Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board
Part A: General Knowledge
Part B: Library and Information Science and Basic Knowledge of Computer
Concept of library, information and society, Information society, Library as a social institution, Types of libraries: Academic, Special and Public, National library of India, Five laws of library science and their implications, Concept of information literacy, Library movement in India, Library legislation, Library acts in India, Intellectual property rights and law, Censorship, Extension activities and public relation work, Role and activities of I.L.A., IFLA and UNESCO and RRRLF, Library resource sharing.
Library Classification and Cataloguing:
Definition, need, purpose and function, Notation: Types and qualities, Main features of Colon Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification Schemes, Principles of helpful sequence, General aspects of common isolates/standard sub-divisions, Devices used in C. C. and D.D. C., Steps in practical classification, Library Cataloguing: Definition, need, purpose and function, History of Classified Catalogue Code and Anglo American Cataloguing Rules, Kinds of entries: Main entry and added entries of Classified Catalogue Code, Kind of catalogue: Classified and dictionary, Physical and inner forms of catalogue, Subject cataloguing and chain procedure, OPAC.
Library Organisation and Management:
General and scientific principles of management and their implication to library administration, Function of administration, Sections of a library: Acquisition section -Book selection, procedure and accessioning, Technical processing section (Classification and Cataloguing of books), Periodical section, Circulation section: Newark and Browne, Maintenance: Open access system, care and repair (binding) of books and journals, Stock rectification and verification, Library display, Library rules, Library statistics, Budgeting.
Reference Service and Information Sources:
Reference and information Services: Need and purpose, Ready reference service, Long range reference service, Initiation, Reference service in School and public library, Organisation ..of reference department, Qualities of a reference librarian, CAS and SDI, Information Sources: Need and types: Primary, secondary and tertiary.
Basics of Computer:
Introduction to computer-Characteristics, use, and types of computers, Computer generations, and computer architecture: Hardware, input and output devices, Software: Need, purpose and types, Operating system, Library software: Proprietary, Open source software, Role of library automation, Use of Internet in libraries, Electronic Resources: e-Books, e-Journals, databases.
Scheme of Examination 2020