West Bengal SET 2020 (Library & Information Science) Solved Questions with Explanations (41-50)

West Bengal SET 2020 (Library & Information Science) Solved Questions with Explanations (41-50)

41. SciFinder provides access to __.
(a) CAPlus
(b) CAS Registry
(d) ChemSpider

Answer: (C)
Notes: SciFinder is the most comprehensive database for coverage of chemistry and chemical engineering. It has the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information. It provides integrated access to CAPlus, CAS registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, and CHEMCATS, which are produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), United States.

42. Which canon is responsible for arrangement of books on library shelves?

Answer: (B) Canon for Filiatory Sequence
Notes: There are two Canons for Filiatory Sequence (i) Canon for Subordinate Classes (ii) Canon for Co-ordinate Classes. The two canons for filiatory sequence state that a scheme of library classification should clearly identify both coordinate and subordinate classes and they should be arranged among themselves according to their mutual affiliation.

43. Identify the person based on following characteristics:
(a) A library scholar, known for her research on bibliographic control.
(b) She authored a book entitled “The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization”
(c) A recipient of Margaret Mann Citation and the Ranganathan Award for Classification Research

Answer: (A) Elaine Svenonius
Notes: Elaine Svenonius is an American librarian and library scholar, known for her research on bibliographic control, particularly cataloging, classification, and indexing. Authored the book ' The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization', she is best known for bringing a philosophical knowledge organization approach to cataloging theory.

44. Who among the following is acknowledged as the 'father of GIS' (Geographic Information System)?

Answer: (C) Roger Tomlinson
Notes: Dr. Roger F. Tomlinson who first coined the term geographic information system (GIS) is considered as 'Father of GIS'. He created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government.

45. The Patent Information System, Government of India is located at __.

Answer: (D) Nagpur

46. Arrange the following initiatives taken by OCLC according to their year of emergence:
(a) Printed its last card catalogue
(b) Preservation microfilm and digitization operation
(c) Produced first catalogue card for members
(d) Started advocacy campaign called "geek the library"

Answer: (C)

47. In 7th ed. of CC, which indicator digit among the following has no anteriorizing value:

Answer: (D) equal to
Notes: In CC 7th ed., the following three indicator symbols have anteriorising value i.e. Asterisk, Double Inverted Comma, and Backward Arrow.

48. Who is considered as the ‘mother of MARC’ (declared by Library of Congress in 2006)?

Answer: (A) Henriette Avram
Notes: Henriette Avram was the originator of MARC format and she had completed the pilot project of MARC at Library of Congress in 1968. She died in May 2006 and remembered as ‘Mother of MARC’ by Library of Congress.

49. ‘Peek-a-Boo Cards’, a generic term to represent aspects cards, optical coincidence cards, feature cards, and Batten cards, was chosen by __.

Answer: (D) W. A. Wildhack and J. Stern

50. Which concept among the following belongs to ‘Five predicables’?

Answer: (B) Accident
Notes: The classes of five predicables usually recognized by logicians are: (i) Genus; (ii) Species; (iii) Difference; (iv) Property; (v) Accident. 

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