Overview for Information Sources and Services: Theory and Practice
This book Information sources and Services: Theory and Practice will serve as a firm and accurate base for the course objectives and information needs of the Paper VI (Theory) and VII (Practice) of UGC Model Curriculum for an integrated M.LISc. programme. To assist the teachers and students, a topical outline of the chapter content is given at the beginning and a set of questions at the end. Topics covered include information sources (Documentary, nondocumentary and electronic) as well as Internet; Reference Service (Needs, tools, kinds-Ready and Longrange) etc.; information service (Alerting, Bibliographic, Referral, Document delivery, Translation and Reprograhic) etc.; Information systems and services (National as well as International). The practical part covers the study and evaluation of references sources; compilation of bibliographies; compilation of Current Awareness Lists; and Press Clipping Services. A set of face-finding questions and answers are included. Thus, this book provides the basic concepts of the subject on the lines of the syllabus delineated in the Model Curriculum and shall come handy to teachers and students of library and information science.
P S G Kumar (Author)
Dr P S G Kumar is a prolific writer in the field of library and information science. He wrote about 70 books and 142 papers which include Indian Library Chronology (2 editions); Indian Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (23 volumes); Kumar’s Curriculum Series (16 volumes); and Library in India Series (10 volumes); etc. He has a distinguished first class career from BSc (Ag) to MLibSc. He earned doctorate from Gulbarga University. He was associated and also headed several national and international bodies like Indian Library Association (ILA); Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS) for 12 years; Joint Council of Library Association in India (JOCLAI); Library Association of SAARC countries (LASAARC) (one term of two Years); Good Offices Committee (GOC); Vidarbha Academic Library Association (VALA)n for 4 years; and Council Member of IASLIC for two terms; etc. Friends, students and admirers instituted Dr P S G Kumar Oration on Library and Information Science (with RTM Nagpur University); Dr P S G Kumar Life-Time Achievement Award (with ILA); and Dr P S G Kumar Library Foundation at Nagpur which is sponsoring Mahiti Yug (Information Age), a quarterly journal in Marathi; and Information Age in English.