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Library and Information Science Questions Answers Quizzes

Library and Information Science Questions Answers Quizzes

Library and Information Science Studies Quizzes Questions and Answers is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Quizzes covering all the areas of Library and Information Science, Librarianship Studies and Information Technology related to libraries and library management, with special reference to solutions to library cataloging, metadata, and classification problems using RDA, AACR2, MARC21, DDC, LCC, LCSH, FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD, BIBFRAME, etc. 

Whether you are studying, doing research, or a working professional, this is the place for you to develop a sound knowledge of Library and Information Science. For librarians, catalogers, i-School Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) & Ph.D. students, researchers, and LIS professionals. Free for everyone Forever...

Questions on similar subjects are grouped together so as the give a clear understanding of the subject. For example, questions on Library of Congress Classification (LCC) will be provided at one place. Under similar subjects, e.g. LCC, basic questions are given first which is followed by advanced level questions.

This collection of questions will act not only as a question bank on Library and Information Science but also be a good tool for appearing in the competitive exams and interviews and keeping updated with the new knowledge for LIS professionals all around the world.

Library and Information Science Quizzes

"Library and Information Science Questions, Answers, and Quizzes is envisioned to become the single largest database of Frequently Asked Questions on Library and Information Science (LIS Quiz & FAQ)"

A Featured LIS question and answer appears first with a link to the original blog post for the question.

A syllabus is provided then, which divides the whole LIS field into XI units. The topics/contents provided in the different units are for basic reference only as the questions included in those units will be on other related topics also.

This is followed by Library and Information Science (LIS) questions which are grouped into different units. Questions are given as hyperlinks which take to the blog article of the questions with options which may be the answers. The correct answer follows then along with further information about the subject of the question and references.

Questions are grouped into two types, viz., Objective Questions and Descriptive Questions. Click the questions to view Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog article on the question with the answer and further study references.

Utmost care has been taken in providing the correct solution for the questions. However, any suggestions and submissions for further improvement are welcome from the experts in the field of Library and Information Science.

Library and Information Science Questions and Answers is complemented with the article Library and Information Science - Did You Know? where the answers to the Objective Questions are listed for ready reference.

  1. Featured Library and Information Science Question Answer Quiz
  2. Library and Information Science Studies Syllabus 
  3. Library and Information Science Questions Quizzes



What does the acronym FRBR stand for?


(a) Functional Requirements for Better Records

(b) Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

(c) Functional Records for Big Research Libraries

Correct Answer

(b) Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records


Unit I - Information and its Communication
  • Information, Information Science, Information Society 
  • Information as a Resource / Commodity 
  • Information Transfer Cycle--Generation, Collection, Storage, and Dissemination 
  • Role of Information in Planning, Management, Socio-Economic Development, Technology transfer
  • Communication--Channel, Barriers 
  • Intellectual Property Rights--Concept, Copyright, Censorship--Print and Non-print Media 
  • Library and Information Policy at the National Level
Unit II - LIS Laws, Legislation, Education, Associations, and Profession
  • Laws of Library Science 
  • Library Resource Sharing and Networking 
  • Library Movement and Library Legislation 
  • Library Extension Services
  • Library and Information Science Education
  • Library and Information Profession
  • Library Associations in India, UK, and the USA, and other countries--ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, LA, ASLIB, SLA and ALA
  • Library Associations Organizations at International Level--FID, IFLA, and UNESCO, etc.
Unit III - Reference and Information Sources
  • Sources of Information--Primary, Secondary and Tertiary--Documentary and Non-documentary
  • Reference Sources--Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical sources, Year Books/Almanacs, Directories and Handbooks, Statistical (salient features and evaluation)
  • Bibliographical Sources--Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Journals (salient features and evaluations)
  • E-documents, E-books, E-journals
  • Databases--Bibliographic, Numeric and Full text--Evaluation
Unit IV - Reference and Information Services
  • Reference and Information Services, Referral Service
  • Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report
  • Online Services, Translation Services, Reprographic Services
Unit V - Information and Knowledge Organization and Management
  • Organization/Management of Knowledge/Information
  • Modes of formation of subjects
  • Library Classification--Cannon and Principles
  • Library Classification Schemes--DDC, UDC, CC, LCC, etc.
  • Library Cataloguing--Cannons and Principles
  • Library Cataloguing Codes--CCC, AACR-II, RDA, etc.
  • Bibliographic Records--International Standards--ISBD, MARC, CCF, BIBFRAME
  • Indexing--Pre-coordinate, Post-coordinate
  • Vocabulary Control--Thesaurus, List of Subject Headings, LCSH
  • Databases--Search Strategies, Boolean Operators
  • Knowledge Management
Unit VI - Library Management
  • Management--Principles, Functions, School of Thought
  • Planning, Organization Structure
  • Decision making
  • System Study--Analysis, Evaluation, and Design
  • Collection Development--Books, Serials, Non-book Materials--Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)
  • Human Resources Management--Manpower Planning, Job Analysis, Job Description, Selection, Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation, Delegation of Authority
  • Financial Management--Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Library Buildings and Equipment
  • Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services
  • Marketing Information Product and Services
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
Unit VII - Computers and Information Technology
  • Information Technology--Components; Impact of IT on Society
  • Computers--Hardware, Software, Storage Devices, Input/Output Devices
  • Telecommunication--Transmission media, Switching systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communication
  • Fax, Email, Teleconferencing / video conferencing, Bulletin Board Service, Teletext, Videotex, Voice Mail
  • Networking--Concepts, Topologies, Types--LAN, MAN, WAN
  • Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia, 
  • Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnections (OSI)
Unit VIII - Library Automation, Information Systems, LIS Organizations and Networks
  • Library Automation--Areas of automation, Planning, Hardware, and Software Selection, OPAC
  • INTERNET--Components, Services, Browsing--Web Browsers, Search Engines, Meta-Data, Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  • National and International Information Systems--NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC, etc.
Unit IX - Research Methodology
  • Types of Research--Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary
  • Research Design
  • Scientific Method, Hypothesis, Data Collection, Sampling
  • Methods of Research--Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental
  • Statistical Methods, Data Analysis
  • Report Writing
  • Research Methods in Library and Information Science and Services
  • Bibliometrics
Unit X - Libraries and its Users
  • Types of Libraries--National, Public, Academic, and Special--Objectives, structures, and functions
  • Digital Libraries (Concept)
  • Virtual Libraries (Concept) 
  • Types of Users, User's Studies, User's Education 
  • Role of UGC in the Growth and Development of libraries and information centers in institutes of Higher Education in India, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF).
  • Growth and development of libraries and information centers in different countries
Unit XI - Miscellaneous LIS Topics
  • Miscellaneous topics in LIS not covered by contents of Units I-X. 


Unit I - Information and its Communication
Unit II - LIS Laws, Legislation, Education, Associations, and Profession
Unit III - Reference and Information Sources
Unit IV - Reference and Information Services
Unit V - Information and Knowledge Organization and Management
Unit VI - Library Management
Unit VII - Computers and Information Technology
  • What is a computer? [(a) It is a manual machine (b) It is a calculating machine (c) It is an electronic calculating machine (d) It is a simple machine]
Unit VIII - Library Automation, Information Systems, LIS Organizations and Networks
Unit IX - Research Methodology
  • Research is an effort? [(a) To discover knowledge (b) To discover and develop knowledge (c) To verify the knowledge (d) To discover, develop, and verify knowledge]
  • What is research?
Unit X - Libraries and its Users
Unit XI - Miscellaneous LIS Topics


  • Salman Haider - Librarian Cataloger Author Blogger

  • Last Updated: 2018-06-03
  • Written: 2017-09-03

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