x, 368p., 23 cm. (Kumar's Curriculum Series in Library and information Science, 13)
Agricultural Librarianship is a well-established and fast expanding area in library and information science. Keeping this mind, an elective paper is suggested at Master of Library and Information Science in the UGC Model Curriculum, 2002. This book is written with an orientation to the curriculum requirements of teachers and students, as well as professional tiding of practicing agricultural librarians. Gives an overview of origin and growth of agriculture and agricultural research in India; agricultural libraries and their types. A full account of information sources and services in agriculture with special reference to India is given. Gives a detailed account of services provided to teachers, researchers and agriculturists, special emphasis is given on information diffusion process and agencies in agriculture. National ad international information systems operational in India are described in detail. A fair account of agricultural librarianship profession in India and its development is given. This book will prove useful to students of library science and practicing agricultural librarians in India.