• Background: 

    The Library & Information Science is a discipline of disciplines which is changing its dimensions into interdisciplinary role of sciences, technology and management and its applications to develop various techniques, tools, skills and human resources to manage Information and induce knowledge to tune with global needs with its vision and significance to Knowledge Society. The department is growing and moving with the positive environment created by the learning teaching and research activities by the University. Together with a growing university, the department of Library &Information Science seeks the similar inspiration and support to strengthen all its activities in making this a as a model department in the country.

    Origin:

    The department of Library & Information Science started in the year 2011-12 as the new addition to the school of Applied Science, RCU Belagavi. With Vision, continues efforts and hard work of Prof. B R Ananthan, Vice-Chancellor, Rani Channamma University a full-fledged two year integrated course was established which had an over whelming response. With initiative support of the guest faculties and to a new full-fledged team of faculties have enhanced to handle the responsibilities of the department at various levels.

    Development:

    The department has total of 20 in take, with full enrolment to first semester and subsequent semesters. The department has setup action plans for each semester and worked accordingly for the accomplishment of various activities. The department is continuously adapting, changes to all emerging developments in the field of Library and Information Sciences by integrating newer concepts by designing, developing and diffusing knowledge to learning methods.

    Vision:

    Imparting quality Library & Information science education and training to the students with latest trends and applications by developing tools and techniques;

    Development:

    Creating and developing “ skilled manpower for managing Information” for the nation;

    Goals and Objectives of the Department:

    The highlights of the department are as follows:

    • State- of art Syllabus: In view of the development in the field of activities of the library and information Science, the Department has revised the syllabus of M.L.I.Sc. PG Course;
    • Workshops were organized on Library Automation and Networking;
    • Planning for an “Union Catalogue database” of all affiliated colleges of Rani Channamma University,Belagavi;
    • Special Lectures were organized by Subject experts for the benefits of the students;
    • The teaching staffs of the department are involved themselves in research activities and have presented good numbers of papers in national and International Journals, conference and workshop proceedings;
    • The department has setup RCU-LISA (Rani Channamma University – Library and Information Science Association);
    • The department is planning to collaborate with global universities to have MOU’s, exchange programs and to enhance research activities in library and information science.

    Action Plans:


    The department is getting ready for new academic activities such as::

     

    • Research and development through Doctoral degree programs;
    • PG diploma course in digital library and information management (PGDLIM);
    • National and International seminars on latest trends in the area of Library & Information Science;
    • Assisting automation project of all affiliated colleges of Rani Channamma University and networking all libraries- “RCULIBNET”;
    • Brining out a national Journal on Library & Information Science discipline;
    • Publications of Series of books on LIS;
    • RCU-LISA : An active professional association of students and alumina of Department of LIS will be involved in development of library professionals through foundation lectures series periodically @RCU, Belagavi.
  • Dr. Vinayak M Bankapur

    Chairman @ Associate Professor,

    Department of Library & Information Science,

    School Of Applied Science,

    Rani Channamma University,

    Belagavi -591156

    Ph:0836-2565217
    Email : bankapur @ rcub.ac.in
    chairman_dlisc @ rcub.ac.in

    Associate Professors

    Prof. Vinayak M Bankapur

    Email:bankapur@rcub.ac.in

    Assistant Professors

    Dr. Kiran Savanur

    Dr. Kiran Savanur

    Email:savanur@rcub.ac.in

    Dr. Maranna. O.

    Dr. Maranna. O.

    Email:maranna@rcub.ac.in.

    Mr. Ramesh Kuri

    Mr. Ramesh Kuri

    Email:rameshkuri@rcub.ac.in

  • Sl. No.

    Course/Subject Title

    Semester end Exam

    Internal Assessment

    Total Marks

    Credits

    Teaching Hours

    SEMESTER 1

    1.1

    Foundation of Library & Information Science

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    1.2

    Knowledge organization Inf. Processing-Basics (Classification and Cataloguing) (Theory)

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    1.3

    Knowledge organization Inf. Processing-Basics (Classification and Cataloguing) (Practicals)

    80

    20

    100

    4

    8

    1.4

    Information Sources

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    1.5

    Information Technology Basics

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    1.6

    Information Technology Practical

    80

    20

    100

    4

    8

    1.7

    Personality Development and Communication skills

    40

    10

    50

    2

    2

    SEMESTER 2

    2.1

    Management of Library and Information Centres

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    2.2

    Information Systems and Services

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    2.3

    Knowledge organization Inf. Processing-Advanced (Classification and Cataloguing) (Theory)

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    2.4

    Knowledge organization Inf. Processing-Basics (Classification and Cataloguing) (Practicals)

    80

    20

    100

    4

    8

    2.5

    Library Automation (Theory)

    40

    10

    50

    2

    2

    2.6

    Library Automation (Practicals)

    40

    10

    50

    2

    4

    2.7

    Library Visits and Interaction

    40

    10

    50

    2

    4

    Open Electives : 2.8 1. Information Literacy 2. Knowledge Management
    SEMESTER 3

    3.1

    Information and Communication Studies

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    3.2

    Information consolidation, storage and retrieval

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    3.3

    Research Methodology

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    3.4

    Information Technology (Applications)

    40

    10

    50

    2

    2

    3.5

    Information Technology (Practicals)

    40

    10

    50

    2

    4

    3.6

    Specialization 1. Academic Libraries 2. Public Libraries 3. Special Libraries

    80

    20

    100

    4

    8

    3.7

    Library User Services (Practicals)

    40

    10

    50

    2

    4

    3.8 Open Electives : 1. Information Sources and Services. 2. E-Resources
    SEMESTER 4

    4.1

    Networking and Internet Technology

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    4.2

    Digital Library and Information Management

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    4.3

    Digital Library and Information Management (Practicals) D-space, Greenstone

    80

    20

    100

    4

    8

    4.4

    Scientometrics

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    4.5

    Specializations 1. Content Management System 2. Web Technology 3. Library Public Relations

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    4.6

    Dissertation & Viva – Voce

    80

    20

    100

    4

    4

    4.7

    Report of Study Tour (All India)

    25

    25

    50

    2

    2

  • Research:

    Research plays a key role in the development of Library and Information Science as a profession and also as a discipline with advances gains a stature through its theory and research, as well as through those who contribute to the advancement of its theory and research. The Department of Library and Information Science of the University has visualized research in the field of Library and Information Science as innovations for all practical know-how. Hence the Department aims at:

    • Understanding and promoting library research by exploring the problems and issues involved library and trying to take them.
    • Motivating and encouraging library professionals to take up research activities.
    • Building research capacity in Library and Information Science Professionals.
    • Inducing in to practice, the outcomes of the research in the society.
    • Regularly investigating of new trends in Library and Information Science research activities.
    • Focusing on external support in continuation of research.
    • Articulating a strategies approach to Library and Information Science research activities.
    • Enriching resources relevant to Library and Information Science research building a repository.
    • Disseminating the innovations in Library and Information Science and improving recognition of Library and Information Science research knowledge within the profession by organizing Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.

     

  • Activities:

    • Firstly RCU-LISA arranged a get-together well-come party to the fresher’s of the department on 1st October – 2012. In this function Prof. H.D.Patil was the Chief Guest and Also inaugurated the RCU-LISA and Advised the students and wish the RCU-LISA for its future endeavors.
    • RCU-LISA Conducted a special lecture by inviting eminent scholar in the library and information field: Dr. Carlos Fernandez, Curator, State Central Library, Panaji. Role of Public Libraries in Nation Building- On 14th December – 2012.
    • Based on Students Desire, the RCU-LISA took interest in making the Uniforms to the students for the first time. It has surveyed many department uniforms o f this university and other LIS departments in the State and finally came with the design of the uniform which was prepared by the nominal cost and is well accepted and appreciated by all the LIS departments of the state.
    • During 22nd to 24th January, RCU_LISA Conducted the study tour to Goa and Dharwad as a Part of Academic Activity. The Students under the care of teachers have visited four different and well-known libraries, especially the newly constructed State Central Public Library of Goa and BITS Goa Library, National Institute of Oceanography in the Field of Ocean sciences along with Goa University, Library. The Department of Library and information Science. Center for Multi-Disciplinary Research.
  • Resources:

    • The University Library is the laboutry for the all resources for the students of library & Information Science. The Department has different tools for teaching aids required for the library and information science students ;
    • Computer Lab Facility for the library & Information Science students
    • Special Collections on Library & information Science
  • The department of library & Information Science has an association “RCU-LISA” which is constantly engaged in professional development activities and special lecture series are organized regularly by inviting library professionals from various universities, institutions, industries in and around India and abroad.

    The following are the recent programs organized by the RCU-LISA :

    • Library Week organized;
    • Librarian’s Day
    • Special Lecture by

     

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Vidya Sangama,
P B R H - 4,

Belagavi - 591156
www.rcub.ac.in