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Delhi University


BACHELOR OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
FIRST SEMESTER
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FIRST SEMESTER
Paper I - LIBRARY, INFORMATION AND SOCIETY
Concept of library, information and society
Library as a social institution
Library movement
Laws of library science
Types of libraries: Objectives, functions and services
National libraries and state libraries
Information: Its nature and role in modern society
Freedom of access to information: Intellectual property rights and law, censorship
Information society: Its evolution and implications
Library legislation in India
Library and information profession
Professional associations
Professional ethics
UNESCO and libraries
Recommended Books
1. BENGE (Ronald). Libraries and cultural change. 1970. Clive Bingley, London.
2. CHAPMAN (E A) and LYNDEN (F C). Advances in Librarianship. 24V. 2000. Academic
Press, San Diego.
3. HESSEL (A). History of libraries. Tr. by Reuben Peiss.1955. Scarecrow Press, New York.
4. INDIA, LIBRARIES (Advisory Committee for): Report. 1955. Manager of Publications,
Delhi.
5. KRISHAN KUMAR. Library Organisation. 1993. Vikas, New Delhi.
6. McCOLVIN (L R). Public library extension. 1951. UNESCO, Paris.
* This is only a broad outline, the coverage of topics in each paper will be elaborated by the
concerned teacher.
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7. MURISON (W J). Public Library: Its origin, purpose and significance. Ed 2. 1971. Harrap,
London.
8. PEDLEY (P). Copyright for library and information service professionals. Ed 2. 2000.
Europa Pub, London.
9. RADDON ( R), Ed. Information dynamics. 1996. Gower, London
10. RANGANATHAN (S R). Five laws of Library Science. Ed. 2. 1989. Sarada Ranganathan
Endowment for Library Science, Bangalore.
11. RANGANATHAN (S R), Ed. Free book service for all: An International survey. 1969. Asia
Publishing House, Bombay.
12. RANGANATHAN (S R). Library development plan: A thirty year programme for India with
draft bill. 1950. University of Delhi, Delhi.
13. RUBIN (Richard E). Foundation of Library and Information Science. Ed 2.2004. Neal-
Schuman, New York.
14. TOTTERDELL (A), HARNSEY (A) and PULLEN (L). The library and information work
primer. Ed. 2. 2001. Library Association, London.
15. UNESCO. National libraries : Their problems and prospects. 1960. Unesco, Paris.
16. WHITE (Carl M), Ed. Bases of modern librarianship. 1964. Pergamon Press, New York.
Paper II - INFORMATION SCIENCE
Information science, library science and documentation
Data, information and knowledge
Information generation
Information transfer process
Nature, characteristics and scope of information
Use of information
Role of information: Aids to planning, decision making, socio-economic development, R&D, and
technology transfer
Communication of information: Modes, media, means of communication (agencies)
Barriers to communication and access to information
Economics and marketing of information
Social implications of information
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Information policies: National and International
Information systems
Information networks
Information theory
Recommended Books
1. BANSE (G), et al. Towards the information society. 2000. Springer, New York.
2. DUFF (Alistair S). Information society studies. 2001. Routledge, New York.
3. FEATHER (John). Information society. Ed 2. 1998. Library Association, London.
4. GIRJA KUMAR. Sociology of information management.1998. Har-Anand Publications,
New Delhi.
5. KUMAR (P S G). Fundamentals of information science. 1998. B.R. Publishers, Delhi.
6. MARTIN (W 5). The global information society. 1995. Aslib, Hampshire.
7. NEILL (S D). Dilemmas in the study of information : Exploring the boundaries of
information science. 1992. Greenwood Press, New York.
8. OUMA-ONYANGO (R). Information resources and technology transfer management in
developing countries. 1997. Routledge, London.
9. PRYTHERCH (R), Ed. Gower handbook of Library and Information management. 1998.
Gower, London.
10. RADDON (R), Ed. Information dynamics. 1996. Gower, London.
11. RUBIN (R E). Foundation of library and information science. 2000. Neal-Schuman, New
York.
12. TARGOWSKI (Andrew S). Global information infrastructure: The birth, vision and
architecture. 1998. Idea Group Publishing, Harrisburg.
Paper III - LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (Theory)
Concept of classification of documents and knowledge
Modes of formation of subjects
Classification terminology
Normative principles
Notational systems
Call Number, book number and collection number
Advances in library classification
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Introduction to major systems of library classification
Recommended Books
1. KRISHAN KUMAR. Theory of Classification. 1993. Vikas, New Delhi.
2. MANN (Margaret). Introduction to cataloguing and the classification of books. Ed 2. 1943.
ALA, Chicago.
3. RANGANTHAN (S R). Descriptive account of the Colon Classification. 1990. Sarada
Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science, Banglore.
4. RANGANTHAN (S R). Prolegomena to library classification. Ed 3. 1989. Sarada
Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science, Banglore.
5. SAYERS (W C B). Manual of classification for librarians. Rev by Arthur Maltby. Ed 5. 1975.
Andre Deutsch, London.
6. SAYERS (W C B). Introduction to library classification. Rev by Arthur Maltby. Ed 9. 1958.
Grafton, London.
7. WYNAR (Bohdan S). Introduction to cataloguing and classification. Ed 7. 1985. Libraries
Unlimited, New York.
Paper IV - LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (Practical)
Classification of documents by Dewey Decimal Classification (Latest Edition) and Colon
Classification (Edition 6th) in the following graded steps:
Classification of documents having “Basic subjects”
Classification of documents having “Compound subjects”
Recommended Books
1. DEWEY (Melvil). Dewey Decimal Classification. (DDC 21)
2. RANGANTHAN (S R). Colon Classification. (6th Ed)
Paper V - LIBRARY CATALOGUING (Theory)
Library catalogues: Types, purposes functions and their physical forms
Different kinds of entries and their data elements
Filing of entries based on Classified Catalogue Code (CCC) and ALA rules for Dictionary
Catalogue
Choice and rendering of headings
Centralized cataloguing
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Normative principles and their application in cataloguing
Chain procedure and Sears List of Subject Headings (latest edition)
Recent trends in cataloguing
Recommended Books
1. GIRJA KUMAR and KRISHAN KUMAR. Theory of cataloguing Ed. 5. 1986. Vikas, Delhi.
2. KRISHAN KUMAR. An introduction to AACR-II. Ed 3. 1995. Vikas, New Delhi.
3. KRISHAN KUMAR. Cataloguing. Ed 3. 1997. Vikas, New Delhi.
4. MANN (Margaret). Introduction to cataloguing and the classification of books. Ed 2. 1943.
ALA, Chicago.
5. RANGANATHAN (S R). Classified Catalogue Code with additional rules for Dictionary
Catalogue Code. Ed 5 (with amendments). 1989. Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for
Library Science, Banglore.
6. WYNAR (Bohdan S). Introduction to cataloguing and classification. Ed 7. 1985. Libraries
Unlimited, New York.
Paper VI - LIBRARY CATALOGUING (Practical)
Cataloguing of books using Classified Catalogue Code, 5th edition (with amendments) and AACR -
II (Revised) along with Sears List of Subject Headings. The students will handle problems
pertaining to:
Single personal authors works with shared responsibilities and editorial publications, serials and
multivolumes
Recommended Books
1. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, etc. Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules. Rev. Ed.
2. 1998. Library Association, London.
2. MILLER (Joseph), Ed. Sears List of Subject Headings. Ed 15.1994.Wilson, New York.
3. RANGANATHAN (S R). Classified Catalogue Code with additional rules for Dictionary
Catalogue Code. Ed 5 (with amendments). 1989. Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for
Library Science, Banglore
Paper VII – BASICS OF COMPUTER APPLICATION (Theory)
Components of computer system
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Generation and types of computers
Hardware and software
Data units
Data storage media
Memory of a computer system; working of a computer system
Operating system and their types
DOS and Windows
File creation
Application software
Recommended Books
1. BROPHY (Rowley). The basics of information systems. 1996. Library Association, London.
2. FERRIS (Jeffrey A). WINDOW 2000: Development and desktop management. 2000.
Pearson Education, New Riders.
3. HUNTER (Eric J). Classification made simple. 2002. Grover, USA. PAP
Paper VIII – BASICS OF COMPUTER APPLICATION (PRACTICAL)
Connectivity of computer system
Common commands of DOS and Windows
File creation
Editing
Application of MS -Word, presentation in Power Point
Recommended Books
1. Mini-Micro CDS/ISIS: Reference Manual and CDS/ISIS PASCAL Manual. 1989. UNESCO,
Paris.
2. Discovering Microsoft Office 2000: Premium and professional.1999. Microsoft Corporation,
U.S.A.
3. Getting Started Microsoft Windows 98. 2nd Ed. 1999. Microsoft Corporation, U.S.A.
4. MINASI (Mark). Mastering Windows NT Server 4. Ed. 7. Sybex Inc. U.S.A.


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