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  • 1. 

    Directory of Open Acces Journal is maintained by 

    • A.

      Lund University

    • B.

      Lund Library Association

    • C.

      Lund National Library

    • D.

      SHERPA

    Correct Answer
    A. Lund University
    Explanation
    The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a comprehensive directory of peer-reviewed open access journals. It is maintained by Lund University, a prestigious institution located in Lund, Sweden. Lund University is known for its commitment to open access and scholarly communication. Therefore, it is responsible for maintaining the DOAJ, which serves as a valuable resource for researchers and scholars seeking high-quality open access journals.

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  • 2. 

    LAMP is 

    • A.

      BUNDLE OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

    • B.

      BUNDLE OF KOHA SOFTWARE

    • C.

      LINUX APACHE MYSQL PHP/PERL

    Correct Answer
    C. LINUX APACHE MYSQL PHP/PERL
    Explanation
    LAMP is an acronym that stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl. It refers to a software bundle consisting of these open-source technologies. Linux is the operating system, Apache is the web server, MySQL is the database management system, and PHP/Perl are programming languages used for web development. Together, these components form a powerful and widely used stack for building and deploying web applications.

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  • 3. 

    How many character can be scrap in Twitter

    • A.

      140

    • B.

      120

    • C.

      160

    • D.

      180

    Correct Answer
    A. 140
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 140. Twitter restricts the number of characters in a tweet to 140. This limitation was initially imposed due to the platform's origins as an SMS-based service, where messages were limited to 160 characters. Twitter reserved 20 characters for the username, leaving 140 characters for the actual tweet. This character limit has become a defining feature of Twitter, encouraging users to be concise and creative in their messages.

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  • 4. 

    What is Shodganga 

    • A.

      Digital library of India

    • B.

      National Library

    • C.

      Repository of Indian Theses and Dissertations

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Repository of Indian Theses and Dissertations
    Explanation
    Shodganga is a repository of Indian theses and dissertations. It is a digital library that provides access to research work completed by scholars in India. This platform serves as a comprehensive database for academic documents, allowing researchers and students to access and reference a wide range of theses and dissertations. Shodganga aims to promote and preserve intellectual output from Indian universities and research institutions, making it a valuable resource for the academic community.

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  • 5. 

    What is Shodgangotri project

    • A.

      Repository of Ongoing theses and dissertation

    • B.

      Repository of MHRD GOI

    • C.

      Repository of Association of Indian Universities

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Repository of Ongoing theses and dissertation
    Explanation
    The Shodgangotri project is a repository that collects and stores ongoing theses and dissertations. It serves as a platform for researchers and scholars to share and access their work. This project is not associated with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) or the Association of Indian Universities.

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  • 6. 

    HKLS is an example of 

    • A.

      Management Database

    • B.

      Library Science Database

    • C.

      History Database

    • D.

      Law Database

    Correct Answer
    B. Library Science Database
    Explanation
    HKLS is an acronym for "Hong Kong Library System," which indicates that it is related to libraries. Therefore, HKLS is an example of a Library Science Database, as it likely refers to a database specifically designed for managing library resources, such as books, journals, and other materials.

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  • 7. 

    --------- is an open source software for managing the bibliographic reference 

    • A.

      AIGAION

    • B.

      Bigeye

    • C.

      Profusion

    • D.

      Informine

    Correct Answer
    A. AIGAION
    Explanation
    AIGAION is an open source software that is specifically designed for managing bibliographic references. It provides users with a platform to organize and store their references, making it easier to manage and cite them in academic or research projects. With AIGAION, users can create and edit reference entries, categorize them into different groups, and generate citations in various formats. This software is a valuable tool for researchers, students, and anyone who needs to keep track of their bibliographic references efficiently.

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  • 8. 

    ------- is an example of Bibliometric software

    • A.

      Sitkis

    • B.

      Koha

    • C.

      Garfiedexe

    • D.

      Loktastats

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitkis
    Explanation
    Sitkis is an example of bibliometric software.

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  • 9. 

    Linux was developed by

    • A.

      Linus Torvalds

    • B.

      Linuze Cray

    • C.

      Leenuz Torvalds

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Linus Torvalds
    Explanation
    Linux was developed by Linus Torvalds. Linus Torvalds is a Finnish-American software engineer who created the Linux kernel, which is the core component of the Linux operating system. He released the first version of Linux in 1991 and has been actively involved in its development ever since. Torvalds' creation of Linux revolutionized the world of computing by providing a free and open-source alternative to proprietary operating systems. His contributions to the development of Linux have made him one of the most influential figures in the field of computer science.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is an example of Institution Repository software?

    • A.

      DARE National Library of Netherland

    • B.

      RedHat

    • C.

      CenOS

    • D.

      UBUNTU

    Correct Answer
    A. DARE National Library of Netherland
    Explanation
    DARE National Library of Netherland is an example of Institution Repository software because it is a digital repository that collects, preserves, and provides access to the research output of Dutch universities and research institutes. It serves as a centralized platform for storing and sharing scholarly publications, datasets, and other research materials.

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  • 11. 

    Who is the publisher of the journal Library Trends?

    • A.

      John Hopkins Uni

    • B.

      Uni of Illinois

    • C.

      Uni of Delhi

    • D.

      Uni of Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    A. John Hopkins Uni
    Explanation
    The correct answer is John Hopkins Uni.

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  • 12. 

    NKC of India was constituted in 

    • A.

      13 July 2005

    • B.

      13 June 2005

    • C.

      12 August 2005

    • D.

      9 September 2005

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 June 2005
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13 June 2005.

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  • 13. 

    Dr Peter Lazer's report is related with INFORMATION POLICY OF 

    • A.

      INDIA

    • B.

      USA

    • C.

      Vadodara State

    • D.

      UK

    Correct Answer
    A. INDIA
    Explanation
    Dr Peter Lazer's report is related to the information policy of India. This can be inferred from the fact that his report is specifically mentioned to be related to a particular country, and in this case, it is India. The other options, USA, Vadodara State, and UK, are not mentioned in relation to Dr Peter Lazer's report, making India the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    Web 2.0 was coinded by

    • A.

      Tim O Reilly

    • B.

      Micheal Casey

    • C.

      Berners Lee

    Correct Answer
    A. Tim O Reilly
    Explanation
    Tim O'Reilly is credited with coining the term "Web 2.0." He popularized the term through a conference in 2004 and subsequent articles and publications. O'Reilly's concept of Web 2.0 referred to the shift in internet usage and technology towards user-generated content, social media, and interactive web applications. His contributions and promotion of the term have had a significant impact on the understanding and development of the modern internet.

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  • 15. 

    Algorithm and flow chart hep us to 

    • A.

      Know the memory capacity

    • B.

      Identify the base of A number system

    • C.

      Specify the problem completely & clearly

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Specify the problem completely & clearly
    Explanation
    Algorithm and flow chart help us to specify the problem completely and clearly. This is because these tools allow us to break down a problem into smaller steps and visually represent the logic and sequence of these steps. By doing so, we can clearly define the inputs, outputs, and operations required to solve the problem. This helps in understanding the problem thoroughly and ensures that all aspects of the problem are considered and addressed.

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  • 16. 

    LOCKSS is related to 

    • A.

      Digital preservation tools

    • B.

      Bibliographical standards

    • C.

      Disease name

    • D.

      NONE

    Correct Answer
    A. Digital preservation tools
    Explanation
    LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), based at Stanford University Libraries, is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so that they can easily and inexpensively collect and preserve their own copies of authorized e-content. LOCKSS, in its twelfth year, provides libraries with the open-source software and support to preserve today’s web-published materials for tomorrow’s readers while building their own collections and acquiring a copy of the assets they pay for, instead of simply leasing them. LOCKSS provides fully managed preservation and 100% post cancellation access.

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  • 17. 

    Thompson Reuters came into existence in 

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      2003

    • D.

      2008

    Correct Answer
    D. 2008
    Explanation
    ISI was merged with Thompson Corporation in 1998
    Thompson merged with Reuters in 2008

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  • 18. 

    Scopus is the largest

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Digital Library

    • C.

      Scholarly Full text Engine

    • D.

      Abstract and citation database

    Correct Answer
    D. Abstract and citation database
    Explanation
    Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database. This means that it contains a vast collection of abstracts and citations from various scholarly sources. It provides researchers and scholars with access to a wide range of scientific literature, allowing them to search for and retrieve relevant information for their studies. The database includes not only abstracts but also citations, which can be used to track the impact and influence of research articles. Overall, Scopus serves as a valuable resource for those in the academic community.

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  • 19. 

    Term Portico is related to   

    • A.

      Digital Library

    • B.

      Mobile Library

    • C.

      Preservation of digital publications

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Preservation of digital publications
    Explanation
    The term "portico" is related to the preservation of digital publications. A portico is a digital preservation service that provides long-term access and archiving of digital content, including publications. It ensures that digital publications are stored, organized, and protected for future use and reference. This term is specifically associated with the preservation and maintenance of digital materials to ensure their accessibility and usability over time.

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  • 20. 

    ________ is one of the records of circulation section

    • A.

      Accession Register

    • B.

      AACR-2 (R)

    • C.

      Catalogue Card

    • D.

      Day book

    Correct Answer
    A. Accession Register
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Accession Register. The Accession Register is a record kept in the circulation section of a library. It contains information about the books or materials that have been added to the library's collection. This register helps in tracking the accession number, title, author, and other details of each item. It is an essential tool for managing and organizing the library's collection and ensuring that all materials are accounted for.

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  • 21. 

    PRECIS was developed by Derek Austin for use in the 

    • A.

      BNB

    • B.

      ISBN

    • C.

      ISBD

    • D.

      INB

    Correct Answer
    A. BNB
    Explanation
    PRECIS was developed by Derek Austin for use in the BNB (British National Bibliography). The BNB is a comprehensive bibliographic database that contains information about books and other materials published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. PRECIS is a controlled vocabulary system used to index and retrieve information from the BNB database. It provides standardized terms and concepts to ensure consistency and accuracy in cataloging and searching for materials in the BNB.

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  • 22. 

    Rules for dictionary catalogue were devised by :

    • A.

      Pannizzi

    • B.

      C. Jewet

    • C.

      S. Lubetzky

    • D.

      C. A. Cutter

    Correct Answer
    D. C. A. Cutter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. A. Cutter. C. A. Cutter, also known as Charles Ammi Cutter, was an American librarian who played a significant role in the development of library science. He is best known for his work in creating the Cutter Expansive Classification system and for his contributions to the field of cataloging. Cutter's rules for dictionary cataloging were influential in standardizing the organization and description of library materials, and his ideas continue to have an impact on library cataloging practices today.

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  • 23. 

      Rules for dictionary catalogue were devised in the year

    • A.

      1876

    • B.

      1841

    • C.

      1905

    • D.

      1878

    Correct Answer
    A. 1876
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1876. This is the year when the rules for dictionary catalogues were devised.

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  • 24. 

    Vatican code made  in the year

    • A.

      1933

    • B.

      1931

    • C.

      1934

    Correct Answer
    B. 1931
  • 25. 

    Classified catalogue code in the year

    • A.

      1934

    • B.

      1932

    • C.

      1933

    • D.

      1931

    Correct Answer
    A. 1934
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1934 because the question asks for the classified catalogue code in a specific year. Out of the given options, 1934 is the only year mentioned that matches the question.

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  • 26. 

    British Musume code in the year

    • A.

      1841

    • B.

      1941

    • C.

      1876

    • D.

      1877

    Correct Answer
    A. 1841
  • 27. 

    7th Edition of Colon Classification in the Year

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      1989

    • D.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    D. 1987
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1987. The 7th Edition of Colon Classification was published in 1987.

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  • 28. 

    Technological Gatekeeper is :

    • A.

      A formal method of giving current awareness service

    • B.

      A method of technology assessment and evaluation

    • C.

      Process of transfer of technology

    • D.

      An informal mechanism of keeping user informed of relevant development

    Correct Answer
    D. An informal mechanism of keeping user informed of relevant development
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An informal mechanism of keeping user informed of relevant development." Technological gatekeeper refers to a person or group who actively seeks out and disseminates information about new technological developments to keep users informed. This can be done through various informal channels such as newsletters, blogs, social media, or personal communication. The purpose is to ensure that users stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and can make informed decisions about incorporating new technologies into their work or daily lives.

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  • 29. 

    Who among the following honoured with ‘Nobel Prize’ for his substantial contribution in Documentation ?

    • A.

      S. C. Bradford

    • B.

      Henri La Fontaine

    • C.

      E. Garfield

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Henri La Fontaine
    Explanation
    Henri La Fontaine was honored with the Nobel Prize for his substantial contribution in Documentation.

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  • 30. 

    The Farmington plan is associated with :

    • A.

      Library Indexing Service

    • B.

      Library Cooperation

    • C.

      Library Cataloguing

    • D.

      Library Legislation

    Correct Answer
    B. Library Cooperation
    Explanation
    The Farmington plan is associated with library cooperation. The Farmington plan was a cooperative collection development program initiated in 1949 by the Farmington Library Cooperative in Michigan, USA. It aimed to coordinate the acquisition of research materials among participating libraries, ensuring that each library had access to a comprehensive collection while avoiding unnecessary duplication. The plan facilitated resource sharing and collaboration among libraries, promoting efficient use of limited resources and enhancing access to information for library users.

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  • 31. 

    Noise’ in Information Retrieval is due to

    • A.

      Precision

    • B.

      Recall

    • C.

      Redundant information

    • D.

      Relevant information

    Correct Answer
    C. Redundant information
    Explanation
    Noise in information retrieval refers to irrelevant or unnecessary information that can interfere with the retrieval process. Redundant information, which is the correct answer, refers to the presence of duplicated or repetitive data that adds no additional value to the retrieval process. When redundant information is present, it can increase the amount of noise in the retrieval system, making it more difficult to find relevant and useful information. Therefore, eliminating or reducing redundant information is crucial in order to improve the efficiency and accuracy of information retrieval.

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  • 32. 

    The concept “Invisible College” first used by :

    • A.

      Eugene Garfield

    • B.

      Allent Kent

    • C.

      Carl Savage

    • D.

      D Solla Price

    Correct Answer
    D. D Solla Price
    Explanation
    D Solla Price is the correct answer because he was the first to use the term "Invisible College" in his book "Little Science, Big Science" published in 1963. The concept refers to a network of scientists who collaborate and communicate informally, often outside traditional academic institutions. Price's book explored the dynamics of scientific communication and the role of these informal networks in the advancement of scientific knowledge.

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  • 33. 

    Ontology is.................

    • A.

      An Indexing Method

    • B.

      Documentation service

    • C.

      Cataloguing of Internet based documents

    • D.

      Classification of Internet based documents

    Correct Answer
    D. Classification of Internet based documents
    Explanation
    Ontology refers to the classification of internet-based documents. It involves organizing and categorizing these documents based on their content, structure, and relationships. This classification helps in creating a structured and organized system for retrieving and accessing information on the internet. By classifying internet-based documents, users can easily find relevant information and navigate through the vast amount of data available online.

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  • 34. 

    The concept of concretes and processes was given by

    • A.

      Kaiser

    • B.

      S. R. Ranganathan

    • C.

      Derek Austin

    • D.

      H. P. Luhn

    Correct Answer
    A. Kaiser
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the person who introduced the concept of concretes and processes. Among the options provided, Kaiser is the correct answer.

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  • 35. 

    Currently “Science Citation Index” is published by

    • A.

      Springer

    • B.

      Elsevier

    • C.

      Thomson

    • D.

      INFLIBNET

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Thomson because Thomson Reuters is the publisher of the Science Citation Index. They are known for their comprehensive database of scientific literature and their indexing and citation tracking services.

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  • 36. 

    What is not open source software for library management

    • A.

      Php my Library

    • B.

      KOHA

    • C.

      AVANT1

    • D.

      SOUL1

    Correct Answer
    D. SOUL1
    Explanation
    SOUL1 is not open source software for library management.

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  • 37. 

    In which year was the International Book Year celebrated by UNESCO

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1931

    • C.

      2012

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    A. 1972
    Explanation
    In 1972, UNESCO celebrated the International Book Year. This year was dedicated to promoting books and reading worldwide. It aimed to highlight the importance of books as tools for education, cultural exchange, and intellectual development. By celebrating the International Book Year, UNESCO aimed to encourage literacy and foster a love for reading among people of all ages and backgrounds.

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  • 38. 

    DDC 22nd edition is published by

    • A.

      OCLC

    • B.

      IFLA

    • C.

      UNESCO

    • D.

      IFLA

    Correct Answer
    A. OCLC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is OCLC. OCLC stands for Online Computer Library Center, and it is a global library cooperative that provides cataloging services, interlibrary loan support, and digital content management. The DDC 22nd edition refers to the Dewey Decimal Classification, which is a system used by libraries to classify books and other library materials. OCLC is responsible for publishing and maintaining the DDC 22nd edition. IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) are international organizations that work in the field of libraries and information management, but they are not directly involved in publishing the DDC 22nd edition.

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  • 39. 

    ISBN changed from 10 digits to 13 from

    • A.

      Jan, 2007

    • B.

      Jan 2008

    • C.

      Aug 2006

    • D.

      Aug 2008

    Correct Answer
    A. Jan, 2007
    Explanation
    In January 2007, the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) changed from 10 digits to 13 digits. This change was made to accommodate the increasing number of books being published worldwide and to provide a more unique identifier for each book. The transition to 13 digits allowed for a greater number of possible combinations, ensuring that each book could be uniquely identified.

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  • 40. 

    260 tag in MARC format marks

    • A.

      A topical subject heading

    • B.

      The physical description

    • C.

      The publication information

    Correct Answer
    C. The publication information
    Explanation
    The 260 tag in MARC format is used to mark the publication information of a resource. This tag contains details such as the place of publication, the name of the publisher, and the date of publication. This information is important for cataloging and identifying resources accurately.

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  • 41. 

    LYCOS is a

    • A.

      Name of Library

    • B.

      Search engine

    • C.

      Programming language

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. Search engine
    Explanation
    LYCOS is a search engine.

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  • 42. 

    RDA related to

    • A.

      Searching

    • B.

      Cataloguing

    • C.

      Browsing

    Correct Answer
    B. Cataloguing
    Explanation
    RDA stands for Resource Description and Access, which is a set of guidelines used in library cataloguing. Cataloguing involves creating bibliographic records for library materials, including books, journals, and other resources. It involves describing the resource, assigning subject headings and classification numbers, and providing access points for users to search and locate the material. Therefore, RDA is related to cataloguing as it provides rules and standards for organizing and describing library resources in a consistent and efficient manner.

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  • 43. 

    AGROVAC is an example of 

    • A.

      Index

    • B.

      Directory

    • C.

      Thesaurus

    • D.

      Software

    Correct Answer
    C. Thesaurus
    Explanation
    AGROVAC is an example of a thesaurus. A thesaurus is a reference tool that provides synonyms and antonyms for words, allowing users to find alternative words with similar or opposite meanings. AGROVAC is likely a thesaurus specifically focused on agricultural terminology, providing farmers and researchers with a comprehensive list of related terms and concepts in the field of agriculture.

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