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Is Ranganathan still relevant?

If you have worked in information for any length of time you are likely to have encountered Ranganthan’s Laws. They have been described as, “for librarians… timeless objectives that put our profession’s goals in perspective” There has been an array of alternatives presented since their first appearance such as Gorman’s ‘Five New Laws of Librarianship’. However Ranganthan’s laws - although almost 90 years old - still resonate today. But how relevant are they to modern libraries – in particular to health libraries?…

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