Syllabus: MLISc II Semester



UNIT – I: Agricultural Science Libraries and their Development
Objectives and Functions
History and Development of Libraries with Special Reference to India
Role of ICAR, Committees and Other Agencies in the Development of Agricultural Libraries in India

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

UNIT – III: Library Organization and Administration
Organizational Structure
Staff Manual, Library Surveys, Statistics, Standards, etc.

UNIT – IV: Information Services
CAS, SDI, Abstracting, and Indexing Services
Library Bulletin, Newspaper Clipping Services
Computerized Services
Resource Sharing and Networking: AGRIS, INAGRIS, CABI, etc.
Information Literacy Programmes

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. BHATT (V S). Information resources in agricultural research in 40 years of agricultural research in India. 1989. ICAR, New Delhi.
2. CHOTEY LAL (C). Agricultural libraries and information systems: a handbook for users. 1998. R K Techno Science Agency, New Delhi.
3. DAYMATH (Y) and RUTTAN (V W). Agricultural development: an international perspective. 1979. John Hopkins, Baltimore.
4. DESHMUKH (PP). Standardization of library and information services with special reference to scientific and agricultural libraries. 1990. ABC, New Delhi.
5. KUMAR (PSG). Agricultural librarianship: MLISc elective paper. 2008. B.R. Publication, New Delhi.
6. SHARMA (R D). The agricultural information network for India. 1989. Society for Information Science, New Delhi.
7. SUBBAIHA (R). Agricultural librarianship in India: an overview. 1988. Metropolitan, New Delhi.
8. SWAMINATHAN (M S). Report of the working group on agricultural research and education for the formulation of the eighth plan. 1989. Planning Commission, ICAR, New Delhi.