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Syllabus for NVS written examination for Misc (Librarian) exam

Part 1: Foundation of Library & Information Science.

Unit.1. Library as a Social Institution

- Social & Historical foundations of Library.

- Different types of libraries- Academic, Public, Special –their distinguishing features and functions.

- Role of U.G.C. for development of Academic libraries.

- Role in Library of formal and informal education. Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Unit.2 Normative Principles of Lib. & Inf. Science

- Five Laws of Library Science.

- Implications of five laws in Lib. & Inf. Science

- Development of Libraries with special reference to India, Baroda Public Library system

- Library Co-operation Resource Sharing and Library Networking.

Unit 4. Laws relating to Libraries & Inforamion.

- Library legislation need and essential features.

- Library legislation in India.

- Maharashtra Public Library Act.

- Press and registration act & Delivery of Books act (Public Library).

- Copyright act, Intellectual Property rights.

Unit.5 Library and information Profession

- Attribution of profession.

- Librarianship as a profession.

- Professional ethics.

- Professional associations & their role.

- National & International Library Associations- FID, IFLA, LA, ILA, ALA, IASLIC etc.

- Professional education & research.

Unit.6 Promoters of Library & Information services

- National level promoters- RRRLF.

- International level promoters- UNESCO

Unit 7. Public relations & Extension activities

- Definition

- facets and programs.

- publicity & extension, Out reach activities.

- Library path finders (Guides)

- Factors affecting Library development, Literacy, publishing, Book Trade.

Part II : Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval.

Unit. 1. Universe of Knowledge

- Structure and attributes.

- Modes of formation of subjects.

- Different types of subjects.

- Universe of subjects as mapped in different schemes of classification.

Unit. 2 Bibliographic description

- Catalogue purpose, Structure and types physical forms including OPAC filling rules.

- Normative Principles of cataloguing.

- Overview of principles and practice in document description.

- Current trends in Standardization, description and exchange.

- Standard codes of cataloguing.

Unit. 3. Methods of Knowledge Organization

- General theory of Library Classification.

- Normative principles of classification and their application.

- Species of Library Classification.

- Standard Schemes of Classifications and their features, CC, DDC, UDC.

- Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics

- Design and development of schemes of Library Classification, Standard sub-division Index.

- Trends in Library Classification.

Unit.4. Subject Classification

- Principles of Subject Classification.

- Subject heading lists and their feature.

Part III: Information Technology: Basic

Unit.1 Information Technology

- Definition, Need, Scope and Objectives.

Unit. 2 Computer Basic

- Introduction to Computers

- Overview of Historical Development of Computers.

- Generations of Computers, Classification of Computers.

- Essential Components of Computer system.

Unit.3 Computer Architecture-Organization of Computer

- Input and Output devices- Keyboard, Scanner, OCR, Printers, Monitor

Unit. 4. Software.

- Operating systems: Single & Multi User Systems, Basic features of MS-DOS, MS Windows, Linux,

UNIX, Windows NT etc.

- Programming Languages: Concepts and Tools

- Algorithm & Flowcharting.

Unit. 5 MS-Office package

Unit. 6 DBMS Package

- Familiarity with DBASE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, SOUL, MS Access (Basic features)

Unit 7. Computer application to library & Information work

- House keeping operations

Unit 8. Communication Technology

- Communication Technology Basic Concepts

- Networking: Basic Concepts.

- Internet

Part IV: Management of Libraries & Information Centres/Institutions

Unit.1 Management

- Concepts, definition and scope.

- Management styles and approaches.

- Management schools of thought.

- Functions and principles of Scientific Management.

Unit.2 Human Resource Management

- Organizational structure.

- Delegation, Communication and Participation.

- Job Description and Analysis, Job evaluation.

- Inter-personal relation.

- Recruitment procedures.

- Motivation, group Dynamics.

- Training and Development.

- Disciplines and Grievances.

- Performance Appraisal.

Unit.3. Financial Management

- Resources Mobilization

- Budgeting Techniques and Methods PPBS, Zero Based Budgeting etc.

- Budgetary Control.

- Cost effectiveness and Cost Benefit analysis.

- Outsourcing.

Unit. 4 Reporting

- Types of reports, Annual report-compilation, Contents and style.

- Library Statistics etc.

Unit 5 System Analysis and Design

- Library as a system

- Project Management PERT/COM

- Decision Tables.

- Performance evaluation standards, MIS.

- Performance Measurement, reengineering, Time and Motion


- SWOT ( Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat)

- DFD (Data Flow Diagram)

Unit 6. Total Quality Management (TQM)

- Definition, Concept, Element

- Quality Audit, LIS related standards.

- Technology Management.

Unit. 7 Library House Keeping Operations.

- Different sections of Library & Information Center and their functions.

- Collection Development and Management Policies Procedures.

- Book Ordering (Acquisition)

- Technical Processing.

- Serials Control, Circulation Control, Maintenance etc.

- Stock Verification- Policies and Procedures.

- Evaluation and Weeding.

- Archiving-conservation-Preservation.

- Restoration including Print, Non-Print and Electronic Materials.

Unit.8 Planning

- Concept, Definition, Need and Purpose, Types.

- Policies and Procedures, MBO

- Building and Space management in Libraries and Information Centers.

- Library Building, Interior & Exterior, Furniture, Equipment’s, Standards & Types.

- Risk Management, Contingency Management.

- Planning of related Infrastructure, Library Standards.

Unit 9. Management of change.

- Concept of change.

- Changes in Procedures, Methods, Tools and Techniques.

- Problems of Incorporating Change.

- Techniques of Managing Change.

Part V: Information Sources & Services

Unit 1. Reference and information sources.

- Documentary Sources of Information, Print, Non-Print including

Electronic: Special features, Scope, types

- Nature, Characteristic, Utility and evaluation of different types of Information sources: Physical

formats, Authority, Content, Utility.

- Non-Documentary Information Sources.

- Reference Sources Categories, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Information Sources.(Encyclopedia,

Dictionary, Periodical, Thesis, Books, Year book, Patents, Trade literature, standards, Monographs,

Reference Books, Year Books, Almanac, Atlas, Abstracting & Indexing periodicals, Bibliographies,

Handbooks etc.)

- Internet as a Source of Information.

Unit.2. Reference Service.

- Concept, Definition, Need, Scope and trends.

- Reference Interview and Search Techniques.

Unit 3. Information Services and Products

- Information services and Products.

- Information services concepts, Definition, Need and trends.

- Need, Techniques and Evaluation of Alerting services (CAS&SDI)

- Bibliographic, Referral, Document Delivery and Translation Services.

Unit.4. Information System and their Services.

- Study of National, International and Commercial Information Systems and Services- Background,

their Services and Products.

Part VI: Library Users

Unit 1. Techniques of Library and Information Centres Survey.

- Proforma method.

- Interview method.

- Records analysis method.

Unit.2. Information users and their information Needs

- Categories of Information users.

- Information needs definition and models.

- Information seeking behaviour.

Unit.3 User Education

- Goals and Objectives level, Techniques and Methods, Evaluation of Users Education Programmes.

Unit. 4. User Studies.

- Methods and techniques of User studies.

- Evaluation of User studies.

Unit 5. User Orientation Programmes:

- Conventional and modern Techniques: Study tour, Newsletters, Handbooks, Leaflets, Powerpoint

Presentation, Websites etc

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