Document Processing and organisation

Start Date
01/07/2018

End Date
31/12/2018

Enrollment End Date
31/12/2018

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1107 students

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Jaideep Sharma
Indira Gandhi National Open University
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Course Language
English
Course Type
Scheduled
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Course Category
Library and Information Science
Learning Path
Certificate
Course Length
60 Hours
Weekly time commitments
5 Hours
Course Completion
Yes, after passing all tests. View Certificate
Exam Date
To be announced
Credits
4

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Overview

The course covers various aspect related to processing and organising documents in a library, It is divided into three parts, viz. Classification, Cataloguing and Filing & Shelving. The part on classification inttroduces the learner to the concept, need and purpose of classification. It also discusses the steps to assigning class numbers to documents. DDC is a widely used scheme of classification. The course explains in detail the structure of the scheme and its application. Starting with the concept of cataloguing, objectives, purpose and functions of cataloguing the course describes the process of cataloguing. There is a discussion on the forms of a library catalogue and kinds of  entries. AACR-2R, one of the most used cataloguing code is explained in detail including a discussion on its structure and cataloguing of different kinds of documents. Once the books have been classified and catalogued, they need to be filed. There is a discussion on the rules for filing (ALA and CCC). Maintenance of processed is discussed under shelving  and shelf rectification. Principles and different systems of stacking have been presented with suitable illustrations. 

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Faculty

Jaideep Sharma


Prof. Jaideep Sharma is a professor in the Faculty of Library and Information Science (LIS). He has a prior experience of working in the face-to-face mode of teaching for 14 years before joining IGNOU in the year 2003. Prof. Sharma has a doctoral degree in the area of Professional Competencies and Education for LIS in India. His area of specialization is Information Processing and Retrieval. Currently, he is also working as University librarian of IGNOU.

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