Syllabus: MLISc II Semester



UNIT – I: Fundamental Concepts
Concept, Characteristics, Objectives, Types, Operations, and Design
Compatibility of ISAR System
Information Retrieval Process and Search Strategy
Evaluation of ISAR System
Vocabulary Control Tools: Classification Schedules, Subject Heading Lists, and Thesaurus
Need, Structure, and Construction of Thesaurus
Principles and Evolution of Bibliographic Description

UNIT – II: Knowledge Management
Introduction to Indexing Systems
Introduction to Indexing in Corporate System
Introduction to Indexing in Research System

UNIT – III: Bibliographic Description
Rules for Bibliographic Description
Standards for Bibliographic Record Formats
Metadata Concept
Metadata Standards: Dublin Core, MARC 21, etc.

UNIT – IV: Search Techniques and Information Retrieval
Man and Machine Retrieval System
Search Strategies: Boolean Operations, Proximity Search, Heuristic Search,
Navigational Search, etc.
Internet Searching and Meta Search Engines
Data Mining, Data Harvesting and Semantic Web
Knowledge Management Retrieval

Recommended Books
1. CHOWDHURY (G G). Introduction to modern information retrieval. 1999. Library Association, London.
2. CLEVELAND (Donald B) and CLEVELAND (Ana D). Introduction to indexing and abstracting. 2001. Libraries Unlimited, Colorado.
3. FOSKETT (A C). Subject approach to information. Ed.5. 1996. Library Association, London.
4. GOSH (S N) and SATPATHI (J N). Subject indexing system: concepts, methods, and techniques. 1998. IASLIC, Calcutta.
5. KORFHAGE (R R). Information storage and retrieval. 1997. John Wiley, New York, USA.
6. LANCASTER (F Wilfred). Vocabulary control for information retrieval. Ed. 2. 1985. Information Resource Press, Arlington.
7. LANCASTER (F Wilfred ). Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice. Ed. 3. 2003. University of Illinois, Urbana.
8. ROWLEY (J). The basics of information systems. Ed. 2. 1996. Library Association, London.
9. SOERGEL (D). Indexing languages and thesauri: construction and maintenance. 1974. John Wiley and Sons., New York.
10. WALKER (G) and JANES (J). Online retrieval: a dialogue of theory and practice. 1993. Libraries Unlimited, Englewood, London.