Syllabus: MLISc II Semester



UNIT - I: Research and Technical Libraries and their Development
Objectives and Functions
History and Development of Libraries with Special Reference to India
Role of Special Libraries and its Relationship with Parent Organization
Types and Functions of Special Libraries
Agencies and their Role in the Promotion and Development of Research and Technical Libraries

UNIT- II: Collection Development and Management
Periodicals, Conference Literature, Grey Literature, Patents, Standards, Specifications, and Government Publications
Non-Book Materials
Electronic Resources and Online Databases

UNIT - III: Library Organization and Administration

Organizational Structure
Staff Manual, Library Surveys, Statistics, and Standards, etc.

UNIT - IV: Planning and Organization of Various Information Services
CAS, SDI, Abstracting, and Indexing Services
Library Bulletin, Newspaper Clipping Services
Computerized Services
Resource Sharing and Networks: RLIN, OCLC, etc.

UNIT - V: Financial and Human Resource Management
Determination of Finance, Sources of Finance
Types of Budget
Nature, Size, Selection, Recruitment, Qualification, and Training
Responsibilities and Duties
Competency Development

Recommended Books
1. AUGER (C P). Information sources in grey literature. Ed. 3. 1994. Bowker, London.
2. CHAPMAN (Liz). Managing acquisitions in library and information services. 2001. Library Associations, London.
3. GROGAN (N). Science and technology: an introduction to the literature. Ed. 4. 1982. Clive Bingley, London.
4. HERNON (Peter) and WHITMAN (John R). Delivering satisfaction and service quality: a customer-based approach for libraries. 2001. American Library Association, Chicago.
5. LAWES (Ann), Ed. Management skills for the information manager. 1993. Gower Publishing, London.
6. RAITT (David), Ed. Libraries for the new millennium. 1997. Library Association, London.
7. SAHA (J). Special libraries and information services in India and the USA. 1969. Scarecrow, New York.
8. SCAMMELL (A W), Ed. Handbook of special librarianship and information work. Rev. Ed. 7. 1997. Aslib, London.
9. SINGH (S P). Special libraries in the electronic environment.2005.Bookwell,New Delhi.
10. STRAUSS (L J). Scientific and technical libraries: their organization and administration. Ed. 2. 1972. Beckey and Hayes, New York.