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NEB XI syllabus-Library and Information Science



Library and Information Science Syllabus is one of the important branches of knowledge that deals with theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills needed for the scientific organization and management of libraries, documentation centers, information centers, resource centers, etc.


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Library and Information Science Syllabus
Grade XI
Full marks: 100
Teaching hour: 150


Library and Information Science is one of the important branches of knowledge that deals with theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills needed for the scientific organization and management of libraries, documentation centers, information centers, resource centers, etc. The developed countries have introduced training courses and formal education programmers at various levels. Nepal has started these programs since 2032 BS by the Central Library TU (TUCL). TU has started the One Year Academic Course of Bachelor of Library Science (B. Lib. Sc) to produce competent professional human resources needed for the development and promotion of libraries & library professions since 1995. TU has also run a Two Year Master’s Degree course in Library and Information Science (M.L.I Sc.) since 2002 to produce highly skilled professional human resources. This syllabus of Library and Information Science for Grade XI is needed for making students professionally competent for scientific organization and management of library and information centers in the country.
II.      General Objectives
The general objectives of the Library and Information Science Syllabus course are to :
i.  equip the students with the basic knowledge of library and information science: 
ii. create and develop love, attraction, interest and positive attitudes in students towards library & information profession and services: 
iii.develop and acquaint the students with necessary practical skills and techniques needed for proper organization and management of small/medium libraries and information centers: 
iv. encourage the students for choosing this profession as their future career by developing the necessary foundation in them for higher and advanced studies; and
v. impart the skills required for the better utilization of libraries in their future academic programs.
III.  Specific Objective
The specific objectives of Library and Information Science Syllabus course are to enable the students to:

i.  express the origin, history, and development of libraries and their important role in our society;
ii. discuss the basic philosophy, ethics, and laws of library science:
iii. learn about various types of libraries like, national, public, academic, special private libraries and their role, functions and services:
iv. describe the best libraries of Nepal like Nepal National Library, TU central library, National Archive, Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Keshar Library:
v. acquire basic knowledge in library administration and management with regard to physical infrastructure, library personnel and their types and size, library finance and budget, library committee and its role and function, library rules and regulation, library statistics and annual reports: vi. explain variously types of books and documents including journals, nonbook materials, audio visual materials etc:
vii. learn the principles and various steps for collection development such as maintaining necessary book, selection tools like publishers,  booksellers, and institutions catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, journals, etc, selecting various types of relevant books and documents including journals, notebook materials, audio visual materials, resource, ephemeral materials, etc:
viii. explain the basic process of acquiring necessary reading/viewing materials through various ways as purchase, subscription, gift, exchange, membership;
ix.      acquaint with knowledge of proper accessioning of acquired books and documents in the manual or computerized format following standard library practice and marking the accession no. & ownership stamp according to the in-house rule:
x.     discuss the need and importance of library classification for proper organization of acquired materials and learn the practical skill in classification by using abridged or unabridged addition of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):
xi.  learn about the need and importance of library cataloging and basic feature of cataloging rules like AACR -2 for making main and added entries for helping users to locate required books, their authors, titles, subjects:
xii. explain the need and purposes of the subject headings/indexing and basic principles of popular subject heading list like Scar’s list of subject headings, Library of Congress subject headings, Thesauri, Local Subject Heading List;
xiii.      organize and manage journals systemically;
xiv.     organize and manage all nonbook materials and other types of materials properly; xv. complete and processing properly and file the catalog cards systematically in the public catalog and self list catalog in various sequences as needed;
xvi.       do shelf reading and checking properly;
xvii. learn to charge and to discharge system by following modified Browne Charging System and other Works in circulation counter:
xviii. explain the harmful factors for library stock and property and procedure for protecting and preserving and conserving all types of library materials and property for future use;
xix.   maintain records of all activities carried out in the library and prepare annual reports and
xx.  assist in preparation & implementation of the annual budget on the basis of library statistics, users feedback, comments and suggestion and self-observation and experience.
IV Course Scheme :
Units      Title          
Teaching hours
% of weight
1.  Development of Libraries        and their Role in Society’
2.  Libraries of Nepal                                    
3.  Library Management                                   
4.  Collection Development                  
5.  Library Classification           
6.  Library Cataloguing                                   
7.  Subject Headings                                    
8.  End Processing                            
9.  Circulation System                                   
10. Preservation & Conservation       of Library Materials
            Total Teaching                                   
Unit 1
Development of Libraries and their Role in Society

1.1.  History and development of libraries
1.2.  History and development of libraries in Nepal
1.3.  Role of the library in modern society
1.4.  Philosophy, library ethics and laws of library science 
1.5.  Types of the library, their functions, and services
Unit   2
Libraries of Nepal
2.1 Nepal National Library
2.2 TU Central Library
2.3 Kathmandu Valley Public Library
2.4 National Archive
2.5 National Academy of Science & Technology
2.6 Madan puraskar Pustakalaya
2.7 Keshar Library
2.8 Library Visit
Unit      3
Library Management
Principles of Management: Library Management and Library Administration Organization Structure
        Physical Infrastructure: building, furniture and equipment etc.
        Library Personnel: Categories of staff and their size
        Library Finance: Sources of finance and budget 
Library Committee: Roles and functions
Library rules, Library statistics, and annual report
Unit    4
Collection Development
4.1 Types of Documents Selection and Acquisition of Books, Monographs, Report proceedings, Periodical Non-book materials etc.
4.2   Selections Tools: publishers catalog, bibliographies, reviews, etc.
4.3   Book selection and acquisition
4.4    Periodicals selection and acquisition
4.5 Nonbook selection and acquisition
4.6    E- resources selection and acquisition
4. 7   Practical on accessioning
Unit 5
Library Classification
5.1 Classification
5.2  Need and purpose of library classification
5.3  Classification systems ODE, CC, and UDC
5.4  DDC abridged and un abridge editions
5.5  Call number and it’s composition
5.6  DDC practical
            General standard sub-division, language, and literature, area code
Unit    6
Library Cataloguing
6.1 Need, purpose of library cataloging
6.2 Types and forms of catalogs
6.3 Cataloguing Rules- AACR-2 kinds of entries 1st  and 2nd  author, corporate entry. 6.4 Cataloguing practice
Unit 7
Subject Heading
7.1 Need and purpose of Subject Headings (S-H)
7.2 Types of Subject Headings. Scar’s list of S-H
Library Congress S-H
7.3 Subject Headings Practical
Unit   8
End Processing
8.1 Call number writing on the last page of the book.
8.2 Preparation and of Book Card Due date Slip and Book Spine Love
8.3 Card Filing Public Catalogue Shell list in different sequence like General, Reference, Textbooks, etc
8.4 Book shelving and maintenance
8.5 Practical on End Processing and Book Shelving
Unit     9
Circulation System
9.1  Membership, Issues and Property Counter
9.2 Charging and discharging system: register system, card and automation
9.3 Over dues, Fines, and Reminders
9.4 Practical on modified Browne Charging system
Unit 10
Preservation & Consct·vation of Library Materials
10.1 Preserve from insects, heat, light, and damp, etc,
10.2 Cleaning and binding of library materials Protect from theft, loss, and damage
10.3 Stock Checking
10.5 Practical on Preservation and Conservation
V.     instructional procedures
The method of instructions will mostly comprise of lecture, exploration, demonstration, discussion, library-work, self-study, self-work and question-answer techniques.
VI.  Assessment procedures-
Assessment of student achievement in this course will be made on the basis of performance through the class test at least two times and home assignment.
VIII.  Question-wise marks distribution-
                  2 long answer- questions      =  2x 10       =  20 marks
                  11 short answer- questions    =  11×5       =   55 marks
         •                  Practical                                                   =25 marks  
IX.        References

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