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Syllabus of Osmania University BLISc - Paper 3 - Library Cataloguing (Theory)

Unit-1:

LIBRARY CATALOGUE:
Definition, need, objectives and functions.

LIBRARY CATALOGUE & SIMILAR OTHER TOOLS:
Bibliographies, indexes, accession lists and shelf list.

TYPES OF LIBRARY CATALOGUES:
Physical / Outer forms: (Book, Sheaf, Card, Computerized Catalogues, Microform Catalogues)

Inner forms (Dictionary, Classified and Alphabetico-Classed).

Unit-2:

AACR-2R and CCC : Features.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CATALOGUE ENTRIES AND THEIR FUNCIONS:

Main Entry, Added Entries, (including Book Index Entries, Class Index Entries).
Reference Entries -- Cross Reference Entry and Cross Reference Index Entry. Elements of information in each type of Entries.

NORMATIVE PRINCIPLES – Laws, Canons and Principles.

Unit-3:

SUBJECT CATALOGUING : Concept, purpose.
SUBJECT INDEXING : Tools and techniques. Meaning, Objectives of subject entries; Methods of subject analysis and assigning of Subject Headings – Standard Lists of Subject Headings -- LC subject headings and Sears List of Subject Headings. Chain Procedure. Thesaurus.

Indexing techniques: Meaning, purpose. Pre-coordinate indexing – Chan indexing, PRECIS, KWIC, and KWOC. Post-coordinate indexing – Uniterm Indexing. Citation Indexing.

Unit-4:

CENTRALISED CATALOGUING:

Meaning and objectives. Pre-natal cataloguing, cataloguing in publication / cataloguing in source. Database as a source of cataloguing.

UNION CATALOGUES: Definition, use and functions.
OPAC. Web Based Catalogues.
Use of Internet in Cataloguing. Impact of IT on Cataloguing.

Unit-5:

STANDARDIZATION IN CATALOGUING – Need, Purpose.
Standards -- ISBD (M), ISBD(S) AND ISBD (NBM).
FILING AND ARRANGEMENT OF CATALOGUE ENTRIES: Classified and Alphabetical. Rules for filing of Entries.

Trends in Cataloguing.

Select Reading:

1. Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloguing and Classification, ISE. New York: McGraw Hill, 1995.
2. Girja Kumar and Krishan Kumar. Theory of Cataloging. 5th ed. New Delhi : Vikas, 1988.
3. Needham, CD. Organisation of knowledge and libraries: an introduction to classification and cataloguing. 2nd ed. London : Andre Deutsch, 1971.
4. Sengupta, B. Cataloguing : its theory and practice. 3rd ed. Calcutta : World Press, 1975.
5. Sharp, Henry A. Cataloguing : a Text book for use in libraries. 4th ed. London : Grafton, 1948.
6. Tripathi, SM. Modern cataloguing theory and practice. 2nd ed. Agra : Shivlal Agarwal & Co. 1978.
7. Vishwanathan, CG. Cataloguing : Theory and practice. 5th ed. Lucknow : Print House, 1983.
8. Rajan, TN. Indexing techniques. Calcutta : IALIC, 1981.
9. Guha, B. Documentation and information. 2nd ed. Calcutta : World Press, 1983.
10. Hunter, EJ. Computerized Cataloguing. London : Clive Bingley, 1985.
11. Coats, EJ. Subject cataloguing. London : LA, 1960.
12. ALA Rules for filing Catalog Cards. Chicago : ALA, 1968.
13. Hunter, EJ and Bakewell, KGB. Cataloguing. 2nd rev. ed. London : Clive Bingley, 1983.
14. Wynar, Bhohdan S. Introduction to Cataloguing and Classification. 7th ed. Littleton : Libraries Unlimited, 1985.
15. Choudhary, GG. Information retrieval systems. Calcutta : IASLIC, 1995.
16. Krishan Kumar. Cataloguing. New Dehi : Har Anand, 1993.
17. Chakrborthy, AR and Chakraborthy, B. Indexing : Principles, processes and producers. Calcuttqa : World Press, 1984.
18. Varma, AK. Trends in subject indexing. Delhi : Mittal, 1984.
19. J. H. Bowman. Essential Cataloguing. London : Facet, 2003.

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