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#1. When two or more libraries come together to share their resources or exchange their services or agree to cooperate with each other, then such an understanding is known as...

The following are some of the areas in which there can be cooperation among librarie

Selection of documents.

Acquisition documents.

Processing of documents.

Interlending of documents.

Preparation of bibliographies, acquisition lists, union lists and catalogues, etc.


Helping users through information services like translation service, on-line
search, etc.

#2. Who defined Library network as "A group of libraries and/or information service points, connected together for the purpose of satisfying specified requirements." ?

#3. In which network, each one of the participating libraries will have access to each and every other library in the network?

#4. In a Which Network each centre known as node will inspect incoming messages or packets; accept those intended for it and pass on the others to appropriate nodes?

#5. A Hierarchical Network is also called as..

#6. Who defines centralized cataloguing as "the cataloguing of documents by some central organisation"?

#7. The objectives of centralised cataloguing are to:

#8. Which of the following is not an advantage of Centralised cataloguing?


Duplication of work can be avoided.

Uniform and standard cataloguing`

practices can be adopted.

Cataloguing can be qualitatively improved.

Some of the professional staff who are relieved of cataloguing work can be

utilised for other useful professional service:

Preparation of union catalogues will become easy.



Pooling up the necessary funds to opt for centralized cataloguing may bedifficult for some libraries.

Because of local variations it may be difficult to go in for centralized cataloguing.

Centralized cataloguing system may cause delay. A library with a lower number of accessions can complete the job of cataloguing much earlier.

Similarly such libraries may not need all the catalogue cards prepared by the central organisation.

It may not buy all the books because of its limited funds and requirements. Excess cards will be a waste then.

#9. A publisher of a book, if he can provide the catalogue entry in the book itself, will be helping the purchasing libraries. What is this service called?

#10. What is the term used by Ranganathan for Cataloguing-in-Source ?

#11. If two or more libraries make out s a list of all or some of the holdings of a library, What is this called?

#12. Which is true regarding Union Catalogue?


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