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Foundation of Library and Information Science: Paper 1 of UGC Model Curriculum

P S G Kumar (Author) Kumar's Curriculum Series

This book Foundation of Library and Information Science will serve as a firm and accurate base for the course objectives as well as the information needs of the Paper-1 of the UGC Model Curriculum for the integrated M.LISc. Programme. Topics covered include role of a library as a social institution; history and development of libraries; types of libraries; normative principles that govern libraries; development of libraries in UK, USA and India; library legislation; public relations and extension activities in libraries; library and information profession; and role played by agencies like, FID, IFLA, UNESCO, NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, UGC, RRRLF, etc. To assist the teachers and student, a topical outline of the chapter contents is given at beginning and a set of question are given for discussion and preparation at the end.

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About the author

P S G Kumar

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.

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Title Foundation of Library and Information Science: Paper 1 of UGC Model Curriculum
Author P S G Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.02.2012
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 9350500132, 9789350500149
length viii+528pp., 23cm.