UCC NET Syllabus for Library and Information Science

Unit – I

  • Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom.
  • Information Life Cycle – Generation, Collection, Storage and Dissemination.
  • Role of Information in Planning, Management, Socio-economic, Cultural, Educational and Technological Development.
  • Information Science – Relationship with other subjects, Information Society and Knowledge Society.
  • Communication – Concept, Types, Theories, Models, Channels and Barriers; Trends in Scholarly Communication.
  • Information Industry – Generators, Providers and Intermediaries.
  • IPR and Legal Issues – Categories, Conventions, Treaties, Laws.
  • Plagiarism: Concept and Types.
  • Right to Information Act (RTI); Information Technology Act.
  • National Knowledge Commission; National Mission on Libraries.

Unit – II

  • Historical Development of Libraries in India; Committees and Commissions on Libraries in India.
  • Types of Libraries – Academic, Public, Special and National.
  • Library Legislation and Library Acts in Indian States; The Press and Registration of Books Act; The Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act.
  • Laws of Library Science.
  • Library and Information Science Profession – Librarianship as a Profession, Professional Skills and Competences; Professional Ethics.
  • Professional Associations – National – ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS; International – IFLA, ALA, CILIP, ASLIB, SLA; Role of UGC, RRRLF and UNESCO in Promotion and Development of Libraries.
  • Library and Information Science Education in India.
  • Library Public Relations and Extension Activities.
  • Type of Users – User Studies, User Education.
  • Information Literacy – Areas, Standards, Types and Models; Trends in Information Literacy.

Unit – III

  • Information Sources – Nature, Characteristics, Types and Formats.
  • Sources of Information – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary; Documentary and Non-Documentary.
  • Primary Information Sources (Print and Electronic) – Journals, Conference Proceedings, Patents, Standards, Theses & Dissertations, Trade Literature.
  • Secondary Information Sources (Print and Electronic) – Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, Indexing & Abstracting, Statistical sources, Handbooks and Manuals.
  • Tertiary Information Sources (Print and Electronic)- Directories, Year Books, Almanacs.
  • Reference Sources – Bibliographical, Biographical, Educational, Language and Geographical.
  • Electronic Information Resources – Subject Gateways, Web Portals, Bulletin Boards, Discussion Forums /Groups.
  • Databases: Bibliographic, Numeric, Full text, Multimedia; Open Access Databases.
  • Institutional and Human Resources.
  • Evaluation of Reference Sources and Web Resources.

Unit – IV

  • Community Information Services.
  • Reference Service – Concept and Types; Referral Services
  • Alerting Services – CAS, SDI, Inter Library Loan and Document Delivery.
  • Mobile based Library Services and Tools – Mobile OPAC, Mobile Databases, Mobile Library Website, Library Apps, Mobile Library Instructions, Augmented Reality, SMS Alerts, Geo-Location, Reference Enquiry.
  • Web 2.0 and 3.0 – Library 2.0- Concept, Characteristics, Components; Instant Messaging, RSS Feeds, Podcasts, Ask a Librarian
  • Collaborative Services- Social Networks, Academics Social Networks, Social Tagging, Social Bookmarking.
  • Web – Scale Discovery Services
  • National Information Systems and Networks: NISCAIR, DESIDOC, SENDOC, ENVIS, INFLIBNET, DELNET, NICNET, ERNET, National Knowledge Network (NKN), Biotechnology Information System Network
  • International Information Systems and Networks: INIS, AGRIS, INSPEC, MEDLARS, BIOSIS, ERIC, Patent Information System (PIS), Biotechnology Information System (BIS).
  • Library Resource Sharing and Library Consortia – National and International.

Unit – V

  • Universe of Knowledge – Nature and Attributes; Modes of Formation of Subjects.
  • Knowledge Organization – Classification – Theories, Cannons, and Principles; Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), Taxonomies, Folksonomy, Trends in Classification.
  • Mapping of Subjects in Library Classification Schemes – DDC, UDC and CC.
  • Knowledge Organization: Cataloguing – Cannons and Principles; Centralized and Co-operative Catalogue; Library Cataloguing Codes: CCC and AACR – II.
  • Standards of Bibliographic Record Formats and Description – ISBD, MARC 21, CCF, RDA, FRBR, Bibframe.
  • Standards for Bibliographic Information Interchange & Communication – ISO 2709, Z39.50, Z39.71.
  • Metadata Standards: Dublin Core; MARC21, METS, MODES, EAD.
  • Indexing Systems and Techniques: Assigned – Pre-coordinate; Post-Coordinate; Derived- Title-based; Vocabulary Control.
  • Abstracting – Types and Guidelines.
  • Information Retrieval System – Features, Components, Models and Evaluation.

Unit – VI

  • Management – Principles, Functions and Schools of thought.
  • Library and Information Centers Management – Book Selection Tools and Principles; Library Acquisition, Technical Processing, Circulation, Serial Control, Maintenance and Stock Verification; Preservation and Conservation; Hazards and Control Measures of Library Materials.
  • Human Resource Management – Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Job Evaluation, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal; Staff Manual.
  • Financial Management in Libraries – Sources of Finance, Resource Mobilisation, Budgeting Methods; Cost Effective and Cost Benefit Analysis, Annual Reports & Statistics; Library Authority and Committee.
  • Project Management – SWOT, PEST, PERT / CPM.
  • Total Quality Management (TQM) – Concepts, Principles and Techniques, Six Sigma; Evaluation of Services of Libraries and Information Centers.
  • Library Building, Furniture and Equipment; Green Library Building; Information Commons; Makers Space; Security and Safety.
  • Management Information System (MIS), MBO, Change Management, Disaster Management, Crisis Management.
  • Knowledge Management – Principles, Tools, Components and Architecture.
  • Marketing of Library Products and Services – Plan, Research, Strategies, Mix, Segmentation, Pricing and Advertising; Management Consultancy.

Unit – VII

  • Computer Technology – Character Representation (ASCII, ISCII, Unicode); Computer Hardware, Software; Storage Devices; Input and Output Devices.
  • Types of Software – System Software, Application Software.
  • Programming Languages – Object Oriented, Procedural, High Level, Scripting; Web Languages.
  • Telecommunication – Transmission Channels, Mode, and Media, ISDN, PSDN, Multiplexing, Modulation, Standards and Protocols.
  • Wireless Communication – Media, Wi-fi, Li-fi, Satellite Communication, Mobile Communication.
  • Computer Networks – Topologies, Types of Networks – LAN, MAN, WAN.
  • Internet – Web browsers, WWW, E-mail; Search Engines, Meta and Entity Search engines.
  • Internet Protocols and Standards – HTTP, SHTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP/IP, URI, URL.
  • Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia, Video conferencing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Technologies.
  • Data Security, Network Security, Firewalls, Cryptographic Techniques, Anti-virus software, Anti-spyware, Intrusion Detection System.

Unit – VIII

  • Library Automation – Areas, Planning, Selection of Hardware and Software, Implementation and Evaluation; Standards for Library Automation.
  • Barcode, RFID, QR Code, Biometric, Smartcard: Features and Applications.
  • Digitization – Planning, Selection of Materials, Hardware, Software, Process, Issues.
  • Digital Library: Genesis, Characteristics, Types, Architecture; Standards, Formats and Protocols, DOI.
  • Digital Preservation – Need, Purpose, Standards, Methods, Techniques, Projects (National and International).
  • Digital Library Initiatives – National and International.
  • Institutional Repositories – Need, Purpose, Types and Tools; Institutional Repositories in India; ROAR, DOAR, SHARPA-ROMIO.
  • Content Management Systems – Architecture, Data Integration, CMS Software – Selection, Implementation and Evaluation.
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems and Robotics in Libraries; Social Mobile Analytics Cloud (SMAC); Cloud Computing.
  • Ontology – Tools (RDF, RDFS, Potege); Semantic Web, Linked Data, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Harvesting.

Unit – IX

  • Research – Concept, Purpose, Functions, Scope and Ethics; Types of Research – Basic and Applied, Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary.
  • Research Methods: Historical, Descriptive, Experimental and Delphi.
  • Research Design – Selection of Research Problem, Review of Literature; Formulation of Research Problem; Hypothesis – Formulation, Types and Testing; Sampling Techniques.
  • Methods of Data Collection: Questionnaire, Interview, Observation, Library Records, Scales and Checklist.
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation – Presentation of Data; Statistical Methods/ Techniques.
  • Statistical Packages – Spreadsheet, SPSS, Bibexcel, ‘R’ Statistics.
  • Research Report Writing and Citation Tools – Structure, Style, Contents, Guidelines; Style Manuals; Online Citation Tools; Reference Style Management Tools; Anti-plagiarism Tools; Evaluation of Research Report.
  • Metric Studies in LIS – Bibliometrics, Scientometric, Webometrics, Altmetrics;
  • Impact Factors – Journal, Institutional and Authors; h-Index, g-Index, i10 Index.
  • Trends in Library and Information Science Research.

Unit –X

  • Academic Library and Information System.
  • Public Library and Information System.
  • Special Library and Information System.
  • Health Science Library and Information System.
  • Corporate Library and Information System.
  • Agricultural Library and Information System.
  • Engineering and Technological Library and Information System.
  • Archive, Museums and Oriental Libraries.
  • Community Information System.
  • Information Services and System for Persons with Disability, Children and Women.

Ref. : ugcnetonline.in

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