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BLIS

Bachelor’s Degree Programme

in

Library and Information Science


Assignments

For July 2008 and January 2009 Sessions



School of Social Sciences

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110 068

DateS for Submission of Assignments

FOR JULY 2008 SESSION 31st March 2009


FOR JANUARY 2009 SESSION 30th September 2009



where to submit the assignments

Kindly submit your assignments at the concerned Study Centre within the due date as mentioned above



October, 2008

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CONTENTS

Page Nos.
Instruction for Assignments 4-5

BLIS-01 : Library and Society 6

BLIS-02 : Library Management 7

BLIS-03 : Library Classification 8

BLIS-03P : Library Classification Practice 9

BLIS-04 : Library Cataloguing Theory 10

BLIS-04P : Library Cataloguing Practice 11-15

BLIS-05 : Reference and Information Sources 16-17

BLIS-06 : Information Services 18

BLIS-07 : Information Technology: Basics 19

BLIS-07 : Information Technology: Basics (Computer Practical) 20

Samples Question Papers 21-28

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENTS:


  1. As part of BLIS programme, each candidate has to do one assignment in each of the course . In BLIS-07, there will be a compulsory practical. Tutor marked assignment (TMA) will be evaluated by the counsellor. For the course BLIS-07, computer Practical will also be evaluated by the counsellor.

  2. Assignments and Practicals carry 30% weightage in the continuous evaluation of a course. The term-end examinations carry 70% weightage. Hence the marks/grade you get in your assignments and practical will be counted in your final result. Candidates are, therefore advised to take assignments and practicals seriously, complete and submit them in time.

  3. You must remember that assignments and practicals are compulsory. You will not be allowed to appear for the term-end examination for a course if you do not submit the specified number of assignments and complete the practicals in time for that course.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENTS:


  1. The validity of the assignment is one year. Those who take admission in January session have to attempt the assignments of January session only. If they fail to submit their assignments before the due date of the particular session, they are supposed to attempt the fresh set of assignments of subsequent January sessions (e.g. if a student of January 2009 session fails to submit his/her assignments till 30th September 2009, he/she will have to attempt the fresh assignments of January 2010). Similarly, those who take admission in July session have to attempt the assignments of July session only. If they fail to submit their assignments before the due date of the particular session, they are supposed to attempt the fresh set of assignments of subsequent July session (e.g. if a student of July 2009 session fails to submit his/her assignments till 31st March 2010, he/she will have to attempt the fresh assignments of July 2010).

  2. Write your enrolment Number, Name, Full Address and date of Dispatch at the top right-corner of the first page of your response (answer) sheet.

  3. Write the programme Title, course Title, Assignment Number and Name and Code of the Study Centre on the Left –hand corner of the first page of your response sheet.


The top of the first page of your response sheet for assignment should be like this:

Programme Title …………………….. Enrolment No. …………………………..

Course Title …………………….. Name ………………………………..

Assignment Number ………………… Address ……………………………

Study Centre (Code) ........................... .…………………………..

Study Centre ………………....……… ............................................



(Name)....................................... Date ....………………………...
(Note: Candidates are required to follow this format strictly otherwise the assignments may not be evaluated.)

  1. Your answer sheet should be complete in all respect. Make sure you have answered all the questions in an assignment before you submit them. Incomplete answer sheets will bring you poor grades/ marks.

  2. Do not just reproduce your answers from the units. If you reproduce from units, you will get poor grades/marks.

  3. Do not copy from the response sheets of other students.If copying is noticed,the assignments of such students will be rejected.

  4. Typed and computer print assignments are not permissible.

  5. Use only fullscape size paper for your answers,ordinary writing paper,neither too thick nor too thin, will do.

  6. Leave 3” margin on the left and atlest 4 lines in between each answer in an assignment. This will enable your counsellor to write useful comments in appropriate places. Write questions numbers with each answer.

  7. The evaluated assignments will be returned to you by the coordinator of your study centre. This will also include a copy of assessement sheet containing global comments of the evaluator on your performance in the assignments. This will enable you to improve in your future assignments as well as in the term-end examinations.

  8. The tutor-marked assignments should be sent to the coordinator of the study centre allotted to you.


Instructions for Computer Practical in BLIS-07

The practical component of this course involves exposure of the candidates to the use of computers by hands on experience of a software package and creation of databases by each individual using the package. 15 hours of computer practical will be given for each student. Further details of the practical and assignment will be provided by co-ordinators of the study centres.

BLIS-01 : Library and Society

Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-01

Course : (Library and Society) Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Unit : 1-16 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.

1.1 State the five laws of library science. Discuss their validity in the context of changing scenario due to impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). (20)

OR

1.2 State the second Law of Library Science and explain its implications on the various activities of a library. (20)

2.1 Discuss the need and functions of a public library. (20)

OR

2.2 Compare the components of Karnataka Public Libraries Act, 1965 and Madras Public Libraries Act, 1948 and discuss the financial provision made in these two acts. (20)

3.1 Discuss the need, purpose and functions of resource sharing. (20)

OR

3.2 ‘Networking of libraries has provided a platform for resource sharing in libraries’. Comment. (20)
4.1 Define user education. Discuss how you would conduct user education programme in a college library. (20)

OR

4.2 A library association plays an important role in the development of the profession. In this context discuss the role of Indian Library Association. (20)

5.0 Write short notes on any two of the following: (20)

  1. Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation

  2. Special Libraries

  3. INFLIBNET

  4. Professional Ethics


BLIS-02: Library Management

Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-02

Course: BLIS-02 (Library Management) Assignment Code:AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Units: 1-17 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.

1.1 Define Management. Discuss the different types of managerial functions of management in the context of libraries. (20)

OR

1.2 Briefly explain the meaning of library organization structure. Mention the factors that influence the decision regarding the organizational structure of a library. (20)

2.1 What do you understand by Acquisition? Discuss the problems associated with the procurement of books for a library. (20)

OR

2.2 Identify the tools available for selection of non-book materials. Explain the importance of such tools for a library. (20)

3.1 Define the term ‘periodical’. Examine the factors involved in planning for selection of periodicals for a university library. (20)

OR

3.2 Discuss the routines and procedures involved in the process of cataloguing and classification of library material. (20)

4.1 What is meant by library binding? Explain the steps involved in the process of binding. (20)

OR

4.2 Critically examine the characteristic differences between Browne Charging System and Newark Charging System used in libraries. (20)

5.0 Write short notes on any two of the following: (20)

  1. Taylor’s principles of management

  2. Shelf rectification

(c) PPBS

(d) Microform Reading Equipment
BLIS-03: Library Classification Theory

Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-03

Course: BLIS-03 (Library Classification Theory) Assignment Code:AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Units: 1-13 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions:

1.1 ‘Postulational approach is the base of freely faceted library classification’. Discuss. (20)

OR

1.2 Explain the significance of technical terminology in the context of library classification. Discuss with examples the different types of terms identified in this regard. (20)

2.1 Write an essay on the notation of colon classification. (20)

OR

2.2 Discuss the contributions of S.R.Ranganathan towards the development of a dynamic theory of classification. (20)

3.1 Enumerate the devices used in Colon Classification. Discuss any two of them in detail. (20)

OR

3.2 Explain the purpose and use of different tables in Dewey Decimal Classification. (20)

4.1 Explain how do you represent complex subjects in Colon Classification. (20)

OR

4.2 Write an essay on the recent trends in library classification. (20)
5.0 Write short notes on any two of the following: (20)

(a) Mnemonics

(b) Common Isolates
(c ) Zone Analysis
(d) Call Number

BLIS-03P: Library Classification Practice

Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-03P

Course: BLIS-03P Assignment Code:AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

(Library Classification Practice)
Units: 1-13 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.

Classify ANY 10 (out of 12 given titles) of the following titles using Dewey Decimal Classification (19th edition).

  1. Biography of Sir C.V.Raman

  2. A Textbook of Trigonometry

  3. Social pathology of the Sikhs in Great Britain

  4. ‘Economica’. A journal of economics published from Mumbai.

  5. History of Hindi literature

  6. International economic assistance from Germany to India

  7. Homeopathic treatment for asthama

  8. Encyclopaedia of child psychology

  9. Marketing of perfumes in Western India

  10. Use of audio-visual aids in teaching primary school students

  11. French language readers for the Japanese

  12. Mathematics for economists

Classify ANY 10 (out of 12) of the following titles using Colon Classification (6th revised edition).

  1. Classification of manuscripts in a university library

  2. Divorce law in Malaysia

  3. Health problems of mine workers

  4. Ayurvedic treatment for stomach diseases in children

  5. Construction of dams in hilly areas

  6. Velocity of sound in liquids

  7. Textbook of semi-micro qualitative analysis

  8. Encyclopaedia of human anatomy

  9. Annual report of Indian Library Association, 1995

  10. Research in automobile industry

  11. Mechanical harvesting of wheat

  12. Indo-Pak relations of conflict during 1970s

BLIS-04: Library Cataloguing Theory Assignment No.

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-04

Course: BLIS-04 (Library Cataloguing Theory) Assignment Code:AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Units: 1-18 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.

1.1 What is a library catalogue? Discuss its need and purpose. Differentiate it from bibliographies and other library records. (20)

OR

1.2 Enumerate different physical forms of library catalogue. Discuss different types of non-conventional forms of library catalogues. (20)

2.1 What is a Unit Card System? Describe with examples various entries in a Dictionary Catalogue. (20)

OR

2.2 Discuss some familiar filing problems. Describe in brief ALA Filing Rules. (20)

3.1 What do you understand by corporate authorship? Compare the rules for cataloguing of conference documents provided in AACR2R and CCC with suitable examples. (20)

OR

3.2 Describe the rules for cataloguing anonymous works in AACR2R with suitable examples. (20)

4.1 What do you understand by indexing language? Discuss in brief different types of alphabetical indexing languages. (20)

OR

4.2 Define a Thesaurus and discuss its differences with subject heading lists and classification schemes. (20)

5.0 Write short notes on any two of the following: (20)

  1. Name catalogue

  2. Centralised cataloguing

  3. Treatment of Indic names in AACR2R

  4. LC list of Subject Headings

BLIS-04P: Library Cataloguing Practice Assignment

Coverage:

Course: BLIS-04P (Library Cataloguing Practice)

Units: 1-18

Course Code: BLIS-04P

Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Total Marks: 100


Answer all questions:

1) Catalogue the titles as per AACR-2R. All the added entries are to be
provided. The answers are to be worked out on paper only, marking out 5”×3” cards. All titles carry equal marks. (50)
Title 1:

ADOLESCENT SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR


DAVID K. CURRAN

MARION DUCKWORTH

THERESA J. FLYNN

SEAN SULLIVAN

WASHINGTON
HEMESPHERIC PUBLICATION CORP.

1987


OTHER INFORMATION:
CALL NO. 362.2 ADO

ACC NO. 32612

PAGES xiii, 208 p

SIZE 24 cm

ISBN 0-89116-618-1

Title 2:

TERRORISM IN IRELAND



EDITED BY

YONAH ALEXANDER

ALAN O. DAY

LONDON

CROOM HELM

1984

OTHER INFORMATION:

CALL NO. 303.62509 41S TER

ACC. NO. 41201

PAGES v, 209 p

SIZE 23 cm

ISBN 0-87364-290-2
Title 3:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON “CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CHANGES IN STRATOSPHERIC OZONE” OF NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (U.S.)



WASHINGTON D.C.

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS

1984

OTHER INFORMATION:

CALL NO. 551.5112 UNI

ACC NO. 3942

PAGES xi, 254 p

SIZE 23 cm

ISBN 0-309-03443-4
Title 4:

RECAPTURING MARXISM



An appraisal of recent trends in Sociology theory

EDITED BY

RHONDA F. LEVINE

JERRY LEMBECK

  • 1 : MARXISM, NEO MARXISM AND U.S. SOCIOLOGY

  • 2 : NEW CLASSES AND OLD THEORIES

  • 3 : CLASS AND CLASS CAPACITIES

  • 4 : RACE, ETHNICITY AND CLASS

NEW YORK PRAEGER

1987

OTHER INFORMATION:

CALL NO. 301.01 REC

ACC NO. 56412 – 5

SIZE 25 cm


Title 5:

INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH JOURNAL



VOL 22 NO. 1 JANUARY – JUNE 1987

DHARWAR, KARNATAKA

INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

OTHER INFORMATION:

CLASS NO. 330.05

FIRST ISSUE PUBLISHED IN 1966

FREQUENCY 2 per year

ISSN 0020-2851

Library has volume 10 onwards
2) Catalogue the titles as per Classified Catalogue Code. All the added entries are to be
provided. The answers are to be worked out on paper only, marking out 5”×3” cards. All titles carry equal marks. (50)
Title 1:

Managing the Indian Economy

By


  1. M. Khusro

  2. Balraj Mehta


2nd edition

Har-Anand Books

New Delhi

1994

Other Information: Call No : X. 44 N4

Acc.No. : 18402

Title 2:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CATALOGUING PRINCIPLES

Paris, 9th –18th October, 1961

Report


Edited By

A.H.Chaplin and Dorothy Anderson

Interenational Federation of Library Association

London


1963

Other Information :

Call No. : 2:55 pl,N61 K3

Acc. No. : 4823



Title 3:

Journal of Agriculture

Vol. No. 10 Issue No.1

Edited By

A.P.Bhatnagar

Publisher : Indian Society of Agriculture

New Delhi
Other Information:
Class No. : Jm 44,N64

Acc. No. : 4420-4437

First Published : 1964

Frequency : Quarterly

Library Holdings : Volume 10 onwards
Title 4:

Political System in India



Edited By Verinder Grover

Vol.1: Constitution

Vol.2: Governement

Vol.3: Courts

Vol.4: Federal system

Vol.5: Party system

Vol.6: Election

Deep & Deep Publications

New Delhi

1989

Other Information:

Call No. : W.2.M9.1 to M9.4

Acc. No : 2816-2819

Note : It is a six volume set. Volume nos.5 and 6 are not available in the library

Title 5:

Inductive Logic



By

Morris R.Cohen

Arnold

London

1966
Other Information:

Call No. : R11 K6

Acc.No : 2980

Note : There is another book ( see below) bound with the above book
BLIS-05: Reference and Information Sources Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-05

Course : 05(Reference and Information Sources) Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Unit : 1-16 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.



1.1 Explain the relevance of reference sources in providing information services. Justify how information
technology has brought improvement in reference service. (20)

OR

1.2 Identify the various reference and information access tools. Give your personal opinion on why
reference service is indispensable in a library? (20)

2.1 What do you understand by ‘bibliography’? List the major types of bibliographies. Briefly explain the important criteria for compiling subject bibliographies. (20)

OR

2.2 Discuss the scope and utility of abstracting and indexing tools. Describe the different types of abstracting and indexing tools with suitable examples. (20)

3.1 How do you evaluate a standard dictionary for your university Library? Discuss with examples.

OR

3.2 What purpose does a general encyclopedia serve? Describe the points to be considered in evaluating an encyclopedia. (20)

4.1 Discuss the role of statistics as a source of information. Briefly describe some international sources for finding statistical information. (20)

OR

4.2 Discuss the importance of institution as sources of information. Describe the functions and activities of information analysis center. (20)

5.0 Answer any fourteen (14) questions choosing at least three (3) from each category. (20)

5.1. Name any one title for each of the following categories:

(a)

Bibliographical sources

(b)

Handbooks

(c)

Books available in market

(d)

Special dictionaries

(e)

Year books

5.2. What information can be found in the following sources?

  1. African diary

  2. Statesman’s yearbook

  3. Indian national bibliography

  4. Annual register of world events

  5. World of learning

5.3. Describe the scope of the following reference books:

  1. FIFA World Cup

  2. India: a reference annual

  3. The time atlas of the world

  4. Science citation index

  5. Books-in-print

5.4. Name any one source for answering each of the following questions:

  1. Distance between Kohima and Delhi

  2. Travel guides

  3. National year book

  4. Best season to visit China

  5. E-journals available in India


BLIS-06 Information Services Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-06

Course :06 (Information Services) Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Unit : 1-16 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.

1.1 Explain the different types of information needs and the services to satisfy them. (20)

OR

1.2 ‘Reference service is the hub of library activities in a library’. Comment. (20)

  1. Explain how would you organize a reference section in a university library. (20)

OR

  1. What is the need of anticipatory services in a library? Discuss the different types of such services in a library. (20)

3.1 Define Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) services. Describe the different phases of SDI. (20)

OR

3.2 Discuss the activities of a documentation centre. How are these different from those of a library? (20)

4.1 Discuss the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on information services. (20)

OR

4.2 Write an essay on the usefulness of document delivery services. (20)
5.0 Write short notes on any two of the following: (20)

  1. Ready Reference Service

  2. Literature Search

  3. CAS

  4. Differentiate between data, information and knowledge

BLIS-07 : Information Technology: Basics

Assignment

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-07

Course : 07 (Information Technology: Basics) Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Unit : 1-13 Total Marks: 100

Answer all questions.

1.1 Depending on computing power and other capabilities, computers may be grouped into different categories. Discuss this statement with reference to the characteristics of each category. (20)

OR

1.2 Describe the various physical transmission media for information transfer and their characteristics. (20)



2.1 What is meant by housekeeping operations in libraries? Describe the advantages of automating activities (20)

OR

2.2 What is SDI? Describe the operational aspects of SDI with the help of a diagram. (20)

3.1 Describe the different types of software packages used in libraries. Comment on the advantages of using commercial software packages. (20)

OR

3.2 Describe the different stages of creating a database using CDS/ISIS. (20)

4.1 Describe the functions of information retrieval systems and its various components. Describe the search capabilities it should have. (20)

OR

4.2 What is Internet? Describe the working of Internet. (20)
5.0 Write short notes on any two of the following. (20)

  1. Application of software

  2. MARC format

  3. Library networks in India

  4. Subject directories of Internet.


BLIS-07 : Information Technology: Basics

Assignment

Computer Practical

Coverage: Course Code: BLIS-07

Course: 07 (Information Technology: Basics) Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2008/Jan.2009

Unit : 1-13 Total Marks: 100

Create a database of 30 records using CDS/ISIS package and take a print out of main entries according to AACR II. The index file should be created in FST using all the codes.(The details of the records will be supplied by the counselors)

Note:

  1. Securing minimum pass marks in assignment No.1 is compulsory for passing BLIS-07.

  2. The software will be provided by the study center.

  3. For more details please contact the coordinator of your study center.


SAMPLE QUESTION PAPERS

OF

TERM-END EXAMINATION (2006)



BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-1 : LIBRARY AND SOCIETY

Time: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number writing the answer.

1.1 Explain the expanded role of libraries and information centres to meet the demands of the modern
society.

OR

1.2 “The Five Laws of Library Science are the main springs from which all library activities emerge.”


Critically examine the statement and explain how it is so.

2.1 Explain the important functions of a Public Library.

OR

2.2 What do you understand by the term ‘Special Libraries’? What purpose do they serve ? Explain some
of their unique features.

3.1 Explain the significant features of West Bengal Public Libraries Act (1979) and Kerala Public Libraries
Act (1989). Are there any similarities between the two Acts?

OR

3.2 What do you understand by the expression ‘User Education’? What are its goals and objectives?


Discuss briefly the impact of I.T. on user education.

4.1 Explain the concept of resource sharing in libraries and discuss some of the essential requirements for
the organisation of resource sharing.

OR

4.2 Differentiate between the terms ‘Profession’ and ‘Professionalism’. Discuss the concept of professional


ethics in Librarianship.

5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following (in about 300 words each):

  1. Library Development in India: Plans and Programmes

  2. British Library Research and Development

  3. Professional Staff : Universities Libraries

  4. User Studies in India

  5. NASSDOC


BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-2 : LIBRARY MANAGEMENT

Time: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number writing the answer.

1.1 What do you understand by Management Information Systems (MIS) ? Discuss some of the important
problems associated with the development of an effective MIS.

OR

1.2 What are the different categories of Information Resources ? Describe the different types of reference


documents that are generally available in libraries.

2.1 Briefly discuss the different types of tools used for book selection in a library, with suitable examples.

OR

2.2 Briefly discuss the significance of planning and organisation of Technical Section of a university library.



3.1 What do you understand by stock verification ? Discuss different stock verification methods followed
in libraries.

OR

3.2 Explain the need and purpose of ‘Personnel Planning’ in libraries. Briefly discuss its methods and


techniques.

4.1 What do you understand by Total Quality Management (TQM)? Explain different factors involved in
successful implementation of TQM in Libraries and Information Centres.

OR

4.2 Identify different kids of library budget. Bring out the difference between PPBS and ZBB.


5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following (in about 300 words each):

  1. Taylor’s Principles

  2. Problems in selection of periodicals

  3. Charging systems

  4. Activities of binding Section

  5. Inter-Library Loan (ILL)


BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-3 LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION THEORY

Time: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number writing the answer.

1.1 Explain the significance of technical terminology in the context of library classification. Discuss with
examples the different types of terms identified in this regard.

OR

1.2 What do you understand by the term ‘Library Classification’? Discuss its functions.



2.1 Discuss the need and importance of general theory of library classification. Explain in brief the
contribution of W.C.B. Sayers and H.E. Bliss to the theory of library classification.

OR

2.2 What is postulational approach to library classification ? Discuss with examples the postulates of facet


sequence in Colon Classification system.

3.1 Elaborate with examples the concept of five fundamental categories as enunciated by Dr. S. R.
Ranganathan.

OR

3.2 Explain the need for common Isolates in classification system. Describe the use of Common Isolates


in Dewey Decimal Classification system with suitable examples.

4.1 Discuss with examples the different species of library classification. Why is freely faceted classification
also called analytico-synthetic classification ?

OR

4.2 Highlight the major developments that have taken place in Dewey Decimal Classification system.


5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following (in about 300 words each):

  1. Broad System of Ordering (BSO)

  2. Steps in Practical Classification

  3. Book Number in CC

  4. Systems and Specials

  5. Indicator Digits in UDC


BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-4: LIBRARY CATALOGUING THEORY

Time: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number writing the answer.

1.1 Define a library catalogue. Discuss the objectives of library catalogue as enunciated by Charles Ami
Cutter.

OR

1.2 Enumerate different inner forms of library catalogue. Make a comparative study of the Dictionary


and Classified Catalogue.

2.1 Describe in brief different types of entries in a Classified Catalogue with suitable examples.

OR

2.2 Discuss the need for a good filing system. Describe Ranganathan’s filing principles.



3.1 Discuss the rules for cataloguing pseudonymous works in AACR2R with examples.

OR

3.2 What are the major problems aced in cataloguing on-print media? Describe the structure of their


bibliographic description according to AACR2R rules.

4.1 What do you understand by ‘Indexing System’? Describe the features of Pre-Coordinate Indexing
Systems.

OR

4.2 Discuss the challenge of cataloguing in the Internet and Digital library envrionment.


5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following (about 300 words each):

  1. Unit Card system

  2. ALA filing rules

  3. CCR

  4. Controlled indexing language

  5. Computer Aided Subject System


BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-5: REFERENCE & INFORMATION SOURCES

Time: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number writing the answer.

1.1 What do you mean by the term ‘reference query’ ? List different types of reference queries. Mention
five types of queries for which you will consult a dictionary or an encyclopaedia.

OR

1.2 Discuss the different categories of information institutions with reference to their special characteristics.



2.1 Describe the function and use of national bibliographies with examples..

OR

2.2 Discuss Science Citation Index. Show to what extent it performs the functions of an indexing service.



3.1 Enumerate different types of directories and highlight the characteristic features of each type with
suitable examples.

OR

3.2 Establish the fact a standard is a primary source of information. Describe a few sources that provide


current information on standards.

4.1 List the types of information we usually gather from geographical atlases. Discuss the criteria you will employ for evaluating an atlas.

OR

4.3 Enumerate five categories of information dissemintors and describe the activities of each of them.



  1. Answer any fourteen questions choosing at least three from each category.

  2. Name any one title for each of the following categories:




  1. Bilingual dictionary

  2. General encyclopaedia

  3. Citation Index

  4. National yearbook

(f) Specialised handbook
BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-6: INFORMATION SERVICES

Time: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number writing the answer.

1.1 Discuss the various groups of information users mentioning the purposes for which they need
information.

OR

1.2 Discuss the difference between information sources and information resources. Explain the functions


of information resource and its implication in the provision of information services.

  1. Explain the different kinds of approaches to information. Describe the types of services which satisfy these approaches.

  2. Explain various anticipatory information services offered in libraries.

3.1 Define “Literature Search”. Explain the steps involved in literature search from a database.

OR

3.2 Explain in brief how you would organise and manage the reference services in a library.



4.1 Explain the term ‘Value Added Information Services.’ Discuss the process of information analysis
as a method of value addition.

OR

4.2 Discuss the need and importance of Document Delivery Service. Describe ADONIS services in


this regard.

5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following (about 300 words each):

  1. User education

  2. Information Technology for reference services

  3. Document Profile in SDI

  4. Information Generation Process

  5. Machine-readable Databases


BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

Term-End Examination

December, 2006

BLS-7 : INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY : BASICS

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks: 70

Note: Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks. Illustrate your answers with suitable examples and diagrams, wherever necessary. Write the relevant question number before writing the answer.

1.1 “Computer systems include two types of digital information storage.” Briefly describe the two
types of storage and explain their basic characteristics and uses.

OR

1.2 What is meant by ‘Application Software’? Explain the significant features of Word Processing and


DTP Software.

2.1 What do you understand by the expression ‘Modes of Transmission’? Explain the use of ‘Modems’
in transmission process.

OR

2.2 Briefly explain the nature of ‘Software Packages’ and discuss the advantages and disadvantages in


using them.

3.1 Discuss briefly the significant features of CDS/ISIS software package and explain the four basic
steps involved in defining a database as per the procedure laid down in the software package.

OR

3.2 Describe the different components of MARC format.



4.1 What are CD-ROM Databases ? How can online searches be provided to the users using them?
performed by them

OR

4.2 Explain the main objectives of INFLIBNET and discuss the steps it has taken to realize these


objectives.

5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following (in about 300 words each) :

  1. ‘Compunications’

  2. Reprography and Micrography

  3. World Wide Web

  4. LibSys

  5. Range of Network Services


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