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BLI- 011: Libraries: An introduction

IGNOU via Swayam

Overview

This is the introductory course which provides insight into the concept of Libraries and Society . It also discusses the role of Libraries in the Society. The basic objective of this course is to provide Information about the types of libraries and functions of each type. The course also discusses the basic operations of the libraries.


Course Credit: 4

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week No.

Topic

Type of Content

Week 1

Unit 1: Role of Libraries in Society

Libraries: Need, Purpose and Importance

Role of Libraries in Society

Modern Society

Text

Video

Video

Video

Week 2

Unit 2: Types of Libraries and their Functions

Type of Libraries

Public Libraries

Quiz

Text

Video

Video

Week 3

National Libraries

Academic Libraries

Special Libraries

Virtual Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Video

Video

Week 4

Digital Libraries

Library Consortia

Unit 3: Functional Units and Operational Aspects

Functional Units of Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Text

Video

Week 5

Elements of Management

Technical Section

Periodical Section

Office Management in Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Video

Video

Week 6

Organising as an element of Management

Unit 4: Library Staff: Role and Responsibilities

Library Staff: Role and Responsibilities

Staffing Pattern in Libraries

Video

Text

Video

Video

Week 7

Library Staff Competencies

Changing role of staff in Libraries

Unit 5: Document Selection and Acquisition

Document selection tools and techniques

Document selection principles

Video

Video

Text

Video

Video

Week 8

Accessioning work in Libraries

Acquisition Section

Acquisition of Serials

Acquisition Process in Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Video

Video

Week 9

Unit 6: Physical Processing

Physical Processing in Libraries

Quiz

Text

Video

Week 10

Unit 7: Library Records

Library Records

Quiz

Text

Video

Week 11

Unit 8: Library Maintenance

Library Maintenance

Stock Verification

Weeding of Library material

Quiz

Text

Video

Video

Video

Week 12

Future of Libraries

Reader Services in Libraries

Quiz

Quiz

Video

Video

Taught by

Dr. Archna Shukla & Dr. Z. Yanthan,

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