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BLII-013: Information Sources and Library Services

By Dr. Archana Shukla   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1501
The course deals with information sources and library services. It gives detailed information about categories of information sources and how to evaluate them.
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jun 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
Level : Diploma



Course layout

Week 1

Unit 1 - CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION SOURCES

   Primary Information Source

Reading list of primary sources

Week 2

Quiz:  Primary Sources of Information

Categorization of Information Sources

Non documentary sources of information

Week 3

Unit 2 - TYPES OF INFORMATION SOURCES

Secondary sources of Information

   Tertiary Information Sources 

   Geographical Sources of Information

   Quiz:  Secondary Sources of Information

Week 4

  Biographical Information Sources

Directories as Information Sources

Dictionaries as Information Sources

   Statistical Information Sources 

   Encyclopaedia as Source of Information

   Quiz : Non-Documentary Sources of Information

Week 5

  Ready Reference Sources

   Indexing and Abstracting Periodicals

   Bibliographical Sources & Information

Quiz : Tertiary Sources

   Unit 3 - CIRCULATION SERVICES

   Circulation Work in Libraries

   RFID in Libraries

Week 6

Quiz : Statistical Sources of Information

Unit 4 - REFERENCE SERVICES

Reference Services

Marketing of Library and information Services

   Resources Sharing Among Libraries

Week 7

  Unit 5 - AWARENESS SERVICES

   Awareness Services

   Reference Query Services

   Reference Sources for Special Library

   Reference Sources for Academic Libraries

   Reference Sources for Public Library

Week 8

  Activities and Services of the INFLIBNET Centre, Part - I

  Activities and Services of the INFLIBNET Centre, Part - II

  Activities and Services of the INFLIBNET Centre, Part - III

  Activities and Services of the INFLIBNET Centre, Part - IV

Week 9

  Unit 6 - USER ORIENTATION

   Library Services

Week 10

  Internet as Source of Information, Part - I

   Internet as Source of Information, Part - II

Week 11

  National Library of India : A journey

   National Mission on Library

   Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation

Week  12

  Role of Internet in Library Services

   Electronic Information Sources

Instructor bio

Dr. Archana Shukla

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Dr. Archana Shukla is a Reader in the Faculty of Library and Information Science. She has M.A. (English), Masters and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. Her areas of interest include Management of Library and Information Centres, Information Consolidation and Repackaging, Academic Library System, Classification and Cataloguing. She has many research papers and articles to her credit. She has ten years of teaching experience and two years of administrative experience in library, as Assistant Librarian.


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