Syllabus: BLISc I Semester



UNIT – I: Role of Libraries
Library as a Social Institution
Development of Libraries in India
Role of Library and Information Centres in Modern Society
Five Laws of Library Science

UNIT – II: Types of Libraries, Professional Associations and Organizations
National Library of India: Concept, Functions and Services
Public Libraries, Academic Libraries and Special Libraries
Professional Associations: ILA, IASLIC, CILIP, ALA, Aslib, SLA
National and International Organizations: RRRLF, UNESCO and IFLA
Digital Libraries

UNIT – III: Library Legislation
Library Legislation: Need, Purpose, Objectives and Model Library Act
Library Legislation in India: Structure and Salient Features
Press and Registration Act
Delivery of Books (Public Libraries) Act

UNIT – IV: Information and Communication
Information: Characteristics, Nature, Value and Use of Information
Conceptual difference between Data, Information and Knowledge
Communication channels, models and barriers
National Knowledge Commission and Information Policy
Information Intermediaries

UNIT – V: Library and Information Profession
Professional Skills and Competencies
Professional Ethics
Role of Library and Information Professionals in the Digital Era

Recommended Books
1. BHATT (R K). History and development of libraries in India. 1995. Mittal Publications, New Delhi.
2. CHAPMAN (E A) and LYNDEN (F C). Advances in librarianship. 2000. Academic Press, San Diego.
3. CHOWDHURY (G G), BURTON (P F) and McMENEMY (D). Librarianship: the complete introduction. 2008. Neal-Schuman Publishers, New York.
4. FEATHER (J). The information society: a study of continuity and change. Ed. 5. 2008. Facet Publishing, London.
5. KHANNA (J K). Library and society. 1955. Research Publication, Kurukshetra.
6. KRISHAN KUMAR. Library organisation. 1993. Vikas, New Delhi.
7. MARTIN (W J). The information society. 1988. Aslib, London.
8. PRASHER (R G). Information and its communication. 1991. Medallion Press, New Delhi.
9. RANGANATHAN (S R). Five laws of library science. Ed. 2. 1989. Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science, Bangalore.
10. SINGH (S P). Special libraries in the electronic environment. 2005. Bookwell, New Delhi.
11. VENKTAPPAIAH (V) and MADHUSUDHAN (M). Public library legislation in the new millennium. 2006. Bookwell, New Delhi.