Bacholor of Libeary & Information ScienceVictor Nandi
- Distance learning
Frequent Asked Questions
Any graduate candidate can apply.
INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION, LIBRARY & SOCIETY
1. Information & Information Science, Nature & notions of Information, Date & knowledge – Generation point to user.
2. Communication-models, barriers, library information Centres as Communication agencies.
3. Librarianship – Ethics, Scientific Foundation – Five laws of Library Science.
4. Resource sharing & Networking.
5. Library Movement & Legislation in India.
6. Types of Libraries & their organization. Public, Academic, Special & National.
7. Library & Information Profession & Associations.
National & International – ILA, IASLIC, ASLIB, ALA, IFLA.
INFORMATION SOURCES & SERVICES
1. Categories of standard Ready Reference sources & their evaluation. (Ready Reference Source Categorization according to Denis Grogan).
2. Primary, Secondary & Tertiary sources of Information.
3. User needs in College, Universities & Public Libraries.
4. User Education in College, University & Public Libraries.
5. Reference Service-concept, definition, needs purposes & types.
6. Methods of Dissemination of information – CAS, SDI Documentation services – including Indexing, Abstracting, Translation & Reprographic.
7. Bibliography – Concept, Definition, Needs & Purpose, Types, Reference Values, Examples – Bibliography of Tamil Books (NB).
8. Compilation of Bibliography – Planning & Steps.
9. Search Strategy – Manual & Online Search.
INFORMATION PROCESSING I – CLASSIFICATION THEORY
1. Need & purpose of classification – for physical arrangement of documents & for the preparation of subject catalogue / index.
2. Introduction to Library Classification – kinds of schemes for classification – CC, DDC & UDC.
3. General theory of classification – Kinds of Normative principles, planes of work, - Principles of facet sequence – canons of classification (Idea Plane) – Principles of helpful sequence.
4. Modes of formation of Universe of subjects.
5. Postulates for classification – Basic subjects – Fundamental Categories, Facet Analysis, Phase Analysis, systems & Species.
6. Terminology – Canons for Terminology.
7. Notation – canons for Notation – Qualities, Function, Zone Analysis & Sector Analysis.
8. Common Isolates & Standard Subdivisions – CC – DDC.
INFORMATION PROCESSING II: CATALOGUING & INDEXING THEORY
1. Concept of Library catalogue – Definition, Objectives & functions: Catalogue Vs. Bibliography.
2. Development of codes for Cataloguing since 1930.
3. Types of Catalogues – physical forms & inner forms.
4. Normative principles – Canons, Laws & principles.
5. Entries – Parts of entries, Kinds, unit Card system – arrangement of entries.
6. Standardization – ISBD (G), MARC format.
7. Centralized cataloguing, Co-operative cataloguing, compilation of Union Catalogue – UBC.
8. Indexing systems, Pre-co-ordinate: Chain Indexing, PRECIS, POPSI. Post co-ordinate: Uniterm indexing.
9. Vocabulary Control Devices – Theseurus – Definition, Functions, types; Subject Heading Lists – Sear’s list, LC Subject Heading.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CONCEPTS, THEORIES & SYSTEMS
1. Introduction to computer & its components.
2. Personal computers: Input, Output & Storage Devices Various Operating systems – MSDOS, WINDOWS, UNIX.
3. Selection of hardware & software.
4. Word Processing – WordStar, MS Word.
5. Data Base Management System – FoxPro 2.5
6. Application software – CDS/ISIS; ILMS.
7. Databases – Bibliography & Non-Bibliographical – on line systems.
8. CD-ROM Technology.
9. Network-Information & Communication Networks.
Acquaintance with NICNET, INGLIBNET, OCLC, INTERNET, INTRANET.
1. General principles of management – POSDCORB – Planning, Scientific Principles of Management.
2. Routines in various sections – Acquisition, Serials, Reference, Technical maintenance, Circulation.
3. Personnel Management, Human Relations, Staffing, duties & responsibilities – Job Analysis.
4. Financing & Budgeting types – Budgeting methods – Model library Budget for College.
5. Closed & Open Access System.
6. Stock Verification & Shelf rectification.
7. Various Library records – Library statistics – Annual report.
8. Preservation of Documents.
INFORMATION PROCESSING III: CLASSIFICATION PRACTICE
Classifying documents according to Cokon Classification (6th revised) & Dewey Decimal Classification, 19th edition.
INFORMATION PROCESSING IV – CATALOGUING PRACTICE
Cataloguing of documents using Classified Catalogue Code, ED.5 & Anglo American Cataloguing Rules II (1978).