Nitesh Kumar Verma, Nitesh Kumar Verma, Nitesh Kumar Verma, Nitesh Kumar Verma,

Unit 1.1: Information: Concept, Characteristics, and Nature.

Unit 1.2: Conceptual difference between Data, Information and Knowledge.

Unit 1.3: Modes of Information Generation: Observation, Thought Process, Experimentation, Processing of Data, Event, Evolution, & Dream.

Unit 1.4: Forms of Information: Oral, Pictorial Printed & Digitized.

Unit 2.1: Communication: Concepts and Nature.

Unit 2.2: Communication and its types.

Unit 2.3: Communication Process: Element and Cycle.

Unit 2.4: Communication Models: Shannon and Weaver's, Lasswell's, and Wilbur Schramm's.

Unit 3.1 Communication Channels in Information Centers: Oral, Written and Visual.

Unit 3.2 Communication Barriers.

Unit 3.3 Trends in Scientific Communication.

Unit 3.4 Changing role of Library and Information Centres in Information Society.

Unit 4.1: Information Society: Concept, Definition. Perceptions.

Unit 4.2: Dynamics of change in societies: Societal Change, Rapidity of Change & Agent of Change.

Unit 4.3: Impact of Information/ Knowledge on Different Sectors: Education and Training, Research and Development, Media, Government, Business and Industry and Daily Life of People.

Unit 5.1: Knowledge Management: Definition, Changing Scenario and Driving Forces in Knowledge Management.

Unit 5.2: Knowledge Management System: Definition, Practical Approach and Strategies, Richness versus Reach.

Unit 5.3: Library and Information Science Professional as knowledge professional, Preparing knowledge workers and the future.

Unit 5.4: Knowledge Society: Features of Emerging Knowledge Society.

Unit 1.1 & 1.2 : Information Systems: Concept, Definition, Characteristics, Types and Components.

Unit 1.3 : Broad Areas of Operations of Information Systems.

Unit 2.1 : National Organizations and Programs.

Unit 2.2 : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Unit 2.3 : Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

Unit 2.4 : Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Unit 2.5 : Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Unit 2.6 : Department of Science & Technology (DST).

Unit 3.1 : National Information Systems: Functions and features.

Unit 3.2 : National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC).

Unit 3.3 : National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR).

Unit 3.4 : Defence Scientific Information and Documentation Centre (DESIDOC).

Unit 3.5 : Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET).

Unit 3.6 : Developing Library Network (DELNET).

Unit 4.1 : The Small Enterprises National Documentation Centre (SENDOC).

Unit 4.2 : Environmental Information System (ENVIS).

Unit 4.3 : National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Unit 4.4 : South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Unit 5.1 : International Information Systems: Functions, features and Services.

Unit 5.2 : International Information System of Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS).

Unit 5.3 : International Nuclear Information System (INIS).

Unit 5.4 : Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS).

Unit 5.5 : Information, Service for Physics Engineering and Computing (INSPEC).