Library and Information Science: In this blog post, we have provided important MCQs related to Library & information science subjects.
We have covered various subjects that fall under the library and information science.
The multiple-choice questions (Quiz) on Library and Information science are very useful for the students who are dealing with the subject (Library and information science).
MCQs on library and information science
1. ………………. collect, organise and store numerical data pertaining to a specific subject.
2. A document providing a broader view of a subject is called ……………….
3. Due to the availability of LAN and WAN, there is no need to visit the library by the users and thus their time is saved.
4. Human thoughts are made available in the form of ……………
Books and Periodicals
Manuscripts and Audio-visual records
Graphs, charts, maps, CD-ROM and DVD
a and b above
a, b and c of the above
5. Libraries provide macro- documents to their users, whereas information centres provide micro-documents to their users.
6. Library promotes ……………….. for books.
7. The basic functions of a library have not undergone any change even after adopting modern technologies.
8. The use of the library by the people makes them …………….. citizens of the society.
9. What is a place where library materials are stored and are readily available on request called?
10. Who describes the library as a public institution charged with the collection of books to make these accessible for users?
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
MCQs on Types of library
1. Categorization of libraries emerged due to ………………..
The increasing number of users
The enormous number of information resources in all disciplines
Demands for varied kind of information
b and c of the above
a, b and c of the above
2. Academic libraries are those that support activities of ………………..
Research and development
Business and industry
3. The library which serves as a permanent depository for all publications issued in the country is a …………….
4. A public library is a …………… library established for the use of the general public and maintained by public funds.
5. A photocopying service of pages from books or journals available to users in a library is called …………… service.
6. A special library acquires a special collection and renders specialized information and documentation services to specialized users.
7. Which category of libraries serve the students, teachers and research scholars?
8. In which city of India, Central Secretariat Library is located?
9. Responsive information service is the service provided by libraries in anticipation of the demands from the users.
10. Which service enables the user of a library to borrow books that are owned by another library?
MCQs on Modern library/ digital library
1. Which area of application in ILMS (Integrated Library Management System) refers to acquiring, processing and maintaining periodicals in a library?
2. Web OPAC is similar to OPAC in Searching and Browsing
3. An automated library consists of materials that are organised in a virtual space using computers and computer networks.
4. Need for Automation arises due to
Improve the quality of services
Participate in easy resource sharing
Literature explosion and Information overloads
5. Library Automation helps in the interaction of ………….. with the system.
Scattering of Information
6. Full form of ILMS
Integrated Management Library System
Integrated Library Management System
Information Library Management System
Indian Library Management System
7. An Automated Library eliminates …………….. tasks.
8. Full form of DLI
Delhi Library of India
Daily Library of India
Digital Library of India
Digital India Library
9. The activities related to acquiring, processing and maintaining periodicals in a library is called ………….
10. A virtual library is a library that has no ……………. and it is without any physical collection.
More MCQs on Library and Information Science
1. The implications of the Second Law of Library Science are …………..
Library location, Library hours and Library furniture
The State, Library Authority, Library Staff and Readers
Open access, Shelf arrangement and Catalogue
Growth in size, readers and staff
2. Three time-saving devices according to the Fourth Law of Library Science are …………..
Open Access, Reference service and Stack room guides
Stack area, Circulation area and Reading room area
Library Hours, Book selection and Library staff
Easy access, Reference service and Library Display
3. Every library grows in size with regard to ……………..
Library Services, Staff and Book display
Book selection, library hours and more Finances
The library building, growth of Readers and growth of Staff
Library automation, issue methods and Location
4. Who revised Ranganathan’s Five Laws in 1992?
5. The Sixth Law as devised by James R. Retting is ……………..
Every user his or her web resources
Every web resource its user
Every reader his library
Every reader his freedom
6. …………………. helps in achieving the objectives of the Third Law of Library Science.
Open Access System
Classified arrangement of books
7. Which Law of Library Science calls for the classified arrangement of books in the stack room?
8. Who had suggested two supplementary (6th and 7th) Laws to Ranganathan’s Five Laws?
Kuronen and Pekkarinen
Goreman and Crawford
Neelameghan and Bhattacharya
Simpson and Thompson
9. The Book selection criterion should meet the requirements of present and potential users.
10. Modern libraries which are automated fail to fulfil the Five Laws of Library Science.
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