Unit-2: Information, Communicaton and Society Data, Information and Knowledge; Information as a Resource / Commodity; Role of Information in Socio-Economic Development; Information Society, Knowledge Society; Knowledge Management; Information Generation, Collection, Storage and Dissemination; Communication -Channels, Barriers; National Knowledge Commission; Intellectual Property Rights; Copyright; Right to Information Act
Unit-3: Information Sources Source of information-Primary , Secondary and Tertiary;Documentary and Nondocumentary; Reference Sources- Dictionaries; Encyclopaedias; Geographical Sources; Biographical Sources; Year Books / Almanacs, Directories and Handbooks; Statistical sources; Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Periodicals; Serial Publications; E-Documents - e-Books; E-Journals; DatabasesBibliographic; Numeric; and Full text
Unit-4: Information Services Information services- Bibliographic services, Indexing and Abstracting services, CAS, SDI, Document Delivery Services, Referral services; Online Services; User Education and User Studies; Information. Seeking Behaviour and Information Needs; Information Literacy.
Unit-5: Information Processing (Classification and Cataloguing) Organization of knowledge/information; Modes of formation of subjects; Library classification-Canons, Laws and Principles; Notation & Mnemonics; Fundamental categories; Call Number; Common isolates; Library classification Schemes-DDC, UDC, and CC; Library Cataloguing-Canons, Laws and Principles; Library cataloguing codesCCC and AACR-II; Bibliographic standards: ISBD, MARC and CCF; Indexing-PreCoordinate , Post-Coordinate; Vocabulary control - Thesaurus, Lists of Subjects Headings; Information Storage & Retrieval (ISAR): Search Strategies; Boolean Operators; Evaluation of ISAR
Unit-6: Library Management Management-Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought; Organizational Structure; Planning ; Decisionmaking; System study-Analysis, evaluation and design; Collection Development (Books Serials, nonbook, Material)- Principles of book selection; acquisition procedures; ISBN, ISSN; Maintenance; Preservation & Conservation; Human Resources Management; Financial Management-Resources generation, Budgeting, Cost and Cost-Benefit analysis; PERT, CPM; Library Buildings, equipment & furniture; Marketing information products and services; Total Quality Management (TQM)
Unit-7: Fundamentals of Information Technology Information Technology –Software and Hardware; storage devices; Software – Operating Systems ; Application Software; Client-Server Technology; Different types of Servers.; Communication Technology – Telecommunications; Modem; Router; Wi Fi; Transmission Media; Networking Concepts – Topologies- LAN, MAN, WAN; Communication Tools and Techniques – Fax, E-mail, Tele Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Voice Mail. Hyper Text and Hyper Media. List Serve / Electronic groups.; Standards; Protocols and Formats; Interoperability. ; Internet Basics – WWW; Web Browsers; Search Engines; Internet Connectivity; Data Security- Computer Viruses.
Unit-8: Library Automation And Networks Library Automation -Areas of Automation; Hardware and Software selection; OPAC; Resource Sharing and Library Networks-ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, INFLIBNET; OCLC; Library Consortia; Information systems- INIS, AGRIS, PUBMED, INSPEC; Software for Library Automation.
Unit-9: Digital Libraries Digital Library Initiatives; Digitization – Software & hardware; Standards; File formats; Metadata; Digital Collection Management – e-books; e-journals; Databases; Electronic Thesis & Dissertations; Resource Discovery – Search engines; search tools & techniques; Digital Rights Management, copyright & plagiarism
Unit-10: Research Methodology Types of Research; Scientific Method; Hypothesis , Data Collection; Sampling techniques; Methods of Research-Historical , Case Study, Survey, experimental method etc.; Data Analysis & Interpretation; Report Writing; Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Webometrics.