Monday, 16 May 2011

[18] : LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE SYLLABUS AND SAMPLE QUESTIONS, SET UNIVERSITY OF PUNE


NOTE : STRUCTURE OF PAPER II AND REVISED STRUCTURE OF PAPER III PLEASE
SEE PAGE NUMBER ONE.
PAPER—II AND PAPER—III
(PART A & B)

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-Channels, barriers
Intellectual Property Rights-Concept, Copyright, Censorship-Print and Nonprint Media.
Library and Information Policy at the National Level

Unit—II
Laws of Library Science
Library Resource Sharing and Networking
Library Movement and Library Legislation in India
Library Extension Services
Library and Information Science Education in India
Library and Information Profession
Library Associations in India, UK and USA-ILA, IASLIC IATLIS, SIS LA
ASLIB, SLA and ALA
Library Associations Organisations at International level-FID, IFLA and 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 Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Journals
(salient features and evaluation)
E-documents, E-books, E-Jouarnals
Database-Bibliographic, Numeric and Full text-Evaluation

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

Unit—V
Organisation of knowledge/information
Modes of formation of subjects
Library Classification-Canons and Principles
Library Classification Schemes-DDC, UDC and CC
Library Cataloguing-Canons and Principles
Library Cataloguing Codes-CCC and AACR-II
Bibliographic Records-International standards-ISBDs, MARC and CCF
Indexing-Pre-coordinate, Post-coordinate
Vocabulary Control-Thesaurus, Lists of Subject Headings
Databases-Search Strategies, Boolean Operators
Knowledge Management

Unit—VI
Management-Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought
Planning, Organisation Structure
Decision making
System Study-Analysis, Evaluation and Design
Collection Development-Books, Serials, Non-book Materials-Selection, Acquisition,
Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)
Human Resources 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 Buildings and Equipments
Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centres and Services
Marketing Information product and services
Total Quality Management (TQM)

Unit—VII
Information Technology-Components; Impact of IT on Society
Computers-Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Input/Output Devices
Telecommunication-Transmission media, Switching systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing,
Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communication
Fax, E-Mail, Tele-conferencing/Video-conferencing, Bulletin Board Service, Teletext, Videotex,
Voice Mail
Networking-Concepts, Topologies, Types-LAN, MAN and WAN
Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)

Unit—VIII
Library Automation-Areas of automation, Planning, hardware and Software Selection, OPAC
Networks-ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, JANET, BLAISE, OCLC, INFLIBNET INTERNETComponents,
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, Hypotheses, 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, Structure 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 centres in institutions
of higher education in India
Role of Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation (RRLF)

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
PAPER—II

1. An entry that directs the reader from one heading to another is called
(A) Added Entry
(B) Main Entry
(C) Analytical Entry
(D) Reference Entry

2. Who are the publishers of Encyclopaedia of Library and Information Science ?
(A) American Library Association
(B) H. W. Wilson
(C) Marcel Dekker
(D) R. R. Bowker

3. DRTC is located at —
(A) New Delhi
(B) Kolkata
(C) Bangalore
(D) Chennai
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