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  1. Five laws of Library Science

1. Books Are For Use
2. Every Reader His/Her Book
3. Every Book Its Reader
4. Save The Time Of The Reader
5. The Library Is A Growing Organism

2. Modes of formation of subjects:

Loose Assemblage



#1. Who designed Bibliographic Classfication?

#2. Which of the following was designed as a switching language?

It was designed to serve as a switching language i.e`to work as an intermediary or conversion language to transfer information from one indexing language to another. It means that it was designed for classifying information centres rather than documents. But, instead of its intended purpose, it is being used as a shelf
classification in some libraries. It has been found useful as an aid in formulating and modifying search strategies. BSO is now available on computer disks in MS-DOS environment.

#3. Which law of Ranganathan insists that the arrangement of documents and the main entries should primarily be based on the characteristics of the subjects embodied in the documents?

#4. Which law implies APUPA arrangement?

APUPA (Alien, Penumbral, Umbral, Penumbral, Alien)

#5. Which law implies that at the time of retrieval no document relevant to the interest of the reader at the moment should be missed, irrespective of his approach?

#6. Which law implies that the intellectual and mental potential of the reader should be conserved by pinpointed and expeditious retrieval?

#7. Which law implies that the retrieval and service should be done in the most economic manner?

#8. What is lamination?

#9. Who stated that "when the basic layer is a basic subject and the other layers are isolate ideas, a compound subject is formed"?

#10. Anatomy of the human body is an example of...

#11. Treatment of diseases of plant is an example of..

#12. Assembling together two or more subjects or isolate ideas is knowns as...

#13. General relation between political science and economics is an example for..

#14. Statistics for librarians is an example for....

#15. Influence of geography on history is an example for...

Few more examples for Loose Assemblage of formation subjects:

1) Influence of Buddhism on Christianity

2) Difference between Lemuroidea and Anthropoidea

3)Child medicine

4) Geriatrics

5)Female medicine

6)Desert engineering

7)Mountain engineering

8)War engineering

9)Boolean algebra
10) Ayurvedic system of medicine
11) Gestalt psychology12)ayurvedic system – tropical environment – child

#16. What is fission?

#17. Which term is used to denote fission when we consider one and only one of the subdivisions of an isolate or of a Basic Subject, resulting from fission?

#18. Who defines "Denudation is the progressive decrease of the extension and the increase of the intension (or the depth) of a BS or an isolate idea, even as we scoop out the flesh of a soft-fruit from deeper and deeper layers or as we excavate the well"?

#19. Who defines denudation as s "the exposure of a new area of knowledge by erosion or divestment through research or enquiry"?

Example: (See figure below)
Philosophy (a)
– Logic (b)
– Deductive Logic (c)

#20. What is Fusion?


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