileged minority. Facility for continued self education after formal education is also important. Public library system is the only mechanism to give supporting and auxiliary services to all the above. P...

Lakshyam Tedunna Granthasalakal

The paper discusses the aims and objectives of public libraries from the view point of Indian villager. It observes that public libraries in India are still going on without set objectives. The author lists the major objectives for which public libraries especially those in the villages should function. They should help the life long self education of the people, furnish up to date facts and information, distribute in an unbiased and balanced way all shades of recorded views and thoughts, pro...

Gramathinte Hridayam

In India more than eighty percent of the people live in villages. So development of the country is developing the villages. Any development initiative which is not giving due consideration to the villager can not be morally and materially on the right direction. The most important ingredient for development is information. So in villages government has to give priority in ensuring availability of information freely and efficiently. Village library is the only institution which can serve as ...

വായനയിലൂടെ വളരാന്‍ പഠിപ്പിച്ച പി എന്‍. പണിക്കര്‍ (Life of P N. Panikkar who Demonstrated the Influence of Libraries in Social, Economic and Political for Development)

The speed at which Kerala has achieved progress in regard to literacy and library facilities is one that cannot be dreamed by any State in India. The library movement, which was initiated in Kerala at the grassroots level later, got well organized and recognized by government is one of the unique examples of people's movement in world history. The villages in Kerala are best example of how literacy and economic and social development can be influenced and nourished by libraries. The article g...

Venam Oru Kerala Granthasala Niyamam (Lakshyam Tedunna Granthasalakal -2)

This second of a series of articles on Public Libraries in search of set objectives draws attention of the government to the urgent need for enacting a Library Legislation in Kerala. Kerala has more number of libraries than that of any other State of India. But among them those who can fulfill the objective of a community Information Centre is less than a dozen. The village libraries have got degraded into places where reading facility is provided for local newspapers, popular magazines as we...

Microfilimum Granthasamrakshanavum (Microfilm for Conservation of Documents)

Evaluates the role played by micro film and fiche in conservation of rare and valuable documents. The facility offered by the microform technology in transmission of documents as well as communication of information in special difficult situations like that of war, siege etc in earlier days when no other alternative mechanism was available is also explained. Defines microforms, gives a bird’s eye view of the historical development of the technology, and explains the different categories of mi...