The Department of Library and Information Science was established in the year 2000. It has conducted one-year Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.Sc.) course in 2001 the college took another leap to open M.Lib.I.Sc. and the department got an extension Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.).

Library and Information Science Today

Present era, specially the latter half of 20th century has seen an unprecedented boom in the production of documents in almost all fields of knowledge, especially in Science and Technology. The ever increasing bulk of recorded information available in book form, non-book form or electronic form together with satellite data has created a formidable phenomenon called 'Knowledge or Information Explosion' or more appropriately, 'Information Revolution'. Under the circumstances, users find themselves at their wits end to know what is published where and how to gain access to required piece of information pin pointedly, exhaustively and expeditiously. Consequently, libraries as information centers and librarians as Information Scientists have attained significant positions in the modern society.

Inadequacy of traditional methods of information handling have recently led to the growing use of computer and communication technologies in the storage and retrieval of information and its communication through various networks at local, national and international level. In fact, the traditional view of the library, as a store of information held locally, is being eroded as the library is becoming a gateway to information resources worldwide.

The computer based services that have transformed a modern library into electronic library include access to information- local and remote databases through INTERNET, INTRANET, CD Networks, e-books, e-journals, computerized in-house library operations (such as acquisition, classification, cataloguing, circulation serial control etc.) In addition to electronic mail, file transfer, Barcode and other multimedia technologies. Of late the new concept such as ‘Library without walls’, ‘Virtual Library’, ‘Electronic Library’ and ‘Digital Library’ has emerged. The resources of such libraries are available in digital form and can be accessed from any corner of the globe. These advances have not only revolutionized the discipline but also compelled the library professionals to equip themselves with the latest information and communication technologies.

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