LS CAT 1.2:LIBRARY CATALOGUE: OBJECTIVES PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS-2

The Five Laws of Library Science are a set of basic guiding principles for designing and operating a library or a library system. In fact, each one of the activities of a library may be deduced from these Five Laws. For the preparation and production of a library catalogue, a number of useful guidelines are implied in these Five Laws

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“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
― Steve Maraboli

#1. What is the first objective of a library catalogue?

#2. When a cross-reference entry should be provided?

#3. What are the access points to search a catalogue?

#4. What is the second objective of a library catalogue?

#5. What is the third objective of a catalogue?

According to the rules ofdescriptive cataloguing, the characteristics of the documents are fully described so that one document can be identified and isolated from amongst several similar
documents

#6. Which law of Library Science indicates the necessity of organising the collections of a library for maximum use, by providing a number of physical facilities and introducing readers services?

The First Law `Books are for use’ indicates the necessity of organising the collections of a library for maximum use, by providing a number of physical facilities and introducing readers services. One such facility is the provision of library catalogue, which throws open to the users the entire collections of a library.

#7. How should be the physical form of the library catalogue?

#8. Which law of Library Science implies the way a library catalogue should provide access to the collections of a library, to meet the requirements of users as children, specialist users, physically handicapped persons?

The Second and Third Laws `Every reader his book’; `Every book its reader’ imply
the way a library catalogue should provide access to the collections of a library, to
meet the requirements of users as children, specialist users, physically handicapped
persons.

#9. A catalogue should not only be simple in its design and construction but also should save the time of a reader. Which law implies that?

The Fourth Law `Save the time of the reader’ places great emphasis on time. A catalogue should not only be simple in its design and construction but also should save the time of a reader.

#10. Which law enjoins a library to view the catalogue in its widest perspective, keeping in view changes and growth in the nature and variety of publications, other forms of documents, needs of users, and such other environmental factors?

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