Syllabus: MLISc I Semester



UNIT – I: Web Technologies in Libraries
Implication of WWW on Library Websites, Web OPACs
Web 2.0 and Web 3.0: Features and Functions
Web Directories, Subject Gateways, Library Portals, etc.
Weblogs (blogs), Podcasts, RSS Feeds, Instant Messaging, Wikis, Flickr, etc.

UNIT - II: Integrated Library Automation and Networking Software
Open Source Library Software and Applications
Web based Library Management Software
Library Software Securities Parameters
Virtual Library

UNIT – III: Multimedia and Institutional Repositories
Multimedia Applications in Libraries
Image Creation using Photoshop and CorelDraw, etc.
Institutional Repositories: Greenstone Digital Library, Dspace, E-prints, etc.

UNIT – IV: Introduction of Networks
Types of Networks: Network Components, Categories, LAN Standards, and Inter-Network
Wireless Networking and Emerging Networking Technologies
Data Networks: Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Digital Subscribers Line (DSL), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), etc.
Network Software: Network Operating Systems, Domain Name System and Network Management Systems, etc.
OSI Network Model and TCP/IP Reference Model

UNIT – V: Emerging Technologies in Libraries
RSS Feeds Technology and Libraries
Library Security Technology: RFID, Barcode, Smart Card and CCTV, etc.
Video Conferencing and Audio Conferencing
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
Digital Content Management System Federated Search and Multimedia Databases Search
Protocols: Z39.50 Standard for Retrieval and OAI-PMH
Artificial Intelligence and Libraries
Expert Systems in Libraries

Recommended Books
1. BRADLEY (Phil). How to use web 2.0 in your library. 2007. Facet Publishing, London.
2. CLYDE (Laurel). Weblogs and libraries. 2004. Chandos Publishing, Oxford.
3. EVANS (Woody). Building library 3.0: issues in creating a culture of participation. 2009. Chandos Publishing, Oxford.
4. GRIFFITHS (Peter). Managing your internet and intranet services: the information professional’s guide to strategy. Ed.2. 2004. Facet Publishing, London.
5. JANCZEWSKI (Lech). Internet and intranet security management: risks and solutions. 2000. Idea, Hershey.
6. KROSKI (Ellyssa). Web 2.0 for librarians and information professionals. 2008. Neal Schuman Publishers, New York.
7. LIU (Jia). Metadata and its applications in the digital library: approaches and practices. 2007. Libraries Unlimited, Westport.
8. PRIMARY RESEARCH GROUP STAFF. Academic library websites benchmarks. 2008. Primary Research Group, New York.
9. VINCE (J). Introduction to virtual reality. 2004. Springer, London.
10. WISE (Richard). Multimedia: a critical introduction. 2000. Routledge, London.