LSM 5.1: TYPES OF INFORMATION RESOURCES, SELCETION PRINCIPLES INCLUDING COMMUNICATION MEDIA-1

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#1. Who categorised the data to be collected on individual users as demographic data, social status data, psychological data, educational data, general work data?

#2. Which of the following is not a documentary source?

Information resources are of two kinds, namely, Documentary and Non-Documentary Sources.

 

A document may be a macro-document like a book, monograph, thesis, dissertation, report, etc., or a micro-document like an article in a periodical. Documents have also been grouped as Conventional, Non-Conventional, NeoConventional, Meta documents,etc

#3. Which of the following is not an example for Non-Documentary Sources?

Non-Documentary Sources:

• Institutional Sources
• Human Sources
• Colleagues
• Peers
• Information Gatekeepers
• Guides, Advisors, Consultants
• Vendors, Contractors, Collaborators, etc

#4. According to S R Ranganathan, how many types of documents are there?

  1. Conventional
  2. Neo-conventional
  3. Non-conventional
  4. Meta Documents

#5. What is the basis of S R Ranganathan's classification of documents?

#6. What is the basis of C W Hanson and Denis Grogan's classification of documents?

#7. Conventional documents are those:

#8. standards, specifications, patents, data, etc. comes under :

#9. Audios, visuals, audio-visuals, microforms, etc. are exapme of .....

Non-conventional documents are a record in nonconventional size, shape or material

#10. Which of the following is a record of phenomena made directly, unmediated, by the human mind ?

Meta-documents are a record of phenomena madedirectly, unmediated, by the human mind. They are an instrument-record of naturaland social phenomena made possible by instrument technology, photography, radar etc.

#11. Which of the following is a not a primary document?

The schemes of classification advocated by Hanson and Grogan are mainly based on the information characteristics of documents. Hanson divides documents into two categories – primary and secondary. Grogan goes further and categorises them as primary, secondary and tertiary.

#12. Conference proceedings and official publications are example of ...

Primary Documents: These documents represent new knowledge or new interpretation of old knowledge. They are the first published records of original research and development. Often a primary document may be the only source of information in existence. According to Hanson, books, journals, reports,
patents, theses, trade literature, and standards are the primary documents Grogan adds to the list conference proceedings and official publications, but excludes books.

#13. Identify the characteristics of secondary documents.

Secondary documents are of three types:

(a) Those which index selected portions of primary literature and help users in finding what has been published on a give subject, such as indexes, bibliographies, abstracts, etc.

(b) Those which survey elected portions of the primary literature to help users find the state-of-the-art
knowledge on a given subject, such as reviews, treatises, etc.

(c) Those documents which themselves contain the desired information collected and
selected from primary documents

#14. Which of the following is a not a secondary document?

#15. Which documents function is to help researchers in retrieving secondary sources?

Tertiary Documents: Tertiary documents list secondary documents. Their function is to help researchers in retrieving secondary sources. Directories, Yearbooks, Bibliographies of Bibliographies, Lists of Research-in-Progress projects, Guides to Literature, Guides to Organizations, Guides to Libraries,
and Textbooks are included in this category of documents.

Table Courtesy: William Madison Randall Library

PRIMARY
SECONDARY
TERTIARY
biography (only if it’s on an autobiographical record)
cases
correspondence
description and travel
diaries
fiction
interview
personal narrative
pictorial works
poetry
short stories
sources
biography (only if it’s describing a biography–not an autobiography)
criticism and interpretation
history
history and criticism
government policy
law and legislation
moral and ethical aspects
political aspects
politics and government
psychological aspects
public opinion
religion
religious aspects
social policy
study and teaching
abstracts
bibliography
bio-bibliography
chronology
classification
dictionaries
dictionaries and encyclopedias
directories
encyclopedias
guidebooks
handbooks, manuals, etc.
identification
indexes
registers
statistics
tables
index

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