Paper IV: Information Technology Applications (paper I)

Unit 1: Library Automation
• Planning and implementation of library automation : ICT Infrastructure,
Selection of Hardware and Software
• Automation of in-house operations: acquisition, cataloguing, circulation,
serial control, OPAC and administration.

Unit 2: Library Automation Software packages
• Software packages : SOUL, Libsuite, Libsys, Slim
• Open Source Softwares: KOHA, New-GenLib

Unit 3: Communication Technology
• Basics of Communication technology
• Transmission media
• Switching Systems
• Communication Modes: Conventional & Modern

Unit 4: Network Media
• UTP, optical fiber, Network interface card,
Hubs, Routers, Modem and Gateways.
• OSI Models, ISDN, Wireless LAN