UGC-NET

UGC NET IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
CBSE UGC NET IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

National Eligibility Test (NET) is an exam for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. It is also a desired qualification for appointment of the post of librarian in libraries of universities, colleges and government institutions. It has a comprehensive syllabus covering all the areas of Library and Information Science.

Contents

  • CBSE UGC NET Syllabus for Library and Information Science
  • Articles of Librarianship Studies and Information Technology Blog categorized according to CBSE UGC NET Syllabus for Library and Information Science
  • About CBSE UGC NET in Library and Information Science

CBSE UGC NET Syllabus for Library and Information Science

Unit I:
  • Information, Information Science, Information Society 
  • Information as a Resource / Commodity 
  • Information Transfer Cycle--Generation, Collection, Storage, and Dissemination 
  • Role of Information in Planning, Management, Socio-Economic Development, Technology transfer
  • Communication--Channel, barriers 
  • Intellectual Property Rights--Concept, Copyright, Censorship--Print and Non-print Media 
  • Library and Information Policy at the National Level.
Unit II:
  • Laws of Library Science 
  • Library Resource Sharing and Networking 
  • Library Movement and Library Legislation in India 
  • Library Extension Services
  • Library and Information Science Education in India 
  • Library and Information Profession
  • Library Associations in India, UK and USA--ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, LA, ASLIB, SLA and ALA
  • Library Associations Organization at International Level--FID, IFLA and UNESCO
Unit III:
  • Sources of Information--Primary, Secondary and Tertiary--Documentary and Non-documentary
  • Reference Sources--Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical sources, Year Books/Almanacs, Directories and Handbooks, Statistical (salient features and evaluation)
  • Bibliographical Sources--Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Journals (salient features and evaluations)
  • E-documents, E-books, E-journals
  • Databases--Bibliographic, Numeric and Full text--Evaluation
Unit IV:
  • Reference and Information Services, Referral Service
  • Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report
  • Online Services
  • Translation Services
  • Reprographic Services
Unit V:
  • Organization of knowledge/Information
  • Modes of formation of subjects
  • Library Classification--Cannon and Principles
  • Library Classification Schemes--DDC, UDC, and CC
  • Library Cataloguing--Cannons and Principles
  • Library Cataloguing Codes--CCC and AACR-II
  • Bibliographic Records--International Standards--ISBD, MARC and CCF
  • Indexing--Pre-coordinate,Post-coordinate)
  • Vocabulary Control--Thesaurus, List of Subject Headings 
  • Databases--Search Strategies, Boolean Operators
  • Knowledge Management
Unit VI:
  • Management--Principles, Functions, School of Thought
  • Planning, Organization Structure
  • Decision making
  • System Study--Analysis, Evaluation and Design
  • Collection Development--Books, Serials, Non-book Materials--Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)
  • Human Resources Management--Manpower Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation
  • Delegation of Authority
  • Financial Management--Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • PERT, CPM
  • Library Buildings and Equipments
  • Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services
  • Marketing Information Product and Services
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
Unit VII:
  • Information Technology--Components; Impact of IT on Society
  • Computers--Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Input/Output Devices
  • Telecommunication--Transmission media, Switching systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communication
  • Fax, Email, Tele conferencing / video conferencing, Bulletin Board Service, Teletext, Videotex, Voice Mail
  • Networking--Concepts, Topologies, Types--LAN, MAN, WAN
  • Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia, 
  • Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnections (OSI)
Unit VIII:
  • Library Automation--Areas of automation, Planning, Hardware and Software Selection, OPAC
  • Networks, ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, JANET, BLAISE, OCLC, INFLIBNET, 
  • INTERNET--Components, Services, Browsing--Web Browsers, Search Engines, Meta-Data, Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  • National and International Information Systems--NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC
Unit IX:
  • Types of Research--Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary
  • Research Design
  • Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Data Collection, Sampling
  • Methods of Research--Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental
  • Statistical Methods, Data Analysis
  • Report Writing
  • Research Methods in Library and Information Science and Services
  • Bibliometrics
Unit X:
  • Types of Libraries--National, Public, Academic, and Special (Objectives, structures and functions)
  • Digital Libraries (Concept)
  • Virtual Libraries (Concept)
  • Types of Users, User Studies, User Education
  • Role of UGC in the growth and development of libraries and information centers in institutions of higher education in India 
  • Role of Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)

Articles of Librarianship Studies and Information Technology Blog categorized according to CBSE UGC NET Syllabus for Library and Information Science

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About CBSE UGC NET in Library and Information Science

The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.

On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges.


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