Saturday, February 5, 2011


Written Examination: Library & Information Science
Unit I: Library, Information & Society
Library as a Social Institution, Library movement, Role of Libraries in formal and
informal Education; Types of Libraries: National, Public, Academic & Special; Laws of
Library Science; Information Society: Its evolution and implications; Freedom of access
to information: Intellectual property rights, copyright, censorship; Extension &
Community Information Services; Library Legislation in India; Professional
Associations: Roles and Activities
Unit II: Library Management
Library Planning; Collection Management: Document Selection, Ordering, Processing &
Library Committee: Library Rules and Regulations; Human Resource Management;
Office Management; Financial Management: Budget and Budgetary Control; Library
Statistics and Annual Report; Library Standards; Library Maintenances: Shelving, Stock
Verification & Conservation.
Unit III: Knowledge Organization and Information Processing: Library
Classification Library Cataloguing
Classification: Its Nature, Purpose and Function; Knowledge Classification and
Document Classification; Subjects and their formation: Universe of Subjects, Modes of
formation of Subjects etc.; General Theory of Classification: Normative Principles and
their Application, Standard Schemes of Library Classification; Trends in Library
Classification; Library Cataloguing: Canons, and Principles- Types, Purpose and their
Physical forms; Different Kinds of Entries and rules for Filling Entries; Principles of
Subject Cataloguing: Assigning Subjects Headings using Library of Congress Subject-
Headings & Sear’s List of Subject Headings etc.; Cataloguing Standards: ISBD, ISBN,
ISSN, Computerized Cataloguing- MARC, UNIMARC, CCF; Recent trends in
Unit IV: Information Sources, Services and Systems
Reference and Information Sources: Documentary, non- documentary sources-Evaluation
of reference sources; Users of Information: Types, Character tics, need and study of
users; Organization of Information: Abstracting and Abstracts Indexing Languages;
Information Centers: Different levels of Information Centers (International, National,
Regional & Local); Information Systems: Structure and Services of Information Systems;
Library as an Information System; Information Services: Need and Types of Reference,
Documentation & Information Services.
Unit V: Basics of Computers Application in Libraries
Components of Computer System; Generation and Types of Computers; Hardware and
Software; Deta Storage Media; Operating System and their Types; DOS and Windows;
File Creation; Application Software; Computer Networking; Library and Information


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