Library Automation and Networking - 14210
 Periods/Week   Periods in one
Session 
Full
 Marks 
 Annual 
Exam
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Exam
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2 0 0 50 100 80 20

 

Rationale and Objectives

 

Automation of Library ensures automated service to the clients as well as automated in-house library work. Automation envisages training of knowledgeable technicians.

 

The Course of Library Automation and Networking has been planned to train a candidate for the purpose of automated acquisition, technical processing, automated circulation, etc. Various library software available in the present day form the backbone of this training. One, among the available software should be taken up for training of automation and networking of libraries.

 

 CURRICULUM
SL Topics Periods
1. Library as a System -
2. Automation of Library System -
3. Implementation -
4. Automation of Library Activities -
5. Software for Automation -
6. Networks -
  Total 50

 

 CONTENTS
 Topics  Content Periods
01 Library as a System -
01.01 Nature of Library System   
01.02 Function of Library System   
01.03 Characteristics of Library System   
01.04 Differences with Office Automation   
02 Automation of Library System -
02.01 Planning and Designing  
02.02 Academic Library  
02.03 Public Library  
02.04 Special Library  
03 Implementation -
03.01 Acquisition  
03.02 Technical Processing  
03.03 Cataloguing  
03.04 Serial Control  
04 Automation of Library Activities -
04.01 Information Retrieval  
04.02 Membership Record Maintenance  
04.03 Budget Control  
04.04 Report Generation  
05 Software for Automation -
05.01 Selection Criteria  
05.02 Choosing Library Software Package  
05.03 LYBSIS, SANJAY, SOOL, MATRIYA (any one)  
05.04 Details about SOOL.  
06 Networks -
06.01 Important Networks: ERNET, NICNET.  
06.02 Need and Purpose  
06.03 Library Networks: DELNET, INFLIBNET, CALIBNET.  
06.04 Network Topology  
06.05 Network Software  

 

 Recommended Books
SL Title/Publisher Author
1. Library Automation R. K. Rabindra Rao
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Y.K. Publishers, Agra..
B. K. Sharma, C. Lal and K. Kumar

 

 Scheme of Examination: Final Examination Marks = 80
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