Library Trends 02 (3) Winter 1954: Scientific Management in Libraries


Library Trends 2 (3) Winter 1954: Scientific Management in Libraries. Edited by Ralph R. Shaw.

The papers in this issue show that there is a trend toward the application of scientific management to libraries and indeed a rapid one. Such an issue would have been quite impossible twenty years ago, and even now some of the articles record directions of growth rather than achievements. It would be interesting to compare it with a similar one to be produced some ten years hence.

The characteristics of scientific management are amply attested in the papers in the present issue. In some they show conclusively that the "priceless ingredient" in scientific management is man.

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