Master of Library & Information Science

Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
In Patan

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Typology Master
Location Patan
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Patan
  • Duration:
    2 Years


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PB 21, University Road , 384265, Gujarat, India
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PB 21, University Road , 384265, Gujarat, India
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Course programme

Master of Library & Information Science

Semester -I
Paper-1: Information and Communication
Unit 1: Information and Communication
 Information: Characteristics, Nature, Value and Use of Information
 Conceptual difference between Data, Information and Knowledge
 Communication of Information: Information generation
 Communication Channels, Models and Barriers
 Scientific Communication: Definition, Scope, Objectives and Trends.
 Information Science as a Discipline and its Relationship with other Subjects
 Information Science its Definition, Scope and Objectives.
Unit 2 : Library, Information and Society
 Genesis and Characteristics and Implications of Information Society
 Changing Role of Library and Information Centres in Society
 Information Industry-Generators, Providers and Intermediaries
 Intellectual Property Act, Right to Information Acts
 Concept of Freedom, Censorship, Data Security and Fair Use
 Policies relating to Information, Right to Information including Science and Technology, Education
 International and National Programmes and Policies (NAPLIS) IT and Library UAP, UBC
Unit 3 : Economics of Information
 Social Implication of Information
 Information as a Economic Resource
Unit 4 : Information Management
 Information Infrastructure, Organization & Management 11
Unit 5 : Knowledge Management
 Knowledge Society & Management
 Knowledge Profession
Reference Books
1. Information and Communication - P.S.G. Kumar
2. Information Technology : P.S.G. Kumar
3. Information Sources & Services Theory & Practice - P.S.G. Kumar
4. Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior - V.G.Choukhande
5. Library Information System - S.P.Singh
6. Information Handling in Libraries in 21st Centurey - Sharma R.K.
7. Information Communication Technology Teaching Skills - Srinivas
Gujarati Reference
Paper 2: Information Technology:
Applications (Theory)
Unit 1 : Library Automation
 Planning of Implementation of Library Automation.
 Automation, In - House Operations - Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials Control and
 Library Automation Software Packages.
Unit 2 : Communication Technology
 Fundamentals of Telecommunication Technology; Media, Mode and Components.
 Network Media, UTP Optical Fiber, Ethernet, Network interface card, Hubes, Routers, Modem.
 Network Types and Topologies , LAN, WAN, MAN.
 Bus, Star, Ring Token Ring, etc.
 Local Area Network - Types and Topologies.
Unit 3 : INTERNET : Basic Features and Tools
 Network Base Information Services.
 Connectivity: Dialup, Leased Lines, ISDN, Digital Subscriber Lines.
 E-Mail, SMTP, Wireless, Send mail, POP3 CK.
 Protocols- FTP, HTTP.
 Web Serves, Web Tools and Search Engines.
 Internet Security.
 Teleconferencing, Tele-Facsimile, Tele-text and Videotext.
Unit 4 : Digital Libraries
 Genesis, Definition, Objectives, Scope of Digital Libraries.
 Image formats and Audio Formats.
 Storage Media Formats-180-9660 DVD.
 Software and Hardware for Digital Libraries, OCR, Image Editing Software.
 Input Capture Devices, for Digital Libraries.
 Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Meta Data.
Unit 5 : : Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
(With Reference to Library and Information Science)
Reference Books
1. Internet for Libraries and Information Centers-M Paul and Ashok Jambhekar
2. Computer Net Work-Andrew S.
3. Digital Information Preservation and Online Cataloguing-Kamla Sinha
4. Computer and Library Services-Somnath Madhaw
5. Information Technology : Basics-P.S.G. Kumar
6. Information Sources & Services Theory & Practice-P.S.G. Kumar
7. Metadata in Practice-Hillmann Westbrooks (ALA)
8. Managing Electronic Reserves in Digital- Jeff Rpsedale (ALA)
9. Digital Library and Preservation-C.K.Sharma, S.Kumar, N.Singh
10. Computer in Library and Information Science-Praksah Chandra
11. Computer in Libraries-Jogendrasingh Burman
12. Automation in India-G.P.Singh
13. Digital Libraries-Khalid K.Farugl
14. Modern Library Strategies-Chaudhary
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Paper - 3: Information Technology:
Applications (PRACTICE)
Unit 1 : Creation and Maintenance of Databases by Any One DBMS.
Unit 2 : Library Automation Software: SOUL.
Unit 3 : CD-ROM, Online Searching.
Unit 4 : Internet Searching.
Unit 5 : Library and Information Centre Web Page Design and Creation & HTML.
Paper-4: Research Methods and
Statistical Techniques
Unit 1 :Research & Research Design
 Concept , Meaning , Need and process of Research
 Types of Research - Fundamental and Applied
 Including inter disciplinary and multidisciplinary approach
 Research and Development of Scholarship
 Conceptualization and operationalisation
 Types of Research Design
 Identification and formulation of problem
 Hypothesis; Nominal and Operational definition
 Designing Research Proposal
 Ethical aspects of Research
 Literature search - Print, Non - print and Electronic sources
Unit 2: Research Methods and Research Techniques & Tools
 Scientific Method
 Historical Method
 Descriptive Method
 Survey Method and Case Study Method
 Experimental Method and Delphi Method
 Questionnaire
 Schedule
 Interview
 Observation
 Scales and check lists
 Library Records and Reports
 Sampling Techniques
Unit 3 : Data Analysis and Interpretation
 Role of Statistics Method in Research.
 Descriptive Statistical-Measurement of Central Tendency
 Dispersion, Co-relation, Regression
 Statistical Representation with Tabulation and Graphical Reproduction.
 Testing of Hypothesis & Statistical Inference
 Statistical Packges - SPSS
Unit 4 : Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, and Informetrics
 Concept and Definition
 Bibliometric Laws; Bradford's; Zipf', Lotka
 Bibliographic Coupling
 Obsolescence
 Citation Analysis
 Webometrics
 Citation Studies
 Informatics
 Scientomatrics
Unit 5 : Research Reporting & evaluation
 Structure, Style, Contents
 Guidelines of Research Reporting
 Style Manuals - Chicago - MLA - APA etc.
 e-Citation and Methods of Research Evaluation
 Current Trends in Library and Information Science Research
Reference Books
1. Research And Statistical Techniques in Library And Information Science-
M.S. Negi
2. Research Methodology for Library Science-B.D.Pandya
3. Research Methodology in Library Science-Intder Mohan Goswami
4. Research Methodology in Library School And India Universities-Nirajan
5. Information Handling in Libraries in 21st Centurey-Sharama R.K.
6. Human Resource Management in Libraries-Mahapatra
7. User's Aproach to Information in Libraries-Devrajan
8. Encyclopedia Libraries Information Management-Dr. Sunil Kumar
9. Stactical Methods for Library And Information Center by S.R.Sarda And
Shri Nivasan
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Paper - 4 (Elective) Special Library &
Information System
Unit:1 Collection Development and Management
 Concept of Special Library
 Periodicals, Conference Literature, Grey Literature, Patents, Standards / specifications, Govt.
Publications, Non-Book Materials, Electronic Documents, CD-ROM and Online Databases.
Unit:2 Library Organization and Administration
 Administrative Organization of Library, Staff Manual, Library Surveys, Statistics, Work Measurement
and Standards, their Use and Effectiveness.
Unit:3 Planning and Organization of Various Information Services
 CAS, SDI, Abstracting and Indexing, Library Bulletin, Newspaper Clippings, Computerized Services,
Literature Searching, Information Analysis, Repackaging and Marketing of Information Services.
Unit:4 Personnel Management & Finance
 Nature, Size, Selection, Recruitment, Qualification, Training, Professional Development Responsibilities
and Duties, Determination of Finance, Sources of Finance, Types of Budget.
Unit:5 Resource Sharing and Networking & Library Building
 Need and Types of Networks, RLIN, OCLC Databases
 Planning, Basic Elements in the Design of Public Library Buildings, Furniture and Fittings, Modern
Public Library Building.
Reference Books
1. AUGER (C P) Information sources in Grey literature. Ed. 3. 1994. Bowker, London.
2. BURKETT (J) and MORGAN (T S), Ed. Special materials in the Library. 1963. Aslib,
3. CHAPMAN (Liz). Managing acquisitions in library and information services. 2001. Library
Associations; London.
4. CLAPP (V W). Feature of the research library. 1964. University of Illinois, Urbana.
5. GRENFELL (D). Periodicals and serials; their treatment in special libraries. Ed. 2. 1965.
Aslib , London.
6. GROGAN (N). Science and technology: An introduction to the literature. Ed. 4. 1982.
Clive Bingley, London.
7. HERNON (Peter) and WHITMAN ( John R). Delivering satisfaction and service quality: A
customer-based approach for libraries. 2001. American Library Association, Chicago.
8. HOUGHTON (Bernard). Technical information sources. Ed. 2. 1972. Bingley, London.
9. LEWIS (C M), Ed. Special libraries. 1963. Special Libraries Association, USA .
10. LOWES (Ann), Ed. Management skills for the information manager. 1993.
11. RAITT (David), Ed. Libraries for the new millennium. 1997. Library Association, London.
12. RANGANATHAN (S R). Documentation and its facets. 1963.
13. SAHA (J). Special libraries and information services in India and the USA. 1969.
Scarecrow, New York.
14. SCAMMELL (A) (W), Ed. Handbook of special librarianship and information work. Rev. ed.
7. 1997. Aslib, London.
15. STRAUSS (LJ), : their organization and administration. Scientific and technical libraries.
Ed. 2. 1972. Beckey & Hayes, New York.
15. WILKIE (Chris). Managing film and video collections. 1999. Aslib, London.
Paper - 4 (Elective) Data
Communication and Networking
Semester - II
Paper-5 Information Analysis,
Repackaging and Consolidation
Unit 1 : Repackaging of Information
 Abstracting: Types and Guidelines in preparing Abstract.
 Content Analysis.
 Repackaging, Formatting, Consolidation.
Unit 2 : Information Analysis and Products
 Information Analysis.
 Information Products : Nature, Concept, Types, Design; and Development and Marketing.
 Electronic Content Creation.
Unit 3 : Cataloguing & Subject Indexing : Principles and Practices
 Principles of Subject Cataloguing: Assigning Subject Headings Using Library of Congress Subject
Headings and Sear's List of Subject Headings etc.
 Models-Assigned and Derived.
 Pre & Post Coordinate Indexing Systems and Citation Indexing.
 Development of Indexing Concept.
Unit 4 : Indexing Language: Types and Characteristics
 Indexing Language: Types and Characteristics.
 Vocabulary Control.
 Tools of Vocabulary Control.
 Structure and Construction of an IR Thesaurus.
 Trends in Automatic Indexing.
Unit 5 : Information Retrieval
 IR Models, Search Strategies; Manual / Machine, Feedback and Refining.
 Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems; Project and Parameters.
Reference Books
1. Library Indexing and \ Abstracting - Paliwal P. K.
2. Information Consolidation and Repackaging-Seetharama
3. Library Organization Retrival-Kunar Krishan
4. Principal of iNformation Retrieval-Paliwal P.K.
5. Abstracting Practice in Libraries - Srishna Shyama
6. Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior-V.G.Choukhande
7. Library Information System-S.P.Singh
8. Libary Indexing and Abstracting T.C. Mohanti
9. The Future of Libraries-Sunil kumar
10. Advance Indexing & Abstracting Practice-Riaz
11. Information Analysis Repaking Consolidation & Information Retrievel-

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