APPSC Collegiate Education Service Exam Scheme and Syllabus for Librarian SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Type) Paper Subject No. Of Questions Duration Minutes Maximum Marks Paper - I General Studies & Mental Ability (Degree standard) 150 150 150 Paper…
APPSC Collegiate Education Service Exam Scheme and Syllabus for Librarian
SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION
|WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective Type)
||No. Of Questions
|Paper – I
||General Studies & Mental Ability (Degree standard)
|Paper – II
||Library & Information Science (Master Degree standard)
|N.B.1: As per G.O.Ms. No.235 Finance (HR-1, Plg & Policy) Dept, Dt: 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question in all Objective type papers.
PAPER-I: GENERAL STUDIES AND MENTAL ABILITY
- Events of national and international
- Current affairs- international, national and
- General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary developments in Science & Technology and information
- Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
- Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra
- Economic development in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra
- Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra
- Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of
- Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection
- Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data
- Data Analysis:
- Tabulation of data
- Visual representation of data
- Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean, median, mode, variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation
- Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.
PAPER – II
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE INFORMATION, COMMUNICATON AND SOCIETY
Information. information science, Information Society, Knowledge. SocietyInformation transfer cycle- Information generation , collection, Storage and Dissemination Data, Information and Knowledge.Communication -Channels , Barriers.
Intellectual Property Rights-Concept , Copyright, Censorship-Print and non-Print media Information.
Technology Act, Right to Information Act National Information Policy in India National Knowledge Commission
FOUNDATIONS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Five Laws of library Science.
Types of Libraries and their functions Role of UGC on Academic libraries.
A.PLibrary Movement and Library legislation in India with special reference to A P.P.L.A.1960 Library Extension Services.
Library and Information science education in India Library Association in India, UK And USA.
ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, APLA SIS, LA and ALA.
Library association organizations and information centres at national and nternational level- RRRLF, NASSDOC,NISCAIR, DESIDOC, IFLA and UNESCO.
Source of information-Primary , secondary and tertiary-Documentary and non-documentary References Socures-Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical Sources,Year Book/ Almanacs, Directories, and Hand books, Statistical (salient features and evaluation).
Bibliographical Sources-bibliographies, Union, Catalogue, indexing and Abstracting, Journal (salient features and evaluation).
E-Documents . e-Books E-Journals.
Database-Bibliography, Numeric and full text evaluation DBMS, CDS/ISIS, WINISIS.
information services : Types
Bibliographic services, Indexing and Abstracting services, CAS, SDI, Online Services, Document Delivery Services, referral services.
User Education and User Studies.
Information Seeking Behaviour and Information Needs.
INFORMATION PROCESSING : (Classification and Cataloguing )
Organization of knowledge/information Modes of formation of subjects.
Library classification-Canons laws and Principles.
Notational System, Fundamental categories, Call Number, isolates Library classification Schemes-DDC, UDC, and CC.
Library Cataloguing-Canons, laws and Principles Library cataloguing codes-CCC and AACR_II Bibliographic standards : ISBD, MARC and CCF Indexing ; Pre-Coordinate , Post-Coordinate.
Vocabulary control-: Thesaurus, lists of Subjects Headings Database-: Search Strategies, Boolean Operators Knowledge Management.
Management-Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought.
Planning , Organisational Structure ,Delegation of authority, Decision-making System study-Analysis, evaluation and design.
Collection Development-Books Serials, non-book, Material Selection Acquisition Maintenance, ISBN, ISSN.
Human resources Management-Manpower, planning, job analysis, Job description, selection, recruitment, Motivation, Training and development, Staff Manual , Leadership and performance evaluation.
Financial Management-resources generation, types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost-Benefit analysis PERT, CPM.
Library Buildings and equipments.
Marketing information product and services Total quality management (TQM).
FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Components of IT, Software and Hardware, storage devices.
Software – Operating Systems – Single User, Multi User. Types of Application Software Client — Server Technology: Different types of Servers.
Communication Technology: Telecommunications. Modem.
Switching Systems: Circular, Message and PSS. Gateways, Ethernet, Hub/Switches. Communication Media.
Electronic / Digital Information.
Digital Collection, Digital Rights Management. Digitization.
Software & hardware used for digitization. Image Formats (JPEG, GIF / BMP).
Management of e-resources. web 2.0
Communication Tools and Techniques:
Fax, E-mail, Tele Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Voice Mail. Hyper Text and Hyper Media. List Serve / Electronic groups.
Open Source and Proprietary Software.
Digital Standards – Standards, Protocols and Formats. Interoperability.
Internet Communication: Internet Communication. Features and Developments. Internet Connectivity: Types.
Data Security: Virus – Security Methods.
LIBRARY AUTOMATION AND NETWORKS
Library Automation -Areas of automation, planning, Hardware and Software selection , OPAC Networking -Concepts Topologies, Types-LAN, MAN, And WAN.
Resource Sharing and Networks-ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, OCLC, INFLIBNET : Library Consortia Internet-Components, Services Browsing-Web browser, Search Engine, Meta-Data, Digital Object Identifies (DOI).
National and international information system-NISSAT, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC Regional Information Systems.
Library Automation and Digital Library Softwares.
Types of Research Scientific Method
Hypothesis , Data Collection methods : Sampling techniques
Methods of Research-Historical , Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative, delphi and experimental methods
Statistical Methods, Data Analysis Report Writing
Research Methods in library and Information Science and Services Bibliometrics, scientometrics and webometrics