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BLIS-04 Library Cataloguing Theory-June 2011

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BACHELOR OF LIBRARY INFORMATION AND SCIENCE 

June, 2011

BLS-4 : LIBRARY CATALOGUING THEORY

1.1 Define 'library catalogue' and elucidate its purpose. Explain the implied guidelines of the five laws of library science for a library catalogue.

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1.2 Explain the data elements of the main entry according to CCC with examples.

2.1 Mention the qualities of a good physical form of the library catalogue. Which physical form of the catalogue would you prefer for your library and why ? Discuss.

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2.2 What do you understand by inner Form of a library Catalogue Explain. Bring out the differences between a Dictionary Catalogue and a Classified Catalogue with reference to heir structure and provision for adding new subjects. Give your answer in a tabular form.

3.1 State the need for a good filing system for a library Catalogue. Explain with example he prominent filing problems and the respective solutions as provided in ALA filing rules.

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3.2 What is a pseudonymous work ? Explain its treatment in AACR 2 R.

4.1 Describe the concept of chain indexing with example and discuss its merits and demerits.

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4.2 Briefly describe the main features of 'Library of Congress Subject Headings List'.

5.0 Write short notes on any three of the following

(about 300 words each) :

(a) Catalogue codes

(b) Pre-natal cataloguing

(c) Reference entries

(d) Machine formats

(e) Centralised cataloguing

 

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