UGC NET December Library and Information Science Syllabus 2013

UGC NET December Library and Information Science Syllabus 2013

Code No. : 59

Subject : Library and Information Science

Note :

There will be two question papers. UGC NET Library Information Science Paper II will cover 50 Multiple Choice Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion-Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks and UGC NET Library Information Science Paper III will have two Parts – A and B.

Part – A will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. There will be one question from each unit with internal choice from the same unit.

Total marks will be 160. Part – B will be compulsory and Questions will be set from Unit – I to Unit – X. The candidate will attempt one question from Part – B ( 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET Library Information Science Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET Library Information Science 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 Non – print 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, IFIA 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 – Journals.
  • Databases : 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. UDG and CG.
  • Library Cataloguing : Canons and Principles.
  • Library Cataloguing Codes : CCC and AACR – II.
  • Bibliographic Records : International standards – ISBDs. MARC and CCF.
  • Indexing : Pre – coordlnate, Post – coordinate.
  • Vocabulary Control : Thesaurus. lists of Subject Headings.
  • Databases : Search Strategies, Boolean Operators.
  • Knowledge Management

Unit – VI :

  • Management : Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought Planing, Organization Structure Decision making.
  • System Study : Analysis, Evaluation and Design.
  • Collection Development : Books, Serials, Non – book Materials – Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN. Cataloging – 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.
  • Internet : Components, 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 ).