Shamurin, Evgenii

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Shamurin, Evgenii Ivanovich


Born Oct. 16 (28), 1889, in Yerevan; died Dec. 1, 1962, in Moscow. Soviet specialist in book science. Doctor of pedagogical sciences; professor at the Moscow Library Institute beginning in 1944.

Shamurin graduated from the law faculty of the University of Kazan in 1912. From 1921 to 1937 he worked in Moscow at the Russian Central Book Chamber, known as the All-Union Book Chamber from 1936. He became the editor of Knizhnaia letopis’ (Book Chronicle) in 1923 and the deputy director of the Book Chamber in 1932.

Shamurin made a great contribution to the development of bibliography and library science. His chief works are Cataloging (1925), Methods of Bibliographical Work (1933), The Systematic Catalog and Its Organization (1936), and Essays on the History of the Library Bibliographical Classification (vols. 1–2, 1955–59). Shamurin was the compiler of A Dictionary of Book Science Terminology (1958).


Masanov, Iu. I., and I. B. Gracheva. E. I. Shamurin (1889–1962). Moscow, 1970.
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