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1. “Libraries as Gateways to Knowledge” is the title of the document of:
(a) National Information Policy, 1986
(b) Information Technology Act, 2000
(c) National Knowledge Commission on Libraries, 2007
(d) None of these

2. Who is the pioneer of open access system?
(a) Nina Brown
(b) James Duff Brown
(c) John Cotton Dana
(d) None of these

3. The term “Bibliophile” refers to:
(a) Bibliographer
(b) Book lover
(c) Publisher
(d) Book binder

4. Who said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested”?
(a) John Milton
(b) William Jones
(c) Francis Bacon
(d) Benjamin Franklin

5. Library science is an Art or Science?
(a) Science
(b) Art
(c) Science and Art
(d) None of these

6. According to ISI standard, the height of the book rack should be:
(a) 2.175 metres
(b) 2.200 metres
(c) 2.157 metres
(d) 2.160 metres

7. A good library building is an outcome of librarian and
(a) Registrar
(b) Building corporation
(c) Director
(d) Architect

8. Where did Dr. S.R.Ranganathan put forth his five laws of library science?
(a) Meenakshi College, Annamalainagar
(b) Hindu College, New Delhi
(c) City College, Bangalore
(d) Christ College, Bangalore

9. Alireza Noruzi is related to ___
(a) Application of Ranganathan’s Law to the web
(b) The disciple of Melvil Dewey
(c) Our singular strengths
(d) The first librarian of the Imperial Library

10. Which Law of Library science emphasizes on weeding of unuseful books from the library?
(a) Second law
(b) Third law
(c) Fourth law
(d) Fifth law

Library Science MCQS

11. What is the correct categorization of libraries?
(a) Public, Academic, Special
(b) Public, Academic, Personal
(c) National, Regional, International
(d) Public, Specific, National

12. E.B.Ross was related to:
(a) Ranganathan formulated his first law of library science from his casual hint
(b) Library Legislation
(c) Living with book
(d) Zero-based budgeting

13. The Farmington Plan is associated with:
(a) Library Legislation
(b) Library Cataloguing
(c) Library cooperation
(d) Library Indexing service

14. The oldest and the largest Library association in the world is
(a) American Library Association (ALA)
(b) Library Association (LA)
(c) International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
(d) Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC)

15. International Information System on Research in Documentation (ISORID) was established by:
(a) International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
(b) United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (UNESCO)
(c) Special Libraries Association (SLA)
(d) American Libraries Association (ALA)

16. WIPO stands for
(a) World Information and Patents Organization
(b) World Intellectual Property Organization
(c) World International Property Organization
(d) World Information Protection Organization

17. IASLIC was founded in the year:
(a) 1965
(b) 1955
(c) 1975
(d) 1985

18. DESIDOC is a documentation Centre for:
(a) Indigenous knowledge
(b) Defence Science
(c) Rural development
(d) Khadi and Village Industries

19. Which record is the hub of the stack in the library?
(a) Accession Register
(b) Shelf list Register
(c) Book Catalogue
(d) Staff manual

20. What are very important categories of documents in a library’s collection, particularly in research libraries?
(a) Pamphlets
(b) Periodicals
(c) Patents
(d) Specifications

Important Questions for Library and Information Science

21. Now-a-days which type of material have been entered in the mainstream of collection development in the libraries?
(a) Pamphlets
(b) Periodicals
(c) Print materials
(d) Non-print materials

22. To which is the weightage given in selecting the documents for library?
(a) Theory of management
(b) Types of documents
(c) Selection principles
(d) Demand principles

23. Acquisition work of the documents comprised of:
(a) Selection and procurement
(b) Selection and accessioning
(c) Selection, procurement and technical processing
(d) Selection, procurement and accessioning

24. What is recently developed computer-based material which has become very important in modern libraries for collection development?
(a) Bibliographic databases
(b) Patents
(d) Specifications

25. Books misplaced on the shelves by readers are restored. This work is referred to as:
(a) Shelving
(b) Stock verification
(c) Shelf rectification
(d) Shifting

26. Sheets before and after the text of a book are called ____
(a) End paper
(b) Attach cover
(c) Head bands
(d) Gilding

27. Physical condition of the books should be properly maintained. This is known as:
(a) Collation
(b) Conservation
(c) Shelf-arrangement
(d) Organization

28. Who developed PRECIS?
(a) H.P.Luhn
(b) Derek Austin
(c) Henri LaFontaine
(d) Lois Moi Chan

29. Which of the following is not a documentary sources of information?
(a) Diary
(b) Patents
(c) Thesis
(d) Audio-visual

30. The list of names, subjects, topics, etc. arranged in some order with indication of exact location is called:
(a) Abstract
(b) Index
(c) Glossary
(d) Encyclopedia

Library Classification Multiple Choice Questions

31. From which country ‘Books in Print’ is published?
(a) USA
(b) Great Britain
(c) India
(d) Australia

32. Indian National Bibliography is published by:
(a) National Library
(b) S.Chand
(c) UGC
(d) Central Reference Library

33. Lexicon is another kind of:
(a) Dictionary
(b) Encyclopedia
(c) Almanac
(d) Geographical source

34. Words formed from the initial letters of a group of words is known as:
(a) Abbreviations
(b) Glossary
(c) Acronyms
(d) Dictionary

35. The word ‘dictionarium’ from which dictionary is derived is from:
(a) Greek
(b) France
(c) Latin
(d) None of these

36. Which of the following is also known as ‘Compendium of knowledge?
(a) Encyclopaedia
(b) Dictionary
(c) Directory
(d) Yearbook

37. Article published in research journals are:
(a) Primary sources
(b) Periodicals
(c) Glossary
(d) CAS

38. Yearbooks are also known as:
(a) Encyclopedia
(b) Glossary
(c) Annual
(d) Index

39. MESH is a:
(a) Library software
(b) Library association
(c) Thesaurus
(d) Computer software

40. SDI was developed by:
(a) D.J.Fosket
(b) S.R.Ranganathan
(c) H P Luhn
(d) G.Bhattacharya

41. Gazeteer is a source for information for:
(a) Books
(b) Places
(c) Persons
(d) Rivers

42. Trend Reports generally focus on:
(a) Latest developments
(b) Information marketing
(c) Library reports
(d) Annual reports

43. Facts of File are weekly digest of:
(a) Sports
(b) World events
(c) Literature
(d) Film

44. What is a suitable reference source to find out list of monuments in a city?
(a) Directory
(b) Guide book
(c) Almanac
(d) Atlas

45. ‘Reference service is the right contact between the right reader and the right book in the right personal way’ was started by:
(a) Dr. S.R.Ranganathan
(b) J K Khanna
(c) William Borden
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

46. Citation indexing was first developed in the field of:
(a) Social science
(b) Humanities
(c) Environmental science
(d) Science

47. Who coined Citation Indexing?
(a) H.P.Luhn
(b) A.Garfield
(c) S.R.Ranganathan

48. Bibliographical coupling is related to:
(a) Bibliometric studies
(b) LIS Research
(c) Documentation
(d) None of these

49. A type of indexing where terms are coordinated prior to searching is:
(a) Pre-coordinate indexing
(b) Post-coordinate Indexing
(c) Periodical Indexing
(d) All of these

50. Feedback mechanism is a part of which service?
(a) CAS
(b) Reference
(c) SDI
(d) Circulation

51. Information is the part of –
(a) Information Science
(b) Subject
(c) Knowledge
(d) Communication

52. Which is the real process to gain knowledge from information
(a) Information, data, knowledge
(b) Information, knowledge, data
(c) Data, information, knowledge
(d) Data, knowledge, information

53. Librarians are primarily concerned with which type of bibliography
(a) Textual
(b) Regional
(c) Systematic
(d) Historical

54. What is trade bibliography?
(a) List of special bibliography
(b) List of author bibliography
(c) List of books in print or for sale compiled by a publisher
(d) List of books of trade library

55. Abstracting and Indexing Periodicals are the source of information of
(a) Primary
(b) Secondary
(c) Tertiary
(d) None of these

56. Which is the most popular encyclopaedia in the world
(a) Encyclopaedia American
(b) Encyclopaedia Britannica
(c) McGraw Hill Encyclopaedia of Science & Technology
(d) Library and Information Science Encyclopedia

57. Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory is which kind of source of information
(a) Primary
(b) Secondary
(c) Tertiary
(d) Reference

58. LISA stands for which of the following
(a) Library Science Abstract
(b) Library and Information Science Academy
(c) Library and Information Science Abstracts
(d) Literature Search Academy

59. What is referral centre?
(a) Which provides enquiries directly
(b) Which does not provide enquiries directly
(c) Which does not provide enquiries directly but suggest sources
(d) Which directly gives sources

60. In which university library of India, the post of reference librarian was first created?
(a) B.H.U
(b) Delhi
(c) A.M.U
(d) Madras

61. Which one is not national documentation centre in India?
(d) FID

62. DESIDOC is mainly meant for the field of –
(a) Science
(b) Electronics
(c) Humanities
(d) Defense Science

63. What does NASSDOC stand for-
(a) National Social Science Documentation Centre
(b) National Science Documentation
(c) National Social Science Documentation
(d) National Scientific Documentation Centre

64. What is Information?
(a) Raw data
(b) Processed data
(c) Input data
(d) Organized data

65. Today information is regarded as which of the following?
(a) Wealth
(b) Commodity
(c) Products
(d) All of these

66. Nowadays, what is the most vital resource for societal development of a country?
(a) Books
(b) Knowledge
(c) Information
(d) Data

67. Handling of information in the sense of production is called:
(a) Information marketing
(b) Information industry
(c) Information production
(d) Information revolution

68. Who is the propounder of the term “Information transfer”?
(a) Dr.S.R.Ranganathan
(b) J.Martin
(c) Beesman
(d) Calvin Moores

69. To which country the credit is given to coin the term “information Society”?
(a) USA
(b) France
(c) Japan
(d) India

70. Information may be categorized into___
(a) Logical, analytical and statistical
(b) Statistical, descriptive and analytical
(c) Analytical, statistical and systematic
(d) Systematic, analytical and descriptive

71. Which of the following is a secondary source of information?
(a) Journal
(b) Textbook
(c) Bibliography of Bibliographies
(d) Guide to literature

72. Which of the following is a Tertiary source of information?
(a) Journal
(b) Bibliography
(c) Encyclopaedia
(d) Bibliography of Bibliographies

73. Which of the following is a primary source of information?
(a) Reference books
(b) Encyclopaedias
(c) Directories
(d) Research reports

74. An appropriate source to find out descriptive information is___
(a) Bibliography
(b) Directory
(c) Encyclopaedia
(d) Dictionary

75. What is the suitable reference source to know about the information of a particular place?
(a) Directory
(b) Gazetteer
(c) Encyclopaedia
(d) Yearbook