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UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
MASTER OF LtBR4Ry & TNFORMATTON SCTENCE
(MLlSc.)
(2 YEARS SEMESTER PROCRAMME)
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2"d Semester
SI. No.
2.7.
I']aper Titie
Duration
in hrs
Assessment
Examination
Marks
Total
3
20
80
100
3
20
80
100
3
2A
80
100
3
20
80
100
80
320
400
I hrlormation Sources
j Inforuration Processing
I l'ractit:e II (l-itrrar1.
Cataloguing)
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Paper Title
3.1.
3.2.
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Inforrnation Science
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Information Systems ar,d
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3
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3
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100
100
Services
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3.4.
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thoclolo gy
Applications of
Informa tion Teclurolcgy
Theory
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4th Semester
Duration
in hrs
Internal
Exa-urination
Assessment
Marks
Total
3
20
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100
4.2.
3
20
80l
1.00
4.3.
3
20
80
100
3
20
80
100
Dissertation
100
100
Viva-Voce
50
50
80
470
550
320
1430
1750
Sl. No.
4.L
Paper Title
Tectmical Writrng and
Information Repackaging
4.4.
Technologl, Practical
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SYLLABUS OF MASTER OF
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
(2-Y ear Integrated course)
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Semester 1
Paper 1,.1. Library Inforrnation and Society
Unit 1 Library in the social context
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Concept of modern libraries
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Role of [braries in contemporary society
Libraries in the so.'.rai and cultural context
Unit 2 Five laws of Iibrary science
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Five laws of library science
Implications of five laws
in library ancl inf<rrmation
activities
Unit 3 Types of lib.arie, ard their functions
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Academic, anci Spedal Libraries
Types of academic libraries: School college and University Libraries.
National library of
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Unit 4 Resource sharing and extension services
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Resource sharing
Net working
Library extension
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Library publicity
Nebworks: National and International MCNET, CALIBNET, DELNET,
ERNET,INFLIBNET
Unit 5 Library
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services
development
Pubic hbrary movement
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Library movement in Kerala
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Unit 6 Library Iegislation
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Need for library legislation
- Essential features of library
legislation
Library legislation in Inrlia-Model Public Library bill of S.R. Ranganathan.
Public Library Legislation in Kerala - Kerala Public Library Act 1989
i::'' Indian copyright Act - Delivery of
Books and News papers (public
Libraries) Act
UnitT Library and inforrnation
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Librarianship
as a
profession
proibssio.l
- professional
ethics
Professional associatioru and their role
National and International associations: FID, IFLA, ILA,IASLIC
Unit 8 Promoters of Library and information services
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Promotion of ltbrary and information services by Unesco, UGC (India) and
RRRLF
Paper 1.2 Manasement of Libraries and Information Centres
Unit
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1 Management
Concept, definition,
scope
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Management styles and approaches
Management schools of tl.tought
Functions and principles of scientific management
Unit 2 Human Resource Management
;(r Organisational struchl,"r
tt Delegation, communication
gar$cipation
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q Job description, job ana$rsis, pb evaluation
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Mofivation - Performance appraisal
In-senrice
training
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Staff manual
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Unit
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Resources mobilization
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Financial management
Buclgeting techniques : IrpBS, Zerobasedbudgetting etc.
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Cost effectiveness
- cost benefit analysis.
Unit 4 Reporting
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Annual report - compilation content and style
Library
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statistics
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Unit 5 Total Quality Management
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Definition,concept,elettents
Unit 6 System analysis
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General system theory
System approach - Inter relation of components
Li}rr*yas
a system
Components
of l$raxy/Infonnation system - structural and fungtional
components
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UnitT
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Collection
Development
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Colection developmenf,policies andprocedures
Book ordering and acquisition
Serials control, circulation conhol,
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Maintenance
Stock verification: policies and
procedures
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Maintenance, evaluatiori":rnd rveeding of collection
Conservation and preservation of printed materiars.
Paper 1.3 Information Processing Theory (Library Classificatior-r &
Cltaloguing)
Unitl Theory of library classification
ti Need and purpose of library classification
('r Normative principles of classification and their usefulness
plane
- Canons for idea
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Principles of helpful s'equence
Notation types - Qualities
Unit
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Facet analysis and fundamental categories
Concept of facet analysis
Fundamentalcategories
Principles for facet sequence
Unit 3 Classification schemes
Specic's of
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library classification schcmes: Enumcrativc and faceted nrodels
Silent features of CC, DDC arrd UDC
Unit 4 Universe of knowledge
Structur'e and attributes
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Nlodes of fomration of subjects
Different types of subjects : simple complex and compound subiects.
Unit 5 Bibliographic description
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Library catalogue : Its purpose and frgrqtions
Physical forms : book form, ca.".l form and
Types of catalogue
OpAC
: Author catalogue and little catalogue -
catalogue and classified catalogue
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Dictionary
Unit 6 Subject cataloguing
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Problems in assigning subject headings
Methods of subject cataloguing: chain procedure and printed list of subject
headings
)l)r L.c. list of subject headings
and sears list of subject Headings
u nit 7 Centralise d cataloguing and cooperative catal oguing
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Types, advantages and disadvanta$es
Cooperative cataloguing : NPAC, Union catalogues
MARC and its varieties
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Paper 1,4. Information Processing Practice I (Library classification CC & DDC)
Unit 1 Classification of documents representing simple compound and
complex subjects
Unit 2 Classification of documents requiring common isolates and use gf
devices
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Use of devices to sharpen array isolates
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Familiarity with PartT s,_hedules of classics in CC
Use of common Isotes in CC
Use of 7 tables in DDC
Unit 3 Construction of book numbers
':r Author malk
'.i Use of book number schedule in CC
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DDC = Dewey Decimal Classi,ficaticn. Ed.20]
Semester 2
Paper 2.1. Informatinn sources
unit 1 Nafure and characteristics of i^formation sources.
Criteria for evaluation of different gpes of information sources
Unit 2 Types of information sources :, ...
Documentary sources - primary secondary and tertiary sources,, kutitutional
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sources.
Conventional, non conventional and meta documents
Unit 3 Study of bibliographical sources
Bibliographies - types - trade brbliographies - National Bibliographies INB &
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BNB
Unit 4 Reference sources
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Directories, Year books and almanacs, Geographical
sources/ Biographical sources, e ratistical sources and sources of current events
Unit 5 Secondary information sources
Indexing services
Abstracting services
Unit 6 Electronic Informatiorr sorrc€s
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Paper 2.2 Intormation Processing Practice
II (Library Cataloguing - AACR 2)
Unit 1 Works of personal authorship
Works of single authorship
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Works of shared and mixed authorship
Unit 2 Works of corporate br:dies
Covcnrntcnt
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boclic-s
Iielatecl boclies
Conferences
Unit 3 Works entered und?r title/I,y6116$ ploduced under editorial direction
Anonymous works
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Serials
Uniform titles
Unit 4 Non-book materials
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Cartographicmaterials
Sotrnd
recordings
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Motionpictures,video-cassettes
Computer files
[Note: AACR tr is to be supplemented by Sears List of Subject Headings for
subiect cataloguing].
Paper 2.3 Fundamentals of Infonnation Technology
Unit 1 Computers in
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Computer as a multipurpose tool
Overview of the computer system
Types of computers
Unit 2 Processing data
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Data processing in computer
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Unit 3 ConrPuter soft ware
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Dos' MS Windows' UNIX
System softwares, operating systems MS
high level language - Visual
Programming languages, I.oI lgvqf language,
Basic Programming
Unit 4 Application softwares (General study)
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Word Processing Software - MS Word
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Database Management Software
Spread sheet software
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- dBase' CDS/ISIS
Excel
Unit 5 Data Processing
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File design, d'atafiles, records' fields'
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access, index sequential and
File organisation: serial, sequential, direct
random access file organis'i'ion
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Database : Concepts, organisation and utiliry
Unit 6 Multimedia
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Creatingmultimedia
Multimedia tools
Multimedia
authoring
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Paper 2.4. Fand,amentals of information technology
- Practical
Unitl MSWindows
Unit 2 Application soft ware packages
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Word Processing
Spread sheet
Data
bases
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MS Word
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MS Excel
CDS/ISIS
Semester 3
Paper 3.1. tnfonnation science
Unit 1 Information science
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as a
discipline
Definition and scoPe - Genes:s and development
Basic areas of concern RelationshiP with other disciplines'
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Ultit
2 lnfornration
vs. knowlcdgc
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I)ropertic's and behaviour of information
Infonna tion, clata ancl knowleclge
Grou'th process of knowledge
Nature and properties of knolvledge
Unit 3 Information and ccmmirrlicatioils'
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Definition of communication - communication models
Channels of communicatio
, ff::i:'.::il"."T'"'sicar
sate keepers
- fheir rore in communication
I(ole of thc library in communication
Unit 4 Information & society
Genesis, characteristics and implications of information society
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Information indushy - generators, providers and intermediaries
Intellectual property Act, Right to Information Act
":j' Concept of freedom, censorship, data security and fair use. r'-: International and national progr;rmmes and policies related
to information
':: Universal Bibliographic control (UBC)
i:': Universal Availability of publication (UAp)
Unit 5 Economics of Information
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Cost analysis of informarion systems
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Marketing of information products and services
InJormation as a resource
Economics of information provision
Unit 6 Knowledge Management or content Managentent
Digital, content resources
Crtntcnt lvlanagenrcnt systeurs - Advantagcs
Ilole of library professionals in conten]. m_anagement
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3.2. Information systems & services
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Unit 1 Information services and products
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Concept, definition and types of reference
service
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Reference interview and search techniques
Concept definition need and trends of information
services
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Need , techniques and eva-luation of alerting
services - cAS, sDI
Referral service
lleprographic service
Unit 2 Information systems and their services
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Natio"ul ul1-lternationar systenrs and services
- INSDoc, NASSDOC,
NISSA'I', UNISIST, INIS, Ait<IS, MEDLARS
Unit 3 lnforntation users
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Categories of information users
Information needs : Definition and types
i:-z Information seeking
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User sfudies. Methods, techniques and
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evaluation
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Unit 4 User education
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Goals and objectives
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Techniques and methods
Paper 3.3. Research Method ology
Unit 1
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Research
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Concept, meanings, need and process
of research
Types of research, Fundamental, appried,Inter
disciprinary and
disciplinary approach.
Unit 2 Research design
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Conceptualization
Types of research design
Identification and formulation of problem
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Hypothesis : formulation and testing
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Literature search: print, non-print, electronic sources
Designing research proposal
Unit 3 Research Methods
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Scienffic method
Historical method
Descriptive method
Survey method and case study method
Experimental method and delphi method
Unit 4 Research techniques and tools
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Questionnaire
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Schedule
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Observation
Scales and check
Ists
Records and reports
Sampling
technique
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Unit 5 Data analysis and interpretation
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Tabulation and generalisation
Graphical presentation of data, bar diagram, graphs, histograms
Unit 6 Report writing
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Structure of report
Presentation of data and findings
Style manual in general - MLA style manual in detail
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UnitT Current trends in library and information science research
Paper 3.a. Applications of Information Technorogy
Unit
- Theory
1 Library automation
Planning and implernentation
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House keeping operation-s - Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials
contro| OPAC, Library.alanagement
Unit
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2 Multilingual
databases
Library automation soft ware packages : their study and composition,
CDS/ISIS, LIBSYS, SOUL
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Unit g Communication technology
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Irundamentals of telecommunieation technology
Network media, UTP Optical fibre, Etherne! Net work,Interface card Flubs,
Routers, Gatewav, Modem
Network, types and topologies : LAN, wAN, MAN
Local area networks: types and topologies : Bus, Star, Ring, Tree, Mesh and
Token ring network.
Unit 4 Internet: Basic feafures and
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Netr.r,ork based information services
r.:t Connectivity,Dialup,
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WTRELESS NETWORK
Lear,ed lines, ISDN, VSAT, Digital Subscriber lines
E-nrail FTp, Telnet, IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
Protocols TCp/IR HTTP, SMTP
Web brol*ser, Netscape Narigator, Internet
Web servers, Web tools, search
"r.,girl":
Explorer
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Video conferencing, Teletascirr ile, Teletex, Videotext
Internet security, Firewa[ proxy servers
Unit 5 Digital Iibraries
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Genesis, definition, objectives and scope of digital libraries
Image formats, Audio forrnation
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Storage media formats, DVD
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'j:-r Input capture devices, scanners, digital
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Image editing software
canleras
Data ware housing, Data mining and Meta data
Unit 6 Artificial intelligence anl Expert systems
Semester 4
Paper 4.1. Technical writing3 and information repackaging
Unit 1 Technical writing
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Characteristic feafures of technical w'ritfurg, reader- writer relationship
Language as a medium for comurunication of thought, readability
and text
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Aberrations in technical writing
Unit 2 Abshacting
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1'ypes of abstracts
Guidelines in'preparing abstracts
'Unit
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3 Repackaging and consolidation
Content
analysis
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Ilepackaging, forrnalting, coruolidatidn
Unit 4 Information constrlidation products
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Nafure and
concepts
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articles, State of the art report or Trend report, Stafus ripor!, News letter.
Unit 5 products of technical writings
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Preparation of Popular articles, House journals, Technical reports
Paper 4.2. Information Retrieval
Unit 1 Information retrieval
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Basic concepts : Information retrieval,rs a process InJormation Retrieval
Systems - gPes - comPonents - Comparison with Shannon & Weaver
model
Role of Information Retrieval system in Information Transfer cycle
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Search strategy
- formulation of strategy for on -line
search.
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Unit 2 Subject Indexing: Principles and praclice
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Principles of subject indexing
Indexing models: Assigned indexes and derived indexcs
[)re coordinate rndexing
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Post Coordinate indexing (Concept in general)
- Uniterm index
K"y word indexing - KWIC & KWOC
Citation indexing - Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation
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Unit 3 Vocabulary control
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Need for vocabulary conlrol
Thesaurus
- strucfure, $Pes, construction
)'''t' Trends in automatic indexing
Unit 4 Evaluation of infornlation Rehieval systems
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Criteria for evaluation
Evaluation projects
- A.iib - Cranfield studies, Medlars Evaluation
Project
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Unit 5 Natural Language processing (NLP)
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Concept of NLP
- Application in IRS
Paper 4.3. Statistics and Informetrics
Unit
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Basics of statistics
Nabure and scope of statistics
Presentation of data: Tabular presentation, construction of frequenry table,
Graphs, Measures of dispersion, skewness
Unit 2 Inferential
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Z-test correlation
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Correlation and linear regression
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Chi-square test
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Unit 3 Statistical packages -
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Itrformetrics : Conceptual developntent
bl io nr c tl'ics, Itrft'onre tics, Scitrn tome
trics: dt:velopnr ent of the concepts
Dclirrition sc()p(t .tnd valuc oI ilrlortrrt,trics
Unit
5 Bibliometric laws
Ijroadfrocl's law, Zipf's lau,. and Irotka's'rar,r, - Their application
Unit 6 Citation analysis
Ci hrtio^ analysls, cita r'i.r'r
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Growth and obsolescene of llterature
Unit 7 Current trends in bobliometric and informetric research
Paper a.4. Application of Information Technology
- practical
Unit 1 Creation of databases, CDS/ISISI
Unit 2 Using library software packages : IJBSyS,
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Unit 3 CD ROM, Online searching
Unit 4 Internet
searching
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unit 5 Library and Information web page design and creation
Paper 4.5. Dissertation
Dissertation on a chosen topics is to be done as a grrided research project.
Prepared by
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M. Prameswaran
Chairman Board of
Studies in Library Science
University of Calicut
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