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BLI-221: Library Information and Society

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Overview

Library, Information and Society is the first course in the BLIS programme. It sets the context for other courses providing the base to understand and develop competence in the other courses. It introduces you to the role and importance of library and other information institutions in the society. Library and information related legislation is discussed in detail which is an important component in providing service according to norms. Library networks and consortia that form the basis of resource sharing are also the part of the course. Library needs support from organisations for its development and functioning. Hence, such bodies at different levels have been discussed in the course. By doing this course. Course credits-4

Syllabus


Week

Topics

Week-1

Unit 1: Libraries, Information and Knowledge based Society

Week-2

Unit 2: Types of Libraries

Unit 3: Information Institutions

Week-3

Unit 4: Laws of Library Science

Week-4

Unit 5: Library Legislation and Model Public Library Act/Bill

Week-5

Unit 6: Library Legislation in Indian States: Their Salient Features

Week-6

Unit 7: Other Information Related Legislations: RTI, IT Act, IPR, Patent Act and Cyber Laws

Week-7

Unit 8: Resource Sharing

Unit 9: Library and Information Networks and Consortia

Week-8

Unit 10: Library and Information Networks and Consortia: National and International

Week-9

Unit 11: Librarianship as a Profession

Week-10

Unit 12: Ethical Issues in Librarianship

Week-11

Unit 13: Role of Professional Associations

Week-12

Unit 14: Organisations and Institutions Involved in Development of Library and Information Services

Taught by

Dr. Jaideep Sharma

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