Course Archives Documentation Research and Training Centre Unit
Course: Foundations of Library and Information Science
Instructor: Biswanath Dutta
Room: G16
Level: Postgraduate
Time: Currently offered
Syllabus
Past Exams


Syllabus: History of libraries. Information, Data, and Knowledge; Evolution of Information Science as a discipline and its relation with cognitive sciences, library science, computer sciences and other disciplines; Information and Knowledge Society. Information Institutions of different kinds; their objectives; the library as a social institution; different type of Libraries and their functions. Normative principles of library and information science; The Five Laws of Library Science and their implications. Information and communication; Models, channels and barriers; Diffusion of Innovations; Trends in scientific communication. Legislative framework for library development and information provision; Public Library legislation; Delivery of Books Act; Right to Information. IPR. National Information Policy; Components; National Information / Library infrastructure. The information profession; Professional bodies (national and international) and their role. Open Access to Information.

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Evaluation:
Midterm Exam 40 marks
Assignment --- marks
Final Exam 60 marks
Total 100 marks


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Past Exams
Midterm
17.pdf 18.pdf
Semestral
16.pdf 17.pdf
Supplementary and Back Paper

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