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CUCET M Library & Information Science Syllabus

Central Universities Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET is conducted for admission to Integrated / Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Research Programmes in Centres Universities. Ten Central Universities (Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu) have joined hands and institutionalised "Central Universities Common Entrance Test" (CUCET). Thus, one single application and entrance test (CUCET) provides opportunities for admission in Ten Central Universities located nationwide.

This is part of PG Syllabus for CUCET

CUCET M Library & Information Science Syllabus

Test Paper Code: PGQP39

Foundations Of Library And Information Science

Unit-I

Social and historical foundations of Library; Philosophy and ethics of librarianship; Library as a social institution: Objectives and Functions of the library; Role of the library in formal and informal education

Unit-2

Five Laws of Library Science: Implications; Implications of Five Laws in Library and Information Activities; Relevance of Five Laws in present technology oriented environment

Unit-3

Types of libraries: National, Public, Academic and Special: their features, objectives, functions, role and services. UESCO Public Library Manifesto

Unit 4

International Professional Associations: IFLA, CILIP, ASLIB, ALA: their objectives, functions and activities. National and Local Professional Associations: IASLIC, ILA, IATLIS, Gujarat Granthalay; Sewa Sangh: their objectives, functions and activities.

Unit 5

Resource sharing: Concept, Need, Purpose, Areas of resource sharing; Resource sharing programmes; Impact of IT on resource sharing Intellectual Property Rights; Copyright- Copyright Act in India; Censorship

Library Management

Unit-1

House keeping routines and work flow in libraries; Book selection: Principles, Purpose and Methods of book selection; Book selection tools: Bibliographies, reviews, catalogues, etc.; Acquisition of books: Policies and programmes, ordering of books, Good Offices; Committees (GOC); Web based Book ShopIdentification, selection and acquisition of books. Sample URLs

Unit-2

Serials Management; Acquisition of Periodicals (including Foreign) ; Problems in Acquisition Organization of Periodicals: Methods of Recording, Shelving and Display

Unit-3

Technical Processing of Books: Classification and Cataloguing; Authority File; Maintenance: Open Access Vs Closed Access; Principles of Stacking – Shelving methods; Preservation: Concepts, Purpose and methods; Stock verification: Purpose and methods; Circulation of Books
Gate Register; Registration of Members, Reservation of books, Overnight issue and Inter-library loan; Charging and discharging methods: Day Book System, Ledger System, Browne System, and Newark System. Computerized circulation system

Unit-4

Financial management; Sources of finance; Budgetary control and Budgeting Techniques: Line, PPBS and ZBB

Unit-5

Library Staff: Categorization and Duties; Physical Planning of Libraries, Furniture and Equipment; Library Statistics: Purpose and types; Library Reports: Types- Annual Report; Library Committee: Concept, Importance, Function, Types of committees; Library Rules and Regulations; Human Relations, Public Relations, Publicity and Extension activities

Knowledge Organisation And Processing-1

Unit 1

Library classification: Meaning, Need and Purpose; Knowledge classification and Document classification; Universe of Knowledge: structure and attributes; Formation, structure and development of subjects

Unit 2

Species of classification schemes: Enumerative and Faceted Schemes; Brief study of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC); Brief study of Colon Classification (CC); Brief study of Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)

Unit 3

General Theory of classification: Descriptive theory; Notation: Definition, types, quality and functions.; Relevance of classification in the context of computerized / digital libraries; Trends in Library classification

Unit 4

Dynamic theory of classification: Ranganathan’s contribution; Main ClassCanonical Class and Basic Class; Isolates & Devices; Systems and Specials, Rounds and Levels

Unit 5

Facet analysis- Postulates; Phase analysis- phase, intra-facet and intra- array relations.; Principles of facet sequence; Principles of helpful sequence

Unit 6

Canons for classification: Canons for Idea, Verbal & Notational plane

Knowledge Processing

Unit 7

Library Catalogue: Definition, Need, Objectives and Functions; Types of Library catalogues: Physical/Outer forms: Conventional & Non-Conventional; Forms including OPAC; Internal Forms of Library Catalogue Different types of catalogue entries their parts and functions in AACR-2

Unit 8

Normative Principles of Cataloguing: Canons, Laws, Principles. Standard Codes of Cataloguing: AACR-2 Revised.

Unit 9

Centralized Cataloguing: Meaning, Objectives and Forms of centralization; Limited Cataloguing: Selective and Simplified Cataloguing; Union Catalogue:Definition, Functions and Compilation.

Unit 10

Subject cataloguing and Indexing: Meaning, Need, Purpose and Objectives. Different types of subject catalogues; Problems in alphabetical subject indexing

Unit 11

Introduction to Indexing Systems: Pre-Co-ordinate indexing – Chan indexing; Post-Coordinate indexing – Uniterm Indexing; Standard Lists of Subject Headings and their features: LCSH & SLSH

Unit 12

Rules for filing of catalogue entries; Standardization in cataloguing – Need, Purpose; Standards for bibliographic description – MARC, MARC 21, CCF, ISBD, OPAC, Web Based Catalogues. Impact of IT on Cataloguing – use of Internet in cataloguing, Trends in cataloguing

Library Development

Unit 1

Library development in India; Press and Registrations Act Delivery of Books and Newspapers Act (Public Libraries); Public library movement in India with special reference to Gujarat; Promoter of Public Library in India: RRLF

Unit 2

Public library development in U.S.A; Public library development in U.K

Unit 3

National Organizations in India: NASSDOC, NISCAIR, DESIDOC, objectives, programmes and activities. International Organizations - Role of UNESCO in promoting library activities

Unit 4

Library Legislation: Need and essential features; Library Legislation in India

Unit 5

Overview of Library Acts in the different states of India

Library Education

Unit 1

Profession: Librarianship as a profession. Historical Development and Status

Unit 2

Profile of the discipline of LIS; Library education in U.S.A. and U.K

Unit 3

Library education in India: Historical development; Status of Library Education. Levels of courses

Unit 4

Efforts of UGC in developing LIS education and curriculum in India; Continuing education and distance education in LIS

Unit 5

Present research trends; Impact of IT on LIS education;

Information Sources

Unit 1

Information Sources: Meaning and Definition; Kinds of Information Sources: Non-Documentary; Human and Institutional; Documentary Sources - Print and Non Print; Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sources

Unit 2

Reference Sources: Meaning and Definition; Kinds of Reference Sources: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Almanacs, Yearbooks; Directories, Handbooks, Manuals, Statistical, News Summaries, Biographical and Geographical Sources

Unit 3

Evaluation of different types of Reference Sources;

Unit 4

Bibliography: Meaning, Scope, Functions and Kinds; Types: Retrospective and Current, General, Special, National (INB and BNB), Trade,Subject Bibliographic Control: Meaning, Purpose, UBC and UAP

Unit 5

Web/Internet as a Reference Source; Browsing of various types of reference and information resources and writing a report, (taking a sample in each type) about the type of information and its organization

Information Services

Unit 1

Reference Service: Definition, Need, Purpose and Functions; Ranganathan’s Theory of Reference Service; Ready Reference Service and Long Range; Reference Service

Unit 2

Reference Process: Reference questions and their categories; Techniques and methods of answering reference questions; User Education: Objectives, techniques and methods

Unit 3

Information Services: Definition, Need and Scope; Difference between information service and reference service; Literature Search, Bibliographic Service, Reprographic Service; Translation Service

Unit 4

Current Awareness Service; Selective Dissemination of Information; Referral and Document Delivery Service; Internet Services

Unit 5

Abstracting Services; Abstract: Meaning, Use, Parts of abstract, Types: Indicative and Informative; Abstracting Service/Products; Indexing Services; Index: Meaning, Use Indexing Services/Products

Computer Applications

Unit 1

Introduction to Computer Technology; Computer Technology: Meaning and Features; Types of Computers: Analogue, Digital and Hybrid; Super,
Mainframe, Mini, and Micro, Laptop and PDA

Unit 2

Components of Computer: Hardware: CPU, Input, Output and Storage devices, Ports, Multimedia; Software: Meaning and purpose; Types of software: System, Application and programming software, Open Source.; System Software: Operating system- DOS, UNIX, LINUX and WINDOWS-basic features

Unit 3

Application Software: Meaning and purpose; MS Word and MS-Excel & MSAc cess-features

Unit 4

Computer Networking; Networking: Concept, Need Network Topologies Types of Network

Unit 5

Application software for library management; Features of any one Library Management Software package: LIBSYS, ALICE, SOUL, CDS/ISIS-WINISIS; Selection criteria for Library management software

Unit 6

Application of Computers in Library and Information Centers; Library Automation: Meaning and Need; Areas of Library Automation: Acquisition and Ordering, Catalogue, Circulation, Serials control and Administration; Problems and prospects of library automation, Impact of computer technology in library and information work

User Studies

Unit 1

Information users and their information needs: Categories of information users, Information needs- definition and models, Information seeking behaviour

Unit 2

User studies: Concept of user studies, Importance of user studies, Types of user studies

Unit 3

Methods and techniques of user studies: Questionnaire, interview, observation, diary

Unit 4

Library Surveys Techniques of library and information centres survey, Proforma method, Interview method, Record analysis method

Unit 5

Planning a library or user survey

School Librarianship

Unit 1

History and development of school libraries; Standards for the school libraries

Unit 2

School library organization, planning and equipment

Unit 3

Collection development in school libraries; Creating reading interest among school children

Unit 4

School library services; School library finances; School library reports

Unit 5

School libraries in India

 

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