Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Bachelor of Library & Information Science


(B.Lib. & I. Sc.)


The duration of the course will be one academic year. The University Examination will be held at the end of the session of academic year and it will consist of nine papers of 100 marks each as under.
The total marks for the degree will be 900 in all.

Library & Society
Library Classification & Cataloguing (Theory)
Library Classification (Practice)
Library Cataloging (Practice)
Reference & Information Source & Services.
Library Management
Computer Application & Library Network
Special Library & Research
(i) Tour Project Report & viva-voce
(ii) Computer Application (Practical)
M.M. 100
M.M. 100
M.M. 100
M.M. 100
M.M 100
M.M. 100
M.M. 100
M.M. 100
M.M. 50
M.M. 50

Participation in the Compulsory educational cum study tour & viva-voce as per establishment norms 50 marks will be assigned to library educational cum study tour ,project based on it & viva-voce. There will be two examiners: one internal & one external.

Tour Project Report                         25 Marks.
Viva-Voce                                         25 Marks

The minimum marks required to pass the examination shall be 40% in each & 50% in the aggregate Bachelor of Library Information Science.

Paper- I: Library & Society                                                                      M.M. 100

Note: - Two questions will be set from each unit. Candidates are required to attempt one question from each unit.

Unit- I : Concept of Information Society. Role of Library in Society, Social functions of library, Library & continuing education, Laws of Library Science, Types of Libraries: Public, Academic & Special, national Libraries with special reference to India.

Unit II: Development of Library Services in India , Plan Reports of U.G.C. ( Report of Committee for Library 1958), Library co-operation, Library extension service.

Unit – III: Library Legislation: Need, Purpose, History, Principles library movement with special reference to India.

Unit – IV: Organizing a complete Library system, Building planning, role of Librarian and Architect, Furniture Staff and Finance, Library environment.

Unit – V: Library Associations, ILA, IASLIC, ALA, ASLIB, Activities of UNESCO, FID, IFLA, Ethics of Librarianship.

Books Recommended:

  1. Marshal, D.L., History of Libraries.
  2. Ranganathan, S.R., Designing Library Building for Activity.
  3. Sadhu, S.N. and Saraf, B.N., Library Legislation in India.
  4. Report of the Advisory Committee for Libraries, 1958.
  5. Ingeborg Haintzze: Organisation of the small public library.
  6. Kaula, P.N. National Library of India, article Study.
  7. Ranganathan, S.R. and Neel, A.A. Public Library Systems: India Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Comparative study.


Paper- II: Library Classification & Cataloguing (Theory)                     M.M. 100

Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question may be attempted from section A or B.

Section – A:                                                                                            MM. 50

Unit- I : Definition & concept of Classification: its needs & purpose, Knowledge ,classification & library classification, major scheme of classification DDC, UDC & CC, recent trends in classification, Spaces of library Classification

Unit – II: Canons of Classification, fundamental categories, Common isolates, principles of helpful sequence

Unit – III: Mnemonics, plan of work Idea, verbal national, notation, devices, book no. & collection no.


Section – B:                                                                                               MM. 50

Unit- IV: Library cataloguing forms of library catalog, Development in library cataloguing, Types & functions of Catalog.

Unit – V: Comparative study of cataloguing rules according to AACRII & CCC (5th Ed.) for personal author, joint author, Pseudonymes & corporate author, multivolume publication & composite books.

Unit – VI: Subject Cataloguing, Methods of Assignment of Subject Handing, Centralized & Co operational Cat5ologuing, Union Catalog.                 

 Books Recommended:

  1. Mann Margaret, Introduction to cataloguing and classification of books.
  2. Mili, Modern outline of Library Classification.
  3. Palmer Bernard, and Wells, Arthur James, Fundamental of Library classification.
  4. Parkhi, R.S., Decimal classification and colon classification in perspective.
  5. Ranganathan, S.R., Prologomena to library classification.
  6. Krishna Kumar, Theory of classification.
  7. Girija Kumar and K.Kumar, Theory of Cataloguing.
  8. Sen Gupta, B. Cataloguing: Its theory and practice.


Paper- III: Library Classification (Practice)                                                   M.M. 100

Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question will be attempted from section C.


Section – A: Dewey decimal classification (ed. 19th and 20th)                  MM. 40

  1. Introduction, structure and organization, definition, notes and instruction of journals:
  2. Use of relative index Ascertaining specific subjects.
  3. Class number building practices.
  4. Use of Table – 1, standard sub-divisions.
  5. Use of Table – 2 to 7.
  6. Multiple synthesis and order of precedence.


Section – B: Colon Classification (ed. 6th revised)                                       MM. 40

  1. Introduction, application of postulates and principles in facet analysis and synthesis.
  2. Round and levels: Connecting symbols.
  3. Common isolate/phase relation.
  4. Devices, system and specials.
  5. Examples from main classes: Generalia and Library science, humanities and social science, physical and biological science.    



Section – C: Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) (Abridge eg.)               MM. 20

           Practical classification of very simple titles involving the use of the following tables and techniques.

  1. place Auxiliaries
  2. Time Auxiliaries
  3. Relations.

 Books Recommended:

  1. Dewey, M., Decimal classification and relative index, 19th ed. New York, Lake placid, 1979.
  2. Ranganathan, S.R., Colon Classification 6th revised edition Bombay Asia, 1964.
  3.  Universal Decimal Classification (Abridged edition)      


Paper- IV: Library Cataloguing (Practice)                                                          M.M. 100

Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question may be attempted from section A or B.

Section – A : Anglo American Cataloguing Rules-II

  1. Introduction Structure AACR-II
  2. Single Shared and Pseudonyousms Personal Author.
  3. Choice of Heading among different Names, Reference (Pseudonysms,title of nobility: Change of names, etc)
  4. Shared responsibility and editorial direction.
  5. Corporate body
  6. Series and Multivolume works
  7. Serials


Section – B : Classified Catalogue Code (CCC)

  1. Preliminary to Classified Cataloguing Code
  2. Class Index Entry and tracing
  3. Personal Author (Single, Shared and Pseudonysms)
  4. Series, Multivolume Composite Books
  5. Corporate Body
  6. Serials


Books Recommended:

  1. Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, North American Text.
  2. Classified Catalogue Code with additional rules for dictionary catalogue 5th edition.
  3. Sear’s list of subject Headlines, Latest edition available.
  4. Boll, John, Introduction to Cataloguing 3 vol.


Paper- V: Reference & Information Sources & Services                        M.M. 100
Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question may be attempted from section A or B.

Unit- I : Theory and Function of Reference an Information service,Kinds of Information sources,primary,secondary and Tertiary Sources.

Unit – II: Reference Sources: Definition, purpose, Types of Reference service, ready and long run reference service. Various types of Reference sources, Dectionary, Encyclopaedia. Year boo Almariac. 

Unit – III: Geographical, Biographical, Bibliographical Sources.

Unit – IV: Indexing, Abstracting and Translation of Information, Abstract types & Uses, Indexing pre & Post Co-practice, chain, procedure, PRECIS, POPSI. Citation Indexing.

Unit – V: Documentation Centers, INSDOC, DESIDOC, NASSDOC, NISSAT.
Books Recommended:

  1. Katz, William, A. Introduction to reference work.
  2. Cheney, F.M. Fundamental Reference sources.
  3.  Mukherjee, A.K. Reference work and its tools.
  4. Ranganathan, S.R. Reference service, 2nd ed.
  5. Esdaile, A. student manual of bibliography, 3rd ed.
  6. Shera, jeses. H. Documentation in Action.
  7. Bradford, S.C. Documentation, 3rd ed.
  8. Girja Kumar and Krishan Kumar, Biblography, 2nd ed.
  9. Hutchins, Margaret. Introduction to Reference work.

Paper- VI: Library Management                                                             M.M. 100

Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question may be attempted from section A or B.

Unit- I : Library Management, Theory, Definition, Function, Principles & Elements of Library Management, Introduction of Management Techniques to Library Operations.

Unit – II: Book Selections, Principles of top Acquisition section, Book Ordering, Accessioning.

Unit – III: Functions, job and routines of periodical section, Binding section, Maintenance section. Circulation section, Shelving, Preservation of Library materials.

Unit – IV: Library Authority & Library Committee, Library Staff Formula and Manual, Library Rules and regulations.

Unit – V: Library Finance, Library Budget, Library statistics and Annual Report.

Books Recommended:

  1. Brown, james Duff. Manual of library Economy.
  2. Haines, Helen, E. Living with Books- Art of Book Selection.
  3. Carter, M.D. and Bonk, W.J. Building Library Collection.
  4. Ranganathan, S.R. Library Book Selection.
  5. Ranganathan, S.R. Library Manual.
  6. Ranganathan, S.R. Library Administration.
  7. Mittal, R.L. Library Administration.
  8. Sharma S.K. Library Administration and Management.

Paper- VII: Computer Application & Library Network                          M.M. 100
Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question may be attempted from section A or B.

Unit- I : Introduction of Computer- Historical Developments, types of different generations. Auton of Various Library Operations.

Unit – II: structure of Computer, Hardware and Software, Basic Input and Output Devices, Micro Computers, Modules of Library Management Software, Acquisation Cataloguing.

Unit – III: Representative Library Management Software CDS/ISIS, Designing, Creating and Sear Library data bases using CDS/ISIS.

Unit – IV: Computer-based Information Services, CAS and SDI.

Unit – V: Existing Networks, International INTERNET, National-ERNET, NICNET, INFLIBNE.

Books Recommended:

  1. Tedd.L.A.An Introduction to Computer Based Library System.
  2. Davis G.B. Introduction to Computer.
  3. Rowely.J.T. Computer for Libraries.
  4. Milihil Ruthk, Information Service and Computer Basic, An Introduction.
  5. Sharma S.K. Computer in library networking.
  6. Pandey S.K. Sharma, Fundamentals of Library Automation.
  7. Singh Prem, Information Technology.

Paper- VIII: Special Library and Research                                                        M.M. 100
Note: - Two questions will be set from each section. Fifth question may be attempted from section A or B.

Unit- I : Special Libraries and their characteristics, History and Development, Types of Special Location of Library in Different Countries.

Unit – II: Special Library Staff, Finance, Book selection, Organization, Building and Furniture, Non-Materials.

Unit - III: special Library and Computer.
Unit – IV: Research Methods, Definition, Need, Function and Scope, Various research centers in Trends of Modern Research.

Books Recommended:

    • Kapil, A.K. Anusandhan Vidhiyan.
    • Kothari, C.R. Research Methodology and Anusandhan.
    • Sharma, S.K. Hsith Pestakalaya Aam Anusandhan.
    • Mukherjee, A.K. Fundamentals of special Librarianship.
    • Sharma and Pachauri, Vishisth Granthalaya Librarianship.

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