Vol. I. Preface. I. Information and communication. 1. Information, information science, information society. 2.. Information as a resource and commodity. 3. Information transfer cycle. 4. Role of information. 5. Communication. 6. Intellectual property rights. 7. Library and information policy at the national level. II. Library and society: 8. Laws of library science. 9. Library resource sharing and networking. 10. Library movement in India. 11. Library legislation in India. 12. Library extensions services. 13. Library and information science education in India. 14. Library and information profession. 15. Library associations in India, UK and USA. 16. Library associations/organizations at international level. III. Information sources: 17. Sources of information. 18. Reference sources. 19. Bibliographical sources. 20. Electronic sources. 21. Databases. IV. Information services: 22. Reference, information and referral services. 23. Bibliographic services. 24. On-line services. 25. Translation services. 26. Reprographic services. V. Organization of knowledge: 27. Organization of knowledge in libraries. 28. Modes of formation of subjects. 29. Classification : canons and principles. 30. Schemes of classification. 31. Library cataloguing : canons and principles. 32. Catalogue codes. 33. Bibliographic record formats. 34. Index languages. 35. Vocabulary control. 36. Database search strategies. 37. Knowledge management.
Vol. II. VI. Management of services: 38. Management. 39. Facets of management planning. 40. System study. 41. Collection development. 42. ISBN, ISSN, CIP. 43. Human resource development 44. Organizational strategy. 45. Financial management. 46. PERT/CPM. 47. Library buildings and equipment. 48. Performance evaluation of library and information centres. 49. Marketing of information. 50. TQM (total quality management). VIII. Information technology: 51. Information technology--components. 52. Computer technology. 53. Telecommunication technology. 54. Data communication services. 55. Networking. 56. Media technologies. 57. Data communication standards. VIII. Information systems: 58. Library automation. 59. Networks. 60. Internet. 61. Information systems. IX. Research methodology: 62. Research. 63. Research design. 64. Scientific method. 65. Methods of research. 66. Statistical methods. 67. Writing research reports. 68. Research methods in library and information science. 69. Bibliometrics. X. Types of libraries and users: 70. Types of libraries. 71. Digital libraries. 72. Virtual libraries. 73. User, user studies and user education. 74. Role of UGC. 75. Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF) (Kolkata). Index.
The book A Student's Manual of Library and Information Science has been designed to meet the requirements of the candidates who want to appear for the NET examination of the UGC. The topics in this book cover all the subjects prescribed in the latest syllabus of the UGC and are presented in the same sequence.
However, this book will also come handy and extremely useful to students of Master of Library and Information Science of Indian Universities following the UGC Model Curriculum, 2001.
In all there are 75 chapters, grouped in 10 units as given in the NET syllabus. This book covers A-Z of library and information science curriculum and will serve as a handbook for every student of the subject. (jacket)