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B.S. Kesavan
PROBLEMS IN LIBRARY MANAGEMENT by K. Umapathy Setty Vikas, New Delhi, 1976, 111 pp., 35.00
July 1976, volume 1, No 3

It is not a ‘scholarly’ book. It is not a ‘profound’ book. But it is a book which makes you want to meet the writer and talk to him. It has a pleasant, straight-from-the-shoulder manner, and the rat-tat-­tat of the sentences, without nagging you, holds your interest. What is more, the down-to-earth locales which are the several contexts to the prob­lems discussed, along with the accompanying indi­vidual names (fanciful coinages, I am sure), invests every little essay with pragmatic value. It is a rather unusual kind of book and is most welcome for its freshness and total lack of pretensions. And one is surprised to see Vikas publishing it, in the perspective of its rather stodgy and pretentious pre­vious titles in this field! The dust-cover design and the make-up of the book conforms to the good standards one is led to expect from such a publi­sher. And the price of it, a mere 35 rupees(!) for just a hundred-and-ten pages of octavo format.

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