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Library and Information Science
(PG Degree Standard Code No: 267)
New Syllabus-2017

UNIT – I INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION:
(i) Data,
Information and Knowledge;
Information – Notions;
Information Theories
(ii) Library – Social relevance;
Types;
Functions,
Legislation.
(iii) Information Transfer Cycle;
Diffusion pattern;
Communication – Theories and Models;
Channels and Barriers to Communication
(iv) Information / Memory institution of different kinds:
Libraries,
Archives,
Documentation Centers,
Information Analysis Centers,
Museums and
respective roles and functions.
(v) Professional bodies and Association :
UNESCO,
IFLA,
ALA,
CILIP,
ILA,
IASLIC,
IATLIS,

UNIT–II MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION CENTRES
(i) Management -
Concept,
Definition; S
chools of Management Thought,
functions of Management (POSDCORB).
(ii) Human Resource Management -
Organisation models;
job description and
job Analysis; selection, recruitment, training
(iii) Financial Management:
Planning and Control;
Resource generation;
Budget and Budgeting;
Budgetary control techniques;
Cost Benefit, Cost
Effective analysis
(iv) Materials Management:
Collection development Policy;
Issues –
Selection,
Acquisition;
Library routines,
Circulation,
Preservation and conservation,
Physical facilities -
building and equipments,
Marketing of information.
(v) Planning –
Concept,
Definition
Types; Systems Analysis and Design;
Knowledge Management,
total quality management,
MBO and
MIS

UNIT-III KNOWLEDGE ORGANISATION
(i) Universe of Subjects;
Modes of formation of Subjects;
Knowledge Organization
(ii) Classification-
Various Schemes of Classification -
CC,
UDC,
LC-
DDC
Overview;
BSO;
General theory of classification;
CRG;
Cannons and Principles -
Idea,
Verbal and Notation planes;
Facet analysis;
(iii) Cataloguing - Purpose, Structure,
Types – Inner and Physical forms;
Normative Principles,
Canons & Laws;
Standards –
ISBDs,
AACR,
RDA;
FRBR
(iv) Subject Cataloguing – Principles;
Subject heading lists;
Thesauri and Vocabulary control
(v) Bibliographic formats
International Standards - ISO 2709,
MARC21,
UNIMARC,
CCF and National formats.
Metadata – Standards:
Dublin Core,
Mark up languages –
HTML,
XML,
RDF
UNIT-IV INFORMATION SOURCES
(i) Information Sources
Types – Documentary and Non documentary;
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary;
Electronic Sources of Information;
Human and Institutional Sources;
Invisible Colleges;
Technological Gatekeepers
(ii) Reference Sources -
Ready Reference Sources –
Types -
Dictionaries,
Encyclopedias,
Annuals,
Biographical sources,
Handbooks
Manuals,
Geographical Sources.
(iii) Bibliographical Sources –
Bibliographies; Union Catalogues; Indexing and Abstracting sources;
News summaries;
(iv) Web Resources -
Subject Gateways and Portals;
Databases –
Bibliographical,
Abstracting and Indexing;
Full-text databases;
Citation Databases
(v) Evaluation of Information sources -
Print and Web Resources;
Multimedia;
Open Access Resources

UNIT-V INFORMATION SYSTEM, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
(i) Information Systems -
Concept,
Purpose, and Types;
Global &
Information Systems;
MEDLARS,
INIS,
AGRIS,
INSPEC,
OCLC,
National
ERONAT,
NISCAIR,
NASSDOC,
Library Networks:
INFLIBNET,
DELNET,
(ii) Information Services- Users Education and Information Literacy;
Documents Delivery, Translation;
Current Awareness,
SDI,
E-Alert
Webbased Services
(iii) Users of Information-
Understanding the users;
Categories of users their needs;
Information use contexts;
Information seeking behaviour of users;
Theories of Information seeking behaviour.
(iv) Information Analysis and Consolidation Products and Services.
(v) Use Studies;
Methods of Users studies;
Major information users -
use studies and their findings-

UNIT-VI INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
(i) Information Retrieval System
Concept,
Definition,
Components
(ii) Indexing systems
Pre-coordinate
Post-coordinate;
General Theory of Subject Indexing;
Keyword Indexing;
Citation Indexing
(iii) Information Retrieval Models
Boolean,
Probabilistic,
Cognitive
Vector Models;
Alternative IR Models: algebraic and probabilistic models
(Bayesian networks)
(iv) Search and Searching -
Search Process;
Search strategies;
Search engines
(v) Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems -
Purpose,
Criteria –
Recall
and Precision;
Major Evaluation Studies –
MEDLARS;
SMART Retrieval;
STAIRS,
ProjectTREC.
UNIT-VII RESEARCH METHODS
(i) Research -
Concept,
Definition,
Objectives and Significance;
Types;
Research Problems

(ii) Research Design
Definition,
Need;
Sampling;
Hypothesis –
Types and Testing
(iii) Methods and Tools - Data collection -
Survey,
Experimental,
Case-study,
Observation,
Questionnaire,
Interview schedules.
(iv) Introduction to Statistics; definition of statistical terms-population,
Sample,
Data and variables;
Frequency distributions;
Scales of measurement;
Presentation of data-
Graphical and tabular;
Frequency tables,
Histogram,
Frequency curves;
Correlation and regression analysis;
Measures of central tendency.
(v) Report Writing – Components of a Research Report; Style manuals –
MLA,
APA,
Chicago,
Turabian.

UNIT-VIII INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) AND LIBRARY AUTOMATION
(i) Information Technology – Concept – Definition - Evolution of Digital
Computers;
Introduction to Telecommunications;
Number Systems:
Binary,
Octal,
Hexadecimal,
Representation of Numbers in Computers;
Character
Representation:
ASCII,
ISCII
UNICODE;
File formats
(ii) Basic components of a Computer – Arithmetic Logic Unit; Control Unit;
Memory Unit
Static and Dynamic
RAM,
ROM,
Cache memory;
Input /Output devices
(iii) Operating System-
Linux,
Windows;
Fundamentals of Programming;
Introduction to C programming;
Object Oriented programming;
Java,
PHP
(iv) Database Management System
Concepts,
Functions;
Integrity and Security issues
(v) Library Automation - Overview of library automation software;
Criteria for selection of software;
Hardware (including differently-abled);
Open and Commercial LMS

UNIT-IX DIGITAL LIBRARIES
(i) Digital Libraries - Concept and Definition;
Historical development of Digital
Libraries.
Copyright issue:
license issues.
(ii) Digitization Process -
Software,
Hardware
Best practices;
Scanners and
Scanner types;
OCR software
(iii) Technology for DLs -
Open source software -
Open Standards and File formats;
Harvesting metadata,
OAI-PMH
DL Interoperability;
(iv) Digital Library Architecture -
Grid architecture;
Open URL integration;
(v) Digital Resources Management - Digital Preservation- Persistent identifiers –
DOI
CNRI Handles;
Multilingual digital repositories and
Cross- language
information retrieval

UNIT-X QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES AND INFORMETRICS
(i) Informetrics - Genesis, Scope and Definition;
Librametry,
Bibliometrics,
Scientometrics:
Webometrics
(ii) Classical Bibliometrics laws -
Zip’s Law,
Lotka’s Law,
Bradford’s Law of
Scattering; Generalized Bibliometrics distributions. 80-20 rule,
Price’s Law relating to scientific productivity;
Analysis of use statistics.
(iii) Growth and Obsolescence of literature - Various growth models;
Aging factor and half-life: real vs. apparent;
synchronous vs. diachronous.

(iv) Citation analysis - Bibliographic Coupling
Co-citation Analysis
(v) Bibliometric indicators:
Impact factor,
h-index,
g-index,
i-10;Mapping of
Science;
Citation Index.



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