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UGC Library and Information Science-Paper II

Library and Information Science-Paper II
1998 | 2000 [June and December]
June, 2000

1. In CC, the principle that helps in the identification of personality category is
o Cow-calf principle
o Whole-organ principle
o Neti-neti principle
o Later-in-time principle

2. In DDC Phoenix schedules represent
o classes which are slightly modified
o classes which are completely changed
o classes to be modified in the future
o classes not to be modified

3. What is the relationship between ISBD and Cataloguing Codes?
o They are not related at all
o Cataloguing codes will include bibliographic description
o ISBD includes cataloguing rules
o ISBD can replace cataloguing codes

4. Which one of the following is not a part of the MARC record structure?
o Leader
o Directory
o Record terminator
o Check digit

5. Which of the following combinations is wrong
o PRECIS-Dreck Austin-BNB
o KWIC-H.P. Luhn-Chemical titles
o Citation Indexing-Eugene Garfield-SCI
o Relational indexing-E.J. Coates-Biological Abstracts

6. Citation indexing was first developed in the field of
o Science
o Mathematics
o Law
o Social sciences

7. In a thesaurus, under an item "Internal Migration", which of the following lines would you expect to find
o BT Migration
o NT Rural-to-Urgan Migration
o RT International Migration
o All of the above

8. The PERT approach is a device developed to
o Better utilize of time in a series of activities
o Allow studies to be made between people and machine
o Analyse a workflow to facilitate decision-making
o Establish quality control

9. The acronym "POSDCORB" was coined by
o Gulick and Urwick
o Taylor
o Mayo
o Gilberths

10. The basic theory regarding human motivation is propounded by
o Taylor
o Maslow
o Mayo
o Likert

11. The method of budgeting, which is not concerned with what happened previously but is more concerned with the requirements of the future is known as
o Line Budget
o Programme Budget
o Formula Budget
o Zero Based Budget

12. Among the different Boolean operators "AND" is used
o to widen the search
o to narrow the search
o to begin the search
o to end the search

13. Which of the following is not a secondary source of information
o An encyclopedia
o A textbook
o A biographical dictionary
o Patents

14. Which of the following reference source will you consult to locate information on the Pokharn test?
o Encyclopedia of Britannica
o Asian Recorder
o Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
o Dictionary of National Biography

15. Information about Indian research studies on bakery and milling is input to IFIS through
o The Central Rice Research Institute
o Indian Agricultural Research Institute
o National Institute of Nutrition
o Central Food Technological Research Institute

16. Which of the following is not an example of Current Awareness Service (CAS)?
o An Indexing Bulletin
o Current Contents
o A Reading List

17. Non-bibliographic Database contain
o Numeric Data
o Textual Data
o Visual Data
o All of the above

18. Indexing and abstracting sources are available in print, optical and online. Among the three formats there is usually
o a difference in price, but not capability
o no difference in price, but difference in capability
o a difference both in price and in capability
o no difference in price or capability

19. In an empirical study on the impact of television viewing on violence, violence would be
o the dependent variable
o an independent variable
o an intervening variable
o not a variable at all

20. A big difference between the mean and median is an indication that
o there is a mistake in the calculation
o the calculation is correct
o there is a wide variation in the data
o None of the above

21. Which of the following research methods is useful in a study on measuring the active life of periodicals
o Survey
o Citation Analysis
o Interview
o Case study

22. Which of the following types of memory is volatile

23. Which of the following is not a programming language

24. When you create a worksheet in CDS/ISIS you are defining
o the external user view
o the internal file structure
o the conceptual frame
o All of the above

25. UNESCO's information programme is known as

26. Which of the following networks does not have its own tele-communication infrastructure

27. OPAC stands for
o Online Public Access Catalogue
o Online Periodicals Access Centre
o Online Patents Access Centre
o None of the above

28. In a communication model, noise refers to
o loudness of signal
o lack of understanding between sender and receiver
o any disturbance which affects the transmission
o irrelevant information

29. Zero-growth libraries contradict the fifth law of library science. The statement is
o true, because no new books are added
o true, because the totla size of the bookstock is steady
o false, since the library may grow in other ways
o false, since there can be no zero-growth libraries

30. SENDOC is the national documentation centre for
o Science and Environment
o Sociology and Economics
o Sri Lanka
o Small Scale Enterprise

31. Extension services to the blind by a public library is justified by
o the fourth law of library science
o the fifth law of library science
o the first law of library science
o all the laws of library science

32. The table standard subdivision helps a classification scheme
o to ensure consistency
o to add mnemonic value
o both the above
o None of the above

33. Which of the following names are associated with Post-Coordinate indexing
o Taube, Mooers, Batten
o Taube, Austin, Coats
o Taube, Austin, Garfield
o Mooers, Taube, Garfield

34. A document description is not found in a
o Catalogue entry
o Citation
o Bibliographic entry
o Class number

35. The following is not an example of re-packaging of information
o Trend report
o Catalogue
o Summary
o Digest

36. In UDC the inter-relationship between the two subjects is denoted by
o Ampersand followed by Roman Smalls
o A Colon
o Double Colon
o Hyphen

37. GOC helps libraries in determining
o foreign exchange rates
o names of foreign agents and vendors
o books available in the market
o which books to buy

38. In a library which of the following positions are line positions

a. Junior library assistant
b. Subject Specialist
c. Deputy Librarian
d. Systems Librarians
o (a) and (b)
o (a) and (c)
o (a) and (d)
o (b) and (d)
39. An organizational structure is determined by

a. span of control
b. hierarchy
c. space and location
o (a) and (b)
o (b) and (c)
o (a) and (c)
o All the factors

40. According to AACR-II, the heading of the main entry for conference proceeding edited by an individual is prepared under
o name of editor
o place of conference
o title of the volume
o name of the conference

41. The Indian National Bibliography does not include
o Books published in India in English
o Official reports
o Books on India, published abroad
o Books published in recognised Indian languages

42. The subject headings "Money" and "Inflation" are both used in a retrieval system
o be linked by a "see also" reference
o be linked by a "see" reference
o be linked by both "see" and "see also" references
o not be linked

43. The resource sharing strategy of a library may not include
o joint acquisition
o shared use
o exchange of materials
o restricted access

44. Which of the following is not a national library?
o Library of Congress
o British Library
o Bibliotheque Nationale
o Smithsonian Institute

45. UNESCO's Public Library Manifesto was last revised in
o 1990
o 1998
o 1997
o 1994

46. The ICCP did not lead to
o agreement on the need for uniformity and standards
o a defination of main entry
o a recognition of corporate authorship
o the development of MARC format

47. In KWIC index the keyword appears
o at the beginning of each entry
o at the centre of the line
o as the highlighted word
o at the end of the line

48. The relationship between the terms "Ship" and "Boats" is
o syntactic relationship
o semantic relationship
o both
o neither
49. Which of the following cannot be regarded as 'multimedia'
o A tape-slide programme
o A CD-ROM with text and visuals
o Microfilm
o A web page
50. Invisible colleges are
o networks of people interested in the same subject
o help in communication
o neither (1) nor (2)
o both (1) and (2)

December, 2000

1. The headquarters of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation is situtated at
o Delhi
o Calcutta
o Chennai
o Nagpur

2. The first library Act in India was passed and implemented in
o Maharashtra
o Andhra Pradesh
o Madras
o Karnataka

3. A number of devices that are related to recall and precision have been studied by
o Gilchrist
o Vickery
o Lancaster
o Ranganathan

4. User studies in Social sciences was carried out by
o Kuhn
o Brittain
o Line
o Allen

5. An entry that is made for the subject of a chapter in a book is referred to as
o Cross Refernece Entry
o Cross Reference Index Entry
o Class Index Entry
o Book Index Entry

6. The concept of UBC was introduced by
o LC

7. In Sears, List of Subject Headings preferred headings are indicated by
o Marking them as preferred headings
o Printing them in bold type
o Underlining them
o Italicising them

8. The component of an ISO-2709 meant primarily machine processing of the record is
o the Label
o the Directory
o the Datafields
o the Record Seperator

9. The CCF was developed by
o LC

10. The agency in India responsible for assigning ISSN is
o The National Library
o Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation

11. The concept of Scientific Management was introduced by
o Henry Fayol
o C.I. Barnard
o Peter Druck
o F.W. Taylor

12. Preparation, service and assimilation are the main stages involved in
o Initiation
o User Education
o Reference Service
o Bibliography

13. Desirableness of personal contact between reader and library material was stressed by
o H.P. Luhn
o Derek Austin
o Samuel H. Green
o S.C. Broadford

14. 'Informatics' is a term which was first used for documentation in
o Britain
o USSR/Russia
o India

15. Intellectual Property Rights are recognised by
o Copyright
o Patent
o Both
o Neither

16. Identify the primary document from the following:
o Bibliography
o Biography
o Autobiography
o None of the above

17. Identify the secondary source from the following:
o Standards
o Patents
o Journals
o Directories

18. The procedure of 'chain indexing' was developed by
o Jack Mills
o C.A. Cutter
o S.R. Ranganathan
o G. Bhattacharya

19. NATIS stands for
o National Information System
o National Technical Information System
o National Team for Information Science
o None of the above

20. MESH is the name of a
o Medical Library
o C.S.I.R Unit
o Controlled Vocabulary
o None of the above

21. POPSI was developed by
o S.R. Ranganathan
o A. Neelmeghan
o B.S. Kesavan
o G. Bhattacharya

22. According to CCC, the heading for work with three authors is
o The first author
o The title
o The principal author
o All the three authors

23. Which of the following areas is not a part of the description prescribed by AACR-II?
o Title and statement of responsibility area
o Edition
o Publication and distribution
o Address and location

24. Paul Otlet used the term 'Documentation' for the first time in a lecture at the International Congress at Brussels in
o 1905
o 1920
o 1931
o 1948

25. ISBN contains
o 6 digits
o 8 digits
o 10 digits
o 12 digits

26. BNB is published
o Weekly
o Monthly
o Bi-Monthly
o Annual

27. Principles of 'Later-in-Time is one of the
o Five Laws of Library Science
o Cataloguing Principles
o Principles of Helpful Sequence
o Circulation rules

28. European Translation Centre is located at
o Italy
o France
o Netherland
o Germany

29. 'Micropaedia' is in how many volumes?
o 5
o 12
o 15
o 20

30. 'Facts on File' is published from
o India
o Africa
o U.S.A
o Europe

31. Which table deals with 'Standard Subdivisions' in DDC?
o Table 1
o Table 3
o Table 5
o Table 7

32. What is Bibliography
o A list of books published
o A list of books available in a library
o A list of books available in two libraries
o A list of Journals

33. Bibliographic service comes under
o Ready Reference Service
o Long Range Reference Service
o Referral Service
o None of the above

34. Mc-Graw Hill is a
o Author
o Printer
o Publisher
o Librarian

35. 'Indian Science Abstract' is published by

36. Library Week is celebrated on
o 10th November
o 14th November
o 14th December
o 25th December

37. Encyclopaedia Britannica is in how many parts
o Single
o Two
o Three
o Four

38. State the number of tables DDC includes
o 3
o 5
o 7
o 9

39. Saraswathi Mahal Library is at
o Tanjore
o Bhubaneswar
o Jaipur
o Thiruvanathapuram

40. Association is a
o Personal Author
o Pseudonymous Author
o Periodical publication
o Corporate Author

41. As per CC 'm' refers to
o Anteriorising Common Isolate
o Posteriorizing Common Isolate
o Time Isolate
o Useful Arts

42. Library of Congress is located at
o Washington D.C
o Chicago
o New York
o London

43. If in the year 2000, a journal has reached its 40th volume, when was it first published
o 1959
o 1960
o 1961
o None of the above
44. Connema Public Library was established after the name of the then
o Governor
o Judge
o King
o Philanthropist

45. The real name of 'Mark Twain' is
o Milton
o Keats
o Samuel Longhorne Clemens
o William Wordsworth

46. Windows NT is the name of
o Cable TV
o Network
o A Computer Operating Sytem
o An On-line database

47. Lexicon refers to
o Bibliography
o Dictionary
o Encyclopaedia
o Directory

48. To find an occurance of a term in a work which part of the work do you refer
o Contents
o Chapters
o Index
o Title

49. The term 'Thesaurus' is associated with
o Directory
o Bibliography
o Dictionary
o None of the above

50. C.L.R.I (Central Leather Research Institute) is located at
o Chennai
o Calicut
o Cochin
o Cuttac

1994 [Month Not Available]
1. 'Library publicity is an essential programme for the healthy growth of a public library'. Discuss this statement
2. State the activities of American Library Association
3. Discuss the concept of Library cess and describe its advantages and disadvantages in Indian context
4. Write an essay on "the British Library"
5. Discuss briefly different measures for providing Current Awareness Service to the clientele of large university libraries
6. Differentiate between user education and reference service in a university library
7. Discuss the special features of and changes in the 7th edition of Colon Classification
8. Explain the rules in CCC or AACR-II with regard to the choice and rendering of pseudonymous authors
10. Mention the various methods for preparing library budget and explain any one method suitable for a university library
11. What do you understand by Information Technology?. Discuss its role in providing library and information services.
12. Write an essay on UNESCO's role in providing library systems and programmes
13. Discuss the progress made in the direction of computer based networking of libraries in India
14. Define Hypothesis and describe its role in research
15. Explain the spiral of scientific method
July, 1995
1. Describe the role of public library as a social institution
2. Discuss the contribution of Indian Library Association to the development of library profession in India
3. State, with reasons, the various provisions, which according to you would make library legislation effective
4. Write an essay on modernisation of an academic library
5. "Reference Service is the process of establishing contact between a reader and his document in a personal way". Discuss
6. Highlight the importance of information services in a modern library
7. Write a critical note on the problems involved in cataloguing of Indic names
8. "Classification is the foundation of Librarianship". Discuss
9. What is library budget?. Explain the features of Zero based budgeting
10. "The best motivation comes from within. A manager can only create the conditions in which self-motivation can be facilitated. Discuss
11. Explain library co-operation and its importance with special refernce to India
12. Discuss the importance of translation services and describe the role played by INSDOC in this regard
13. How would you plan computerzation in a library
14. Highlight the activities and achievements of NISSAT
15. Outline a programme for the improvement and extension of readers services keeping in mind any University Library
December, 1995
1. Analyse the factors that have contributed to the development of academic libraries in India
2. Discuss the future of the book and consequently of the libraries in the age of information technology
3. What is meant by an abstracting periodical?. Discuss in detail any two abstracting periodicals, commenting on their reference value
4. State the objectives of NISSAT and explain its structure and development
5. What is Bradford's Law? How can it be applied in citation analysis?
6. "CD-ROMs have extended infinite access to information for the developing countries". Elucidate
7. What are indexing languages?. Explain the characteristics of an indexing language of your choice
8. Discuss the need and importance of research in the development of library and information science
9. Explain how library budget is a tool for performance evaluation of a library
10. What is INFLIBNET?. Explain how academic libraries in India can drive benefits from its development
11. Discuss IFLA's contribution to standardization of bibliographic services
12. Briefly evaluate the performance of INSDOC as a national information centere
13. Give in brief an account of library legislation in India
14. Describe briefly the process of evaluating a library collection
15. What is the meaning of bibliographic control?. Discuss how this may be achieved
July, 1996
1. Examine the role of libraries play in the development of human society
2. 'Library staff should work as a team'. Discuss
3. Distinguish, with examples, general effectiveness from cost effectiveness in the context of libraries
4. Explain system analysis. Illustrate its application in designing a computer based book acquistion system
5. Describe the need and importance of translation services in research
6. Write an essay on "Resource sharing and its impact on library services"
7. Explain the structure of KWIC index. Discuss its advantages and disadvantages
8. What is meant by Bibliometrics?. Describe the areas of Library and Information Science where it can be usefully applied
9. What do you understand by UAP?. Describe the efforts made at the international level for achieving its objectives
10. What is vocabulary control?. How is it practised in an information retrieval?
11. Discuss in brief salient features of AACR2
12. State the current status of Dewey Decimal Classification as a tool for effective organisation of knowledge libraries
13. Describe the activities and services of INSDOC
14. Examine how the University library fulfills the information needs of the academic community through its collection and services
15. Explain the term 'User Education' and describe the programmes implied in it
December, 1998
1. We are moving from 'Free library service' to 'Fee based services'. Comment
2. Describe the information content of any two of the following:
o Standards and Specifications
o Research Reports
o Thesis
3. Define 'Serials'. Distinguish between the different types of serials indicating their role
4. What types of users are there in academic libraries?. What are the methods of determining their needs?.
5. Explain the functions of management
6. Discuss the parameters you would employ in evaluating an information retrieval system
7. Social culture and historical factors affect the development of libraries. Elaborate in relation to the developments in public libraries in India
8. State the functions of a national library association and review the working of ILA in the light of these functions
9. What is Operations Research?. How is it used in managing a large libraries?.
10. What is computer memory?. What are different types of memory?. Explain the working of primary storage in a computer.
11. What is a local area network?. Explain the features of LAN topologies.
12. Describe the role of NISSAT
13. What is ISBD?. Discuss the structure and development of ISBD for books
14. Comment on the salient features of DDC 21st edition
15. What is sampling?. Differentiate between random sampling and stratified sampling

June, 2000
1. Enumerate the barriers to information communication and explain how libraries help to overcome them?
2. Compare IASLIC and ASLIB with reference to their role in promotion and dissemination of research in the field of LIS?
3. Distinguish between current awareness services and selective dissemination of infomation
4. Explain with examples, how Boolean operators are used in refine search strategies
5. Describe the ways in which new subjects are formed? Explain the devices used by various classification schemes to accommodate them
6. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using uncontrolled vocabulary. Discuss how technology may be used to overcome them
7. Compare the MARC format with CCF
8. Explain the contribution of the Behavioural School of Thought to library management
9. Define and distinguish between "Collection development" and "Collection management"
10. Explain the importance of budgeting as an instrument for development of the library. Discuss the various components of a library budget
11. "CD-ROMs have extended infinite access to information for the developing countries". Elucidate
12. What is library network? What are the prerequisites of an effective library network
13. Identify and explain the similarities and differences between case study and survey methods of research
14. Define the different statistical methods used in Library and Information Research
15. "The successful functioning of a library depends on its personnel." Explain the importance and methods of staff development
December, 2000
1. Define 'information'. Discuss the various channels of communication with examples
2. Critically examine the role of library association in the development of libraries
3. Define primary sources of information. Discuss 'Patents' as a primary source
4. Describe the role of technology in the publication of secondary sources
5. Define Current Awareness Service (CAS). Explain the methods of offering CAS
6. Justify the need for conducting user studies in libraries
7. Describe the creteria for evaluation of indexing systems
8. What is search strategy? Describe the techniques of searching online databases
9. Describe the major contributions of Taylor on the concept of 'Scientific Management'
10. Describe the salient features of Line organisation and staff organisation
11. Write an essay on CDS/ISIS microversion and its features
12. Trace the history of computers through varied genrations
13. Define and explain the neef for formulating a 'hypothesis'
14. Explain the role of a library in higher educational institutions
15. Describe the staff development programmes of an academic library in India