Bacholor of Libeary & Information Science

Victor Nandi
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  • Bachelor
  • Distance learning
  • Raiganj
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

Any Graduate willing to make his/her career as an Liberian can apply

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Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
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Raiganj
Line Bazar, Opp. Coronation School, Raignaj, 733134, West Bengal, India
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· Requirements

Any graduate candidate can apply.

Course programme

PAPER I

 

 

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.

 

 

PAPER II

 

 

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.

 

 

PAPER III

 

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.

 

 

PAPER IV

 

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.

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

PAPER V

 

 

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.

PAPER VI

 

LIBRARY MANAGEMENT

 

 

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.

 

 

 

PAPER VII

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING III: CLASSIFICATION PRACTICE

 

(PRACTICAL)

 

Classifying documents according to Cokon Classification (6th revised) & Dewey Decimal Classification, 19th edition.

 

 

PAPER VIII

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING IV – CATALOGUING PRACTICE

 

(PRACTICAL)

 

Cataloguing of documents using Classified Catalogue Code, ED.5 & Anglo American Cataloguing Rules II (1978).

 


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