Organization Of Information : Sources 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is it difficult to catalog or index information so that people can easily locate it?
    • A. 

      because cataloging and indexing is a subjective process and therefore allows for ambiguity

    • B. 

      because it is difficult to anticipate how different people might search for information

    • C. 

      because it is sometimes difficult to accurately interpret an author's meaning or intent

  • 2. 
    Library classification systems attempt to shelve books together by?
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Author

    • C. 

      Subject

    • D. 

      Year of publication

  • 3. 
    What are the two major classification systems used by libraries in the United States?
    • A. 

      the Cutter Classification System

    • B. 

      the Dewey Decimal Classification System

    • C. 

      the American Library Classification System

    • D. 

      the Library of Congress Classification System

  • 4. 
    Classification systems structure knowledge objectively and contain little cultural bias.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Dewey Decimal Classification System organizes material based upon an underlying western philosophical structure while the Library of Congress Classification System uses a more pragmatic approach, organizing material based upon the needs of the Library of Congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    It is relatively easy to update and make changes to library classifications systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Dewey Decimal Classification System begins with letters and divides knowledge over 20 broad categories.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What is the purpose of subject heading systems?
    • A. 

      they describe what a book or periodical article is about

    • B. 

      They allow people to search for information by subject area

    • C. 

      they assist searchers in understanding how a specific subject fits into the larger structure of knowledge

    • D. 

      they provide insight into the meaning of life

  • 9. 
    The majority of libraries in the United States assign subject headings to books using?
    • A. 

      Wilson Subject Headings

    • B. 

      Library of Congress Subject Headings

    • C. 

      ERIC Subject Headings

    • D. 

      American Library Subject Headings

  • 10. 
    Most books and periodical articles receive more than one subject heading because?
    • A. 

      Librarians don't have better things to do with their time

    • B. 

      Most books and articles cover more than one subject

    • C. 

      the more subject headings a book or article receives the more chances a searcher has to locate the item

  • 11. 
    Most periodical indexes do not use Library of Congress Subject Headings, instead they use their own subject headings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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