Maharashtra SET (MH-SET) 2020 Solved Library & Information Science Questions with Explanations (1-10)

Maharashtra SET (MH-SET) 2020 Solved Library & Information Science Questions with Explanations (1-10)

1. Identify the correct sequence of the Steven’s four levels of measurement scales:

Answer: (D) Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio
Notes: There are four variable measurement scales: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio.

2. In historical research, the evaluation carried out to test the authenticity of the source document is referred to as:

Answer: (B) External evaluation
Notes: External criticism (Also known as Lower Criticism) in historical research evaluates the authenticity, validity and genuineness of the document/source materials i.e. where and by whom the document was produced.

3. Match the following:
(a) Logical Theory of Information - (i) Richard Saul Wurman
(b)Informatik - (ii) Calvin Mooers
(c)Information Retrieval - (iii) Charles Sanders Pierce
(d)Information Architect - (iv) Karl Steinbuch

Answer: (B)
Notes: The logic of information, or the logical theory of information developed by Charles Sanders Pierce in his lectures "On the Logic of Science" at Harvard University (1865).In 1957, Karl Steinbuch coined the term Informatik, the German word for computer science.The term 'Information Architecture (IA)' or 'Information Architect' was coined by Richard Saul Wurman.

4. ___ and ___ are totally free plagiarism detection software.
(a) Turnitin
(b) Viper
(c) Urkund
(d) EduBirdie

Answer: (A)

5. Arrange the following Conventions/Treatise according to their year of organization/approval:
(a) WIPO Copyright Treaty
(b) Rome Convention
(c) Berne Convention
(d) Universal Copyright Convention

Answer: (A)
Notes: Berne Convention (1886); Universal Copyright Convention (1952); Rome Convention (1961); WIPO Copyright Treaty (1996)

6. Statement (A): Information is a source of economic and Political Progress. Statement (B): The transmission of information may be disturbed by some external noise

Answer: (C)

7. Raw, unorganized, unprocessed and unevaluated facts are known as __.

Answer: (A) Data

8. Prepare a national census of all libraries in India is a recommendation of __.

Answer: (C) National Knowledge Commission

9. Who was the chairman of National Knowledge Commission?

Answer: (D) Sam Pitroda
Notes: National Knowledge Commission was constituted on 13 June 2005, by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Sam Pitroda was the chairman of this 8 member commission.

10. Which User Education Programmes was initiated for underdeveloped countries by UNESCO?


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