Syllabus and Subjects for Master of Library and Information Science [M.Lib.I.Sc]:

M.Lib Syllabus & Subjects

Part I (Paper I): Foundations of Library and Information Science

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Subjects of Study

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Library and Society

2

Historical overview of library development

3

Information and Information Science

4

Dr. S.R. Ranganathan

5

Types of Libraries

6

Library co-operation, resource sharing, library networking

7

Professional Associations in Library and Information Science

8

Factors affecting library development


Paper II (Library Management)

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Subjects of Study

1

Schools of Management

2

Planning and Management

3

Acquisition

4

Serials Management

5

Technical Processing

6

Storage and Maintenance

7

Library Services

8

Financial Management


Paper III (Library Classification)

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Subjects of Study

1

Knowledge Organisation

2

Library Classification

3

General Principles and Theory

4

Types and features of Classification Schemes

5

Library Classification Schemes

6

Special Classification Schemes

7

Organisations and Institutions in Classification

8

Current developments / trends in classification


Paper IV (Library Cataloguing)

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Subjects of Study

1

Library Catalogue: definitions, need, purpose

2

Catalogue

3

Document Description

4

Catalogue codes

5

Subject Cataloguing

6

Cataloguing standards including ISBD, ISBN, ISSN, MARC, CCF, ISO 2079.

7

Practical aspects of cataloguing

8

Cataloguing in the Internet and digital era, metadata, web OPAC


Paper V (Reference Services and Sources)

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Reference Service

2

Types of Services

3

Reference Process

4

Reference Librarian

5

Reference Service Delivery

6

Reference Sources

7

Categories of Reference Sources

8

Reference Services and Sources in Electronic Era


Paper VI (Information Services and Systems)

1

Information Service

2

Information Sources

3

Information Processing

4

Information Dissemination

5

In-house Information Products

6

Documentation and Information Centres

7

Information Systems

8

Commercial Information Vendors


Paper VII (Computer Application to Library Work)

1

Introduction to Computers

2

Hardware

3

Software Concepts

4

Computer applications to Library and Information Work

5

Information and Communication Technology

6

Networks and Networking

7

Managerial aspects of Computerization

8

Digital Library


Part II (Practical)

1

Classification

2

Cataloguing

3

Abstracting and Indexing

4

Reference Service

5

Submission of a term paper

6

Computer

 

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