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25th May 2015, 10:58 AM
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Assam University Department of Library and Information Science

I want to come a part of the Department of Library and Information Science at the Assam University for Masters of Library and Information Science. Can you please give me the course structure of the Masters of Library and Information Science offered by Department of Library and Information Science at the Assam University??
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Re: Assam University Department of Library and Information Science

Can you provide me the syllabus for Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program offered by the Department of Library and Information Science Assam University?
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Re: Assam University Department of Library and Information Science

The syllabus for Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program offered by the Department of Library and Information Science Assam University is as follows:

Semester – I (Credits = 25; Total Marks = 500)


Paper: LIS 101
Library, Information, Communication and Society


Unit – 1 Library as a Social Institution
• Library - Definition, Need and Scope
• Library as a Social Institution
• Types of Libraries: Public, Academic, Special and National- objectives, functions, services
• Five laws of Library Science - their Relevance in Present Environment


Unit – 2 Library Movements, Legislation and Role of Library Associations
• UNESCO Public Library Manifesto
• Library Movement in India with special reference to North East India
• Contribution of Ranganathan in LIS Education
• Library Legislation: Need & Purpose
• Library Acts in India - Features
• Library Associations in India: their Role; ILA, IASLIC & IATLIS, Assam Library Association
• International Associations: ALA, CILIP & IFLA


Unit -3 Information, Communication and Society
• Data, Information and Knowledge: Types, Nature, Properties and Scope
• Information as economic resource / Commodity
• Information Communication: Channels, Process, Models and Barriers
• Information Society
• Knowledge Society: Definition, Need and Purpose
• Information Science: Definition, Scope and objectives


Unit – 4 Community Information Services
• User Communities: Characteristics, User Study, User Education
• Adult Education, Post Literacy and Library Services
• Library Extension Programmes
• Resource sharing: concept, need, purpose & areas; Impact of IT on Resource Sharing
• Consultancy & Outreach Activities


Unit -5 Information Acts & Policies
• Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
• Concept of Freedom, Censorship, Copy Right( Print and Electronic Resources) and Fair Use
• Delivery of Books Act ; Press & Registration Act
• Right to Information (RTI) Act
• Information Policies : National , International
• National Knowledge Commission : Recommendations and Implication in LIS


Recommended Books
1. Bhatt (R K). History and development of libraries in India. 1995. Mittal Publications, New Delhi.
2. Bhattacharjee, Sudip, Bhattacharjee, Sucheta and Sinha, Manoj Kumar. Information Seeking
Behaviour: Concept , Models and Case Study, LAP: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013, 90 Pp.
3. Chapman (E A) and Lynden (F C). Advances in librarianship. 2000. Academic Press, San Diego.
4. Chowdhury (G G), Burton (P F) and McMenemy (D). Librarianship: the complete introduction. 2008. Neal-Schuman Publishers, New York.
5. Feather (J). The information society: a study of continuity and change. Ed. 5. 2008. Facet Publishing, London.
6. Khanna (J K). Library and society. 1955. Research Publication, Kurukshetra.
7. Kumar, Krishan. Library organisation. 1993. Vikas, New Delhi.
8. Martin (W J). The information society. 1988. Aslib, London.
9. Prasher (R G). Information and its communication. 1991. Medallion Press, New Delhi.
10. Ranganathan (S R). Five laws of library science. Ed. 2. 1989. Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science, Bangalore.
11. Singh (S P). Special libraries in the electronic environment. 2005. Bookwell, New Delhi.
12. Venktappaiah (V) and Madhusudhan (M). Public library legislation in the new millennium. 2006. Bookwell, New Delhi.


Syllabus MLIS Program Department of Library and Information Science Assam University







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