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SYLLABUS FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

SYLLABUS FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Paper II & Paper III (Part A & Part B) Syllabus
              Unit I: 
·        Information, Information Science, Information Society
·        Information as a Resource / Commodity
·      Information Transfer Cycle- Generation, Collection, Storage, and Dissemination, Role of Information in Planning, Management, Socio-Economic Development, Technology Transfer
·        Communication - Channel, Barriers
·         Intellectual Property Rights - Concept, Copyright, Censorship, Print and Non Print Media
·         Library and Information Policy at the National Level.

Unit II: 
·         Laws of Library Science
·         Library Resource Sharing and Networking
·         Library Movement, Library Legislation in India
·         Library Extension Services
·         Library and Information Science Education in India
·         Library and Information Profession
·         Library Association in India, UK and USA - ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, LA, ASLIB, SLA, ALA,
·         Library Association Organization at International Level - FID, IFLA, UNESCO.

Unit III:
·        Sources of Information - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Documentary and Non Documentary
·      Reference Sources {Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical sources, Year Books / Almanacs, Directories and Handbooks, Statistical (Salient features and evaluation)}
·     Bibliographical Sources {Bibliographies, Union Catalogue, Indexing and Abstracting Journals (Salient features and Evaluations)}
·         E-documents (e-books, e-journals)
·         Databases {Bibliographic, Numeric and Full text (Evaluation)}

Unit IV: 
·         Reference and Information Services, Referral Services
·         Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Services, CAS, SDI
·         Digest Service, Trend Report
·         Online Services
·         Translation Services
·         Reprographic Services.

Unit V: 
·         Organization of Knowledge / Information
·         Modes of Formation of Subjects
·         Library Classification - Canon and Principles
·         Library Classification Schemes-DDC, UDC, CC
·         Library Cataloguing - Canons and Principles
·         Library Cataloguing Codes - CCC and AACR 2
·         Bibliographic Records, International Standards - ISBD, MARC and CCF
·         Indexing - Pre and Post co-ordinate
·         Vocabulary Control - Thesaurus and List of Subject Heading
·         Databases - Search Strategies and Boolean Operators
·         Knowledge Management.

Unit VI: 
·         Management- Principles, Functions and School of Thought
·         Planning, Organization Structure
·         Decision Making
·         System Study - Analysis, Evaluation and Design
·      Collection Development - Books, Serials, Non-books Material Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance, ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)
·   Human Resource Management, Manpower Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation
·        Delegation of Authority
·        Financial Management - Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost Benefit Analysis
·         PERT, CPM
·         Library Building and Equipments
·         Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services
·         Marketing Information Product and Services, Total Quality Management (TQM).

Unit VII:
·       Information Technology - Component, Impact of IT on Society
·       Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Storage Devices, Output / Input Devices,
·     Telecommunications - Transmission Medias, Switching Systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communications, Fax, Email, Teleconferencing / video conferencing, Bulleting Board Service, Teletex, Videotex, Voice Mail
·        Networking - Concept, Networking Topologies, Network Types (LAN, MAN, WAN)
·   Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia, Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnections (OSI).

Unit VIII: 
·        Library Automation - Areas of Library Automation, Planning Library Automation, Hardware and Software Selection for Automation, OPAC
·         Network - ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, JANET, BLAISE, OCLC, INFLIBNET
·      Internet - Components of Internet, Internet Services (Browsing, Web Browsers, Search Engines, Meta Data Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
·        National and International Information Systems, NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC.

Unit IX: 
·         Types of Research - Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary
·         Research Design
·         Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Data Collection, Sampling
·     Methods of Research (Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental), Statistical Methods, Data Analysis
·         Report Writing
·         Research Methods in Library and Information Science and Services,
·         Bibliometrics.

Unit X:
·         Types of Libraries - National, Public, Academic, and Special, Objectives, structures and functions
·         Digital Libraries - Concept
·         Virtual Libraries – Concept
·         Types of Users, User Studies, User Education
·        Role of UGC in the Growth and Development of libraries and information centers in institutes of Higher Education in India
·         Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF).

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