Course Archives Documentation Research and Training Centre Unit
Course:Information Sources, Systems and Services
Instructor: M Krishnamurthy
Room: G16
Level: Postgraduate
Time: Currently offered
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Syllabus: Information sources - Documentary and Non-Documentary; Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources of Information and their Characteristics; Detailed Study of major types of secondary sources. Different categories of information systems such as libraries, documentation centres, information clearing houses, referral centres, information analysis centres, databanks etc; their structure, functions, products, and services; Different kinds of information systems Decision support systems, MIS, GIS, etc. Major Operational Information Systems and Programmes at the Global Level; Discipline / Mission-oriented systems as well as Information Systems specializing in different kinds of documents (Patents, Theses & Dissertations, Research Reports, etc) The Information User: Information needs use and user studies. Information Products and Services: Document Delivery, Translation; Current Awareness, etc services; Trend Reports, Information Analysis and Consolidation Products and services. Multimedia resources; Portals, Wikipedia, Content Management; Subject Gateways. Multilingual Resources.

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Midterm Exam 40 marks
Final Exam 60 marks
Total 100 marks

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