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Course: Library Management and Automation
Level: Postgraduate
Time: Currently not offered
Past Exams

Module 1: Library Systems and their Components
Unit 01: Introduction to library administration
Unit 02: Library Housekeeping operations - Acquisition and Collection Development:policy, procedures, Document circulation-functions, procedures, and methods, Serials control-functions, procedures and methods, Stock verification
Unit 03: Organizational structure, Library Authority and Library Committee

Module 2: Different Theories and Principles of Management
Unit 04: Management theories and applications: Meaning, Definition, Need and Relevance
Unit 05: Schools of Management thought - Classical Management Theory, Neoclassical Theory, Modern Management Theory, Problems and Conflicts in Management Theories Principles of Management
Unit 06: Management functions - planning, organizing, staffing, leading, Budgeting and controlling
Unit 07: Human Resource Management: Delegation, communication and participation, Job description and analysis; Job evaluation, Interpersonal relations, Recruitment procedures, Motivation; Group dynamics, Training and development, Discipline and grievances, Performance appraisal

Module 3: Electronic Resources Management System (ERMS)
Unit 08: ERM: Concept, need, features, types, functional requirements, benefits
Unit 09: Application Modules of ERMS
Unit 10: ERM Technology Framework: ERM Software, DLF-ERM

Module 4: Financial Management and Budgeting
Unit 11: Financial Management: budgeting and different types of budgets PPBS, ZBB, Line Budget; Costing, cost and benefit analysis, Resource mobilization, Outsourcing

Module 5: Project and Quality Management
Unit 12: Project Management: Project life cycle, PERT, CPM, Gantt Chart, Change Management
Unit 13: TQM: Definition, concept, elements; Quality Management: audit, LIS related standards, Technology management, ISO 9000 series

Module 6: Performance Management and Analysis
Unit 14: Performance parameters; Measurement, Reengineering Time and Motion Study, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis
Unit 15: Reporting: Types of reports - Annual Report-compilation, contents and style, Library statistics

Module 7: Preservation of Library Materials
Unit 16: Preservation and Conservation: Concept, Need and History
Unit 17: Inherent characteristics of the Library Materials - Manuscripts, Books, Periodicals and Newspapers
Unit 18: Factors: Environmental Factors - Temperature, Humidity, Light and Dust, Biological Factors - Fungi, Insects and Other Pests, Chemical Factors - Chemicals used in Production and Preservation of Documents
Unit 19: Non-Book Materials and their Preservation

Module 8: Library Automation and Software Management
Unit 20: Introduction to Library Automation
Unit 21: Introduction to various ILMS such as: KOHA
Unit 22: Modules of ILMSs: Acquisition, Circulation, Cataloguing, Serial Control, Administration, OPAC and Web OPAC
Unit 23: Introduction to Library Discovery tool (such as VuFind and others)

Module 9: Practicals
Unit 24-28: ILMS such as Koha and others software
Unit 29-30: Discovery Tools such as VuFind, Blacklight, Google Scholar
Unit 31-32: ERM tools such as CORAL

Reference Texts:
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4. Bryson Jo. (1996). Effective Library and Information Management. Jaico Pub. House
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7. Evans, G. Edward & Layzell, Patricia. (2007). Management Basics for Information Professionals, 2 Ed. Libraries Unlimited.
8. Harvey, Poss. (1993). Preservation in libraries: a reader. RR Bowker.
9. Johnson, P. (2014). Fundamentals of collection development and management. American Library Association.
10. Johnson, Peggy. (2009). Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,. 2nd Ed. ALA.
11. Jost, Richard M. (2016). Selecting and Implementing an Integrated Library System: The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make. Chandos Publishing,
12. Judy, Brooks. (2014). Practical Systems Analysis in Library Automation and Man- agement. Koros Press Limited
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15. Narayana, G J. (1991). Library and Information management. Prentice Hall of India.
16. Paton, Robert A. (2000). Change Management. Response Books.
17. Rowley, Jennifer (2001). Information Marketing. Ashgate Publishing Limited.
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22. William , Saffady. (1999). Introduction to Automation for Librarians. ALA.

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