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  1. DE–115

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

LIBRARY AND SOCIETY

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions in about 200 words each.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Trace the library movement in India since independence.

  2. Explain the objectives and functions of national library.

  3. Bring out the implications of second law of library science.

  4. Explain the various functions of college library.

  5. State the objectives and activities of FID.

  6. Examine critically the Karnataka Public Libraries Act 1965 and suggest suitable amendments.

  7. Explain the various types of networks.

  8. Briefly discuss the activities of MALA.

PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions in about 400 words.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Examine the impact of library on social, cultural, economic and technological changes.

  2. Explain the devices for implementing the Fourth law ‘‘save the time of the reader’’.

  3. Give an account of how library co-operation strengthens the resources of library.

  4. Explain the role of extension activities in public libraries.

  5. Describe the qualifications and qualities of a good librarian.

  6. Discuss the role of IFLA in library development.

  7. Write short notes on :

  1. (a) Copyright Act

  2. (b) Indian library association

  3. (c) Library legislation

  4. (d) UNESCO.






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DE–116



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DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions in about 200 words each.

All questions carry equal marks.



  1. Explain the information transfer process in detail.

  2. Explain in detail Handbook of manuals.

  3. Write a note on unpublished sources of information.

  4. Explain current contents.

  5. Define Bibliographical service and bring out the need for such a service in a university library.

  6. How freshman can be initiated in on college library?

  7. Discuss the structure and function of INSDOC.

  8. Discuss the need for importance of translation service.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions in about 400 words.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Explain the nature and types of secondary sources of information.

  2. What is an abstracting periodical? Explain any two in detail.

  3. What do you mean by National bibliography? Evaluate critically BNB.

  4. Mention the various types of year book and explain in detail ‘‘Statesman year book’’.

  5. What is current awareness service? Discuss briefly various types of C.A.S.

  6. Discuss he objectives, activities and structure of NASSDOC.

  7. Write an essay on ‘‘User education’’.

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DE-117



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DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

INFORMATION PROCESSING – I – CLASSIFICATION (THEORY)



Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions in about 200 words each.

All questions carry equal marks.



  1. What is Classification? Explain the need and purpose of classification.

  2. Write short notes on law of parsimony.

  3. Discuss common Isolates in CC.

  4. Explain in detail the principles of helpful sequences.

  5. Discuss in detail facet analysis.

  6. Define notations and bring out various features of a notation.

  7. What is phase analysis? Discuss various kinds of phase relations.

  8. Write an essay on Loose assemblage.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions in about 400 words.

All questions carry equal marks


  1. Describe the components of call number.

  2. Compare Time isolates in CC and DDC.

  3. Explain the merits and demerits of enumerative classification.

  4. Explain the canons for idea plane.

  5. What is book number? Explain the facets of book number with an example.

  6. Explain the differences between knowledge classification and library classification.

  7. Give a brief account of DDC classification.

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  1. DE–118

    14


DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

INFORMATION PROCESSING – II CATALOGUING AND INDEXING (THEORY)

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Explain the purpose and functions of Library Catalogue.

  2. Explain the merits and demerits of descriptive catalogue.

  3. Write short notes on Main entry of AACR II.

  4. Discuss the functions and forms of centralized cataloguing.

  5. Explain different inner forms of library catalogues.

  6. Discuss "role operators in PRECIS".

  7. Write short notes on Union Catalogue.

  8. Discuss Uniterm Indexing.

PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Compare the general features of AACR–II and CCC.

  2. Explain the importance of subject headings and describe the analysis of chain procedure.

  3. Discuss the various rules covered under AACR-2 in rendering of corporate bodies.

  4. Explain the steps involved in deriving. Subject Headings in POPSI.

  5. Discuss the structure and format of MARC catalogue.

  6. Define Co-operative catalogue and discuss the need and importance of a Union Catalogue.

  7. What is an indexing system? Explain the process of PRECIS.



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DE-119



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DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY



Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.

All questions carry equal marks



  1. What is operating system? Explain MSDos.

  2. Discuss the features of wordstar.

  3. Explain the role of CDS-ISIS in library automation.

  4. Discuss in detail DBMS concepts.

  5. Give a brief account on CDROM.

  6. Explain the uses of DBASE III plus.

  7. Write an essay on International Nuclear Information Systems (INIS).

  8. Explain the role of communication networks.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions in about 400 words each.



  1. Discuss the historical developments of computer in detail.

  2. Explain the process of e-mail transfer.

  3. Bring out the features of NISSAT.

  4. Discuss the services and products of AGRIS.

  5. Write an essay on INFLIBNET.

  6. Discuss the role of National Information Systems and Services of DEVSIS.

  7. Write short notes on:

  1. (a) INDONET

  2. (b) Commercial databases

  3. (c) MEDLINE

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  1. DE–120

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions in about 200 words.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Define management. Explain the principles of management.

  2. Explain POSDCORB along with their functions.

  3. Describe the function of circulation section.

  4. Write short notes on

  1. (a) Job Analysis

  2. (b) Job Evaluation.

  1. Discuss Ranganathan's Staff Formula for university library.

  2. What is personnel management? Discuss their importance and function.

  3. Bringout the various sources of finance for a college library.

  4. Write short notes on :

  1. (a) MBO

  2. (b) Zero based budget.

PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions in about 400 words each.

All questions carry equal marks.


  1. Explain in detail scientific management applied to libraries.

  2. Discuss the role played by library committee in academic libraries.

  3. Bringout the various aspects to be considered in planning a library building.

  4. What is stock verification? Describe the various methods adopted for stock verification.

  5. Define Budget. Explain the various types of Budget.

  6. What is an annual report. Explain the purpose and feature of an annual report.

  7. Write short notes on :

  1. (a) Weeding out

  2. (b) Library statistics

  3. (c) Library Rules and regulation.



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  1. DE–997

    17


DISTANCE EDUCATION

B.L.I.S. DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

INFORMATION PROCESSING – III
CLASSIFICATION PRACTICE

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks



PART A

(Classify according to CC edition.)

  1. Answer ALL questions. (4  1 = 4)

  1. (a) Book selection

  2. (b) Inorganic chemistry

  3. (c) Law

  4. (d) Trigonometry.

  1. Answer ALL questions. (10  2 = 20)

  1. (a) Structural Engineering

  2. (b) Chemistry of proteins

  3. (c) Vertebrate Palaeontology

  4. (d) English Dictionary

  5. (e) Tissue Biology

  6. (f) Moghul Architecture

  7. (g) Atlas bicycle

  8. (h) Brain cell

  9. (i) Pharmacy

  10. (j) Stamp collecting.

  1. Answer any THREE questions. (3 3 = 9)

  1. (a) Physiology of Leafs

  2. (b) Kannadasan poems

  3. (c) Bharathana Hiyam

  4. (d) Psychology for Teachers

  5. (e) Agricultural Insect Pests

  6. (f) Textbook of surgery.

  1. Answer any TWO questions. (2  5 = 10)

  1. (a) Dry Farming in Tropical countries

  2. (b) Journal of American Chemical Society

  3. (c) Evolution of Mammals.

  1. Answer any ONE questions. (1  7 = 7)

  1. (a) Wages for agricultural labourer in philipines.

  2. (b) Migration of Birds in Australia during the 1989 winter.

PART B

(Classify according to DDC edition.)

  1. Answer ALL questions. (4  1 = 4)

  1. (a) Folklore

  2. (b) Bibliographics

  3. (c) Elementary schools

  4. (d) Criminal Law.

  1. Answer ALL questions. (10  2 = 20)

  1. (a) Theory of heat

  2. (b) Journal of physics

  3. (c) Biochemistry

  4. (d) Football

  5. (e) Women workers

  6. (f) Cats

  7. (g) Astrology

  8. (h) Tamil Fiction

  9. (i) English slang

  10. (j) University libraries.

  1. Answer any THREE questions. (3 3 = 9)

  1. (a) History of Banking

  2. (b) Ancient Tamil Poetry

  3. (c) Classifying science books

  4. (d) Wages in USA

  5. (e) Bible in Hindi

  6. (f) Philosophy of Aptitude test.

  1. Answer any TWO questions. (2  5 = 10)

  1. (a) Biography of Doctors

  2. (b) Hindi-English Dictionary

  3. (c) UK aid to India.

  1. Answer any ONE questions. (1  7 = 7)

  1. (a) Education of Negroes in Malaysia

  2. (b) Foreign policy between England and Pakistan.

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