KNOW YOUR LIBRARY
By NehaSinghal, M.philScholar, Dpt. of LIS, DU
A Library is an organized collection of documents with an aim to preserve them and make them available for use to a defined community. (service-oriented)
The word is derived from the latinword liber, ‘’a book’’. but now in 21stcentury the boundary has expanded and collection is no longer limited to only books.
It can have: Periodicals,newspapers,manuscripts,films,maps,prints, documents,microform,CDs,cassettes,videotapes,DVDs, Blu-ray Discs,e-books,audiobooks,databases, and other formats.
MULTIPLE ROLES OF LIBRARY: Why to visit libraries?
Supplements classroom studies
Preservation of knowledge
PRINCLIPLES OF LIBRARY
5 LAWS given by Dr. S.R Ranganathan(Father of Library science)
Books are for use
Every reader his/her book
Every book its reader
Save the time of the reader
Library is a growing organism
Different sections of a library
Acquisition SectionTechnical Section
Periodical SectionReference Section
Reprography (Photocopying) Section
Arrangement of documents cannot be random.
Thus, classification is necessary. It means systematic grouping of things.
Two important schemes:
Colon classification (CC)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)
Overview of DDC
000Generalities100Philosophy & psychology200Religion300Social sciences400Language500Natural sciences & mathematics600Technology (Applied sciences) 700 The arts800Literature 900Geography & history
CALL NUMBER –Address of book
•Indicates the subject of book
•Acts as an unique identifier
•Indicates type of collection to which book belongs.
In order to know what document is available in library and where it can be located, a ‘’catalogue’’ is a must.
Online Public Access Catalogue
It is an online database or record of materials held by a library
User can search for a document by entering a ‘’search’’ term which can be author name, title, publisher, subject topics etc.
Some Public Libraries in Delhi
Delhi Public Library, ChandniChowk
Marwari Library, ChandniChowk
PurshottamDas library, LajpatNagar
HardayalSingh Muncipallibrary, ChandniChowk
DayalSingh Library, I.T.O
RamakrishnanMission Library, PanchkuiaRoad
Dr. Vijay Pal Memorial Library, KeshavPuram
Library of Amartya, South Delhi
American Centre Library, C.P
British Council Library, C.P
Useful online tools
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Library science as a career option
Universities/colleges/schools and other academic institutions
News agencies and organizations
Information centers/documentation centers
Museums and galleries