Library & Information Science Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Library & Information Science Quiz Set 18

Questions
1 Assertion (A) : ‘Information Economy’ which is based on the premise that, information has economic value and as such requires an ‘Information Market Place’ in which such value can be exchanged, holds no good in the contemporary information age.

Reason (R) : Information as a valuable resource occupies a slum dwelling in the town of economics, as this economic reality runs counter to the popular and historic notion that, “information is free”.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
3 Both (A) and (R) are false.
4 Both (A) and (R) are true.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true
2 Assertion (A) : Libraries should serve as a local centre of information and knowledge and be a local gateway to national and global knowledge.

Reason (R) : Libraries must modernize their collection, services and collaborate with other institutions to develop a community-based information system.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are false.
2 Both (A) and (R) are true.
3 (A) is false but (R) is true
4 (A) is true but (R) is false.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true.
3 Assertion (A) : Some modern users are quite apprehensive about virtual reference service chat.

Reason (R) : They fear negative judgements from librarians and advisors arising from the content of the chat transcript.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
3 Both (A) and (R) are true.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true.
4 Assertion (A) : In recent years, the explosion of information in electronic format has placed a significant burden on the small public libraries.

Reason (R) : E-resources are expensive, both in licensing cost and in the technology needed to support them to which small public libraries can hardly afford.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true.
2 Both (A) and (R) are false.
3 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
4 (R) is true, but (A) is false.

Answer: (A) is false, but (R) is true.
5 Assertion (A) : In the digital environment, the University libraries in India need not build their reference collection.

Reason (R) : ‘Question Point’ of OCLC provides a complete virtual reference management system for subscription.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 Both (A) and (R) are true
3 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
4 Both (R) and (A) are false.

Answer: (A) is false, but (R) is true.
6 Assertion (A) : Libraries market their products and services to overcome the problems of under-utilization of their information resources and services.

Reason (R) : Libraries are under-utilized because they do not provide access to electronic resources.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true.
2 Both (A) and (R) are false.
3 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
4 (A) is true, but (R) is false.

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false
7 Assertion (A) : In RDA the ‘rule of 3”, to provide upto three authors, is now the main instruction.

Reason (R) : RDA does not encourage access to the names of persons and corporate bodies important to the users.

1 Both (A) and (R) are true.
2 Both (A) and (R) are false.
3 (A) is true but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false but (R) is true. .

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are false.
8 Assertion (A) : Application of six sigma in library management is a quality programme that improves customers’ experience and lowers costs.

Reason (R) : Six phases of sigma are necessary in all library operations.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true.
2 (A) is false but (R) is true.
3 Both (A) and (R) are false.
4 (A) is true but (R) is false.

Answer: (A) is true but (R) is false.
9 Assertion (A) : A library needs to generate a satisfied customer base which is supportive of library programmes.

Reason (R) : If a library’s resources and services are measured upto customer’s expectations, then repeat use cannot be ensured.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 Both (A) and (R) are true.
3 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false.
10 Assertion (A) : A library needs to generate a satisfied customer base which is supportive of library programmes. Reason (R) : If a library’s resources and services are measured upto customer’s expectations, then repeat use cannot be ensured. Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 Both (A) and (R) are true.
3 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false.
11 Assertion (A) : Podcasting, once an obscure method of spreading information, has become a recognised medium for distributing audio contents – be it corporate or for personal use.

Reason (R) : Podcasts, though similar to radio programs, are primarily audio files which the listeners can play at their convenience, using devices that have become more common than portable broadcast receivers.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, and (R) is false
2 Both (A) and (R) are true
3 (A) is false and (R) is true
4 Both (A) and (R) are false

Answer: (A) is true, and (R) is false
12 Assertion (A) : Open-ended questions are suitable to glean more and candid information from the respondents seeking on a specific aspect.

Reason (R) : Open-ended questions provide an opportunity to go beyond the closed option of ‘yes’ or ‘No’ as it enables to express one’s own ideas more candidly.

1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 Both (A) and (R) are true.
3 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false.
13 Assertion (A) : An information literate generally has the potential to determine the nature and extent of the information needed.

Reason (R) : An information literate can define and articulate the need better than an information illiterate.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
3 Both (A) and (R) are true.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true.
14 Assertion (A) : Majority of State Public Library Acts enacted from 1990s have provision for Library fund with contributions from State and Central Governments.

Reason (R) : Library Cess is inadequate to manage public libraries.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are false.
2 Both (A) and (R) are true.
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true.
15 Assertion (A) : Most of the LIS professionals in India are yet to recognise fully the significance of Web-based OPAC services.

Reason (R) : Although some libraries in India have started to develop their own websites and portals with enhanced features of Web-based OPACs, but none of these libraries are yet to have their library page and lack federated search facilities.

Codes :
1 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
2 (A) is false, but (R) is true.
3 Both (A) and (R) are true.
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false.

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