Course Objectives

  • To develop an understanding about the concepts of Information Technology
  • To understand and apply the basic vocabulary and principles of computer software’s, hardware’s, networks, databases and operating systems
  • To develop the ability to effectively use and search on the Internet
  • To develop the skills in using computers and some of the basic application software’s e.g. (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc.)

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Computer Hardware’s and Software’s
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases and Database Management Systems (DBMS)
  • Computer Networks and Networking
  • Programming Languages
  • RFID Technology
  • Introduction to Internet
  • Need of Information Technology in Libraries
  • Search Engines and searching on the Internet (Hands-on Practice)
  • Word Processing Software (Hands-on Practice of MS Word)
  • Spreadsheets (Hands-on Practice of MS Excel)
  • Presentation software (Hands-on Practice of MS PowerPoint)
  • MS Publisher (Hands-on Practice)
  • Online Electronic Databases (Hands-on Practice)

Recommended Readings

  1. Norton, P. (2000). Peter Norton's introduction to computers. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
  2. Williams, Brian K. (2007). Using information technology. BOST: McGraw Hill International.
  3. Mahmood, Khalid (1998). Information technology in libraries. Lahore: Pak Book Corporation.
  4. Rajaraman, V. (2018). Introduction to information Technology. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Austin, K. M., & Bergkvist, L. N. (2017). Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016. Goodheart-Willcox Co.