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CURRAS (Emilia)

CURRAS (Emilia). Ranganathan's Classification Theories Under the Systems Science Postulates. 17,1;1992;45-64

Describes the basic ideas concerning systems science. Discusses S R Ranganathan's ideas about concepts of 'universe of ideas', 'universe of science', 'universe of knowledge' and 'universe of classification'. Examines the principles, canons and postulates underlying Colon Classification, Discusses the structure of Colon Classification. Points out that the ideas of Ranganathan conform to the concept 'unity of science'. Concludes that the principles of systems science or systems thinking are helpful in understanding theory of classification formulated by him.