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Semester I
Semester I$20.00
LISC 41464
LISC 41464 $20.00
Information Science, Services and Sources
Information Science, Services and Sources $20.00
Credit 4
Credit 4$20.00
Course Aims:

Intended Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students will be able acquire the following skills and competencies

  • Distinguish the fundamental constituents of information science, services and sources with particular reference to web based services and sources
  • Describe the types and nature of information required for different clients and communities
  • Design and develop elements required for information policies
  • Produce information sources required for varied demands and ICT based environments
  • Use of information sources
  • Analyze information needs and evaluating information services and sources.

Course Content: (Main topics, Sub topics)

Information Science and the linkage and use with other disciplines; Information: definitions, theories, types, qualities, nature, needs and users of information; Information ethics; information explosion; Information policy: national and international; Information for social change ; information marketing ; Information service, concepts, definitions, nature and scope; Information services, techniques, sources and new trends : printed, non printed and web based sources ; Nature and characteristics of information sources, criteria for selection and evaluation of different types of information sources.

Teaching /Learning Activities: 

Lectures/ Tutorials/ Presentations/ Practical sessions/ Creative activities

Assessment Strategy:

Continuous Assessment


Final Assessment



Quizzes 10%, Assignment 20%, Attendance

Individual Assignment

Class Test 10%











Recommended Reading:

  • Angeletos, G. & Pavan, A. (2007), Policy with Dispersed Information [Electronic Resource], National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge.

  • Chand, K. (1996), Information Marketing: Status & Prospects, Batra Book Service, New Delhi.

  • Chowdhury, G. G. & Chowdhury, S. (2011), Information Users and Usability in the Digital Age, Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., New York.

  • Gregory, V. L. (2006), Selecting and Managing Electronic Resources: A how-to-do-It Manual for Librarians, Neal-Schuman Publishers, New York.

  • Liu, C. (1994), Managing Internet Information Services, O’Reilly & Associates, Sebastopo.

  • McDougald, D. (1997), Information Services for Secondary Schools, Greenwood Press, Westport.

  • Miller, W. & Pellen, R. M. (2006), Evolving Internet Reference Resources, Haworth Information Press, Binghamton.

  • Morrison, A. M. (2008), Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices, American Library Association, Chicago. 

  • Patel, F. (2011), Information Technology, Development, and Social Change, Routledge, New York.                       

  • Throp, C. (2010), What’s It about? : Information Around us, Heinemann Library, Chicago.



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