Delhi University MPhil and PhD Entrance Test 2019 Solved Library Science Questions with Explanations (1-10)

Delhi University MPhil and PhD Entrance Test 2019 Solved Library Science Questions with Explanations (1-10)

1. Which of the following sampling “relies on referrals from initial sampling units to generate additional sampling units”?

Answer: (B) Snowball Sampling
Notes: This sampling technique involves tracing rare sample through referrals from the already identified members of the sample.

2. Which of the following feature incorporated in Fifth Generation of Computers?

Answer: (A) Artificial Intelligence
Notes: The concept of ‘artificial intelligence’ belongs to fifth generation of computers. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.

3. Which of the following is not a programming language?

Answer: (A) ASCII
Notes: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), is a character encoding standard for electronic communication. The first edition of the standard was published in 1963.

4. Which of the following is the first step of 'Ellis’s Behavioural Model of information seeking strategies'?

Answer: (D) Starting
Notes: Ellis derived eight generic characteristics of information seeking patterns of social scientists i.e. Starting, Chaining, Browsing, Differentiating, Monitoring, Extracting, Verifying, and Ending.

5. Which of the following information source is not considered as grey literature?

Answer: (C) Handbook

6. Which of the following is an open source graphic designing software?

Answer: (A) Inkscape
Notes: Inkscape, first released in 2003 is a free and open-source vector graphics editor used to create vector images.

7. Which of the following is an example of Federated search engine?

Answer: (B) Knimbus
Notes: Knimbus, developed by Rahul Agarwalla and Tarun Arora in 2010, is a Web-based knowledge discovery platform intended to search for information across multiple data sources.

8. In which year, the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation was established?

Answer: (D) 1972

9. 'Newspaper Clipping Service' is an example of __.

Answer: (A) Current Awareness Service

10. 'Cyber Space' term was introduced by __.

Answer: (B) William Gibson

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