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BLI-222: Information Sources and Services

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Overview

The basic objectives of this course are to make you familiar with different types of Information sources like Documentary and Non-documentary sources. In this course you will learn about the categorisation of information sources and how this categorisation will help you in knowing the information sources in a better way. After going through this course you will be able to describe the specific criteria for categorisation of information; and will be able to identify sources by type, content, media and publication status. In this course you will be able to see how information professionals as well as information non-professionals are acting as important sources of information. The course also deals with the reference and information services, literature search services and database services offered by libraries and information centres. The concept of user education, information literacy and user studies are also deliberated in this course. This way the present course is a complete package for you to know about information sources.

Syllabus


Week No.

Topics

Week-1

Unit 1: Categorisation of Sources

Week-2

Unit 2: Primary Sources

Unit 3: Secondary and Tertiary Sources

Week-3

Unit 4: Criteria of Evaluation

Week-4

Unit 5: Human as Sources of Information

Week-5

Unit-6: Institutions as Sources of Information

Week-6

Unit-7: Media as Sources of Information

Week-7

Unit-8: Information Services: An Overview

Week-8

Unit-9: Types of Services: reference Service, CAS, etc.

Week-9

Unit-10: Literature Search and Database Services

Week-10

Unit-11: User Education and Information Literacy

Week-11

Unit 12:User Studies

Unit-13: Information Use Studies

Week-12

Unit 14: Marketing of Information Services


Taught by

Dr. Archana Shukla

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