1. The primary objective of this course is to acquaint students with the basic organization of information within the libraries so that they can conveniently use the libraries.
  2. To enable then to conveniently use the libraries at their own and retrieve the information what they require.
  3. Organizing Information (LIS-209) explores the issues surrounding the creation, distribution and use of information objects and representations of those objects.
  4.  In this course, both the theoretical and technical issues surrounding information organization, knowledge about theoretical and technical issues will also be explored. The use of information organization and information retrieval system will be discussed.

    Course objective


    The purpose of the course is to teach the students of BS.LIS 4th Semester the following:



  6. To create an understanding among the students about information dynamics and its relativity with the body of knowledge.
  7. The outline of the course will cover the theoretical as well as practical aspects of the subject to teach the basics and advanced theories of  “Information and its organization”
  8. The skills among students for evaluation, interpretation and use of information and documents in various forms will be cultivated.
  9. To develop skills among students for the use of Library and its sources and documents.
  10. To make the students aware of the service philosophy of library and information  and its role
  11. To develop understanding among the students about the application of information technology for efficient organization, storage and retrieval of information.
  12. To develop competencies among students for the management of libraries and information centres.
  13. To be familiar with the concepts, issues and methods related to “Information
  14. To understand the role of information structures and objects



  16. Chowdhury, G. G., et al. (2007). Librarianship: The complete introduction. London: Facet.
  17. Feather, J. (2008). The information society: A study of continuity and change. New York: Neal-Schuman.
  18. Gerard, D. (1978). Libraries in society. London: Clive Bingley.
  19. Himma, K. E. (2007). Information ethics. Bradford: Emerald.
  20. Lester, J., & Koehler, W. C. (2007). Fundamentals of information studies. New York: Neal-Schuman.
  21. Rubin, R. (2004). Foundations of library and information science. New York: Neal-Schuman.
  22. Torr, J. D. (2003). The information age: Current controversies. San Diego: Greenhaven Press.
  23. IFLA (2000) Libraries in the information society
  24. Crawford, W and Gorman, Micheal(1995). Future Librarians: dreams, Madness & reality: Chicago. American Library Association.
  25. Levy, David(2000). Scrolling Forward: Making sense of documents in the digital age.New York. Arcade Publishing
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  27. Introduction to “Information”.
    1. Data, Information.
    2. How to search Information.
    3. Need of Information,
  28. Nature of Information.
  29. Introduction
  30. Nature of Information & Knowledge
  31. Introduction.
  32. Types                          
  33. Library,
  34. Introduction to Libraries,
  35. Sections, Functions , Role
  36. Library & Information Profession.
  37. Introduction.
  38. Functions
  39. Role of Organization of information
  40. Library and Profession
  41. Introduction.
  42. Components
  43. Information Society.
  44. Communication and information management.
  45. Social information. 
  46. Economic aspects of information.
  47. Information policy.
  48. Freedom of information.
  49. Information privacy.
  50. DDC. UDC.LC


    Topics and Readings

    Books with Page No


    Data, Information, Knowledge, How to use information



    Nature of information and knowledge. Library and Information Profession,



    Information System



    Information need and importance



    Economic aspects of information.



    Communication and information management. Social information.



    Information policy.



    Freedom of information.



    Information privacy.



    Universal Decimal Classification System



    Library of Congress Classification Scheme



    Intellectual property.



    Online information retrieval, Search processes, Searching and browsing