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Ignou BLIS Assignment 2017

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Ignou BLIS Assignment Jan 2017 - Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Library and Information Science (BLIS) solved assignment available here. You can download here Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Library and Information Science (BLIS) (Hindi & English) Solved Assignments through official website of IGNOU for academic session January 2017 and July 2017.

Dates for Submission of Assignments

For July 2017 Session: 31st March 2017

For January 2017 Session: 30th September 2017

Kindly submit your assignments at the concerned Study Centre within the due date as mentioned here:

Faculty of Library and Information Science School of Social Sciences  Indira Gandhi National Open University  Maidan Garhi, New Delhi –110068

BLI-221  :  Library, Information and  Society

Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.14-Jan.15

I) Answer the following questions in not more than 1000 words each.

1) Name some university libraries visited by you. Describe the functions, services, collection and staff of one of them. (10)
2) What is INFLIBNET? Discuss its services and databases developed by it. (10)

II) Answer the following questions in not more than 500 words each.

1) Explain the concept and characteristics of ‘information society’. (5)
2) Discuss how technology has enabled de-institutionalisation of information services. (5)
3) Discuss the implications of Second Law of Library Science in book selection in a library. (5)
4) Compare the library acts of different states of India from the point of view of financial provisions. (5)
5) Explain the concept ‘library consortia’. (5)
6) Discuss the broad principles for designing a code of ethics for LIS professionals. (5)

III) Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each.

1) Enumerate the different categories of information professionals. (2)
2) Define the term ‘knowledge society’. (2)
3) How is copyright a barrier in building digital libraries? (2) 6
4) What are the computer offences given in the IT Act, 2000? (2)
5) Enumerate the states where public library act has been passed but not yet implemented. (2)
6) Name the metropolitan area networks in India. (2)
7) Mention the number of members and services provided by FORSA as on July 2014. (2)
8) Mention the number of members and services provided by CONCERT as on July 2014. (2)
9) Give one example each of organisations where LIS professionals have designations; scientist, documentation officer, library and information officer and information scientist. (2)
10) Enumerate the titles and place of the conferences hosted by ILA and IASLIC in 2013. (2)

BLI-222: Information Sources and Services

Course Code: BLI-222
Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.14-Jan.15

I) Answer the following questions in not more than 1000 words each.


1) Why do we need to evaluate reference books in an academic library? Discuss the check points to be included in the evaluation of encyclopaedia in a library. (10)

2) Describe the steps involved in conducting computer-based literature search. (10)

II) Answer the following questions in not more than 500 words each.

1) Explain how Ranganathan has categorized documents in a library. (5)
2) What do you understand by the term “secondary sources of information”? List their different types and give one example of each type. (5)
3) Discuss how information gatherers act as sources of information. (5)
4) What do you understand by “catching-upinformation needs” of the users? (5)
5) Briefly describe the method of conducting user studies in a library. (5)
6) Explain the concept of information literacy in the context of a library. (5)

III) Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each.

1) Enumerate the different categories of information sources. (2)
2) Define the term ‘primary periodical’. (2)
3) How is reference service different from information service? (2)
4) Define the terms ‘information’ and ‘knowledge’. (2) 8
5) List the types of peripheral information professionals. (2)
6) Name a few R&D organisations in India who are disseminating primary information to the users. (2)
7) Mention the components of mass media. (2)
8) List some of the information literacy models. (2)
9) What are the different types of information use studies? (2)
10) What is the need for marketing of library and information services? (2)

BLI-223: Organising and Managing Information

Course Code: BLI-223
Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.14-Jan.15

I) Answer the following questions in not more than 1000 words each.


1) Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS) have evolved with changing societal information demands and development of technology. Justify the statement (10)
2) What is MARC? Discuss its advantages over a manual catalogue. (10)

II) Answer the following questions in not more than 500 words each.

1) Differentiate between knowledge classification and library classification. (5)
2) Discuss briefly the problems encountered in arranging and retrieving books if notation were not there. (5)
3) Discuss how cataloguing comes to the rescue of a user where classification fails. (5)
4) Discuss the problems of cataloguing non-book material. (5)
5) Explain the need for and methods of vocabulary control. (5)
6) Explain the scope for and meaning of ‘modifier’ in POPSI. (5)

III) Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each.

1) Differentiate between genus and species by giving an example. (2)
2) Illustrate the canon of decreasing extension by giving an example. (2)
3) What cross-reference entries would be prepared for a book written by Premchand? (2)
4) Differentiate between format and standard. (2)
5) Represent relations of a term of your choice as BT, NT, and RT. (2)
6) Mention the latest editions of DDC and Sears List of Subject Headings. (2)
7) Differentiate between pre-coordinate and post-coordinate indexing. (2)
8) Explain the concept of semantic web. (2)
9) Discuss the use of administrative metadata. (2)
10) Explain the concept of ontology. (2)

BLI- 224: ICT Fundamentals

Course Code: BLI- 224
Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.14-Jan.15

I) Answer all the questions in not more than 500 words each.


1) Describe different components of a computer system. (5)
2) Explain different types of DBMS systems. (5)
3) “Computing and communication protocols together define sets of rules and procedures that govern all the information management functions”. Elaborate the statement. (5)

II) Write short notes on the following in not more 200 words each.

1) Storage devices (2)
2) Digital data transmission (2)
3) Routers and Gateways (2)
4) Convergence architecture (2)
5) Database approach (2)
6) Multimedia storyboard (2)
7) Hubs and Switches (2)
8) ISO – OSI Reference Model (2)
9) Types of e-mail accounts (2)
10) Web 2.0 applications (2)

BLIE-226: Management of Library and Information Centre

Course Code: BLIE-226
Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.14-Jan.15

I) Answer the following questions in not more than 1000 words each.


1) Explain the various stages of Disaster management planning in libraries and information centres. (10)
2) Describe the steps involved in implementing TQM in Libraries and Information Centres. (10)

II) Answer the following questions in not more than 500 words each.

1) What are the main advantages of placing order directly through agents/ suppliers? (5)
2) Describe the impact of ICT on library building plan. (5)
3) Explain the common causes of loss of digital data. (5)
4) Why change is essential in libraries? Explain. (5)
5) Explain the concept of resource mobilisation in libraries (5)
6) Describe the steps involved in manpower planning in libraries and information institutions in India. (5)

III) Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each.

1) Enumerate the different functions of a library manager. (2)
2) What do you understand by man-made disasters? (2)
3) Describe the main benefits of consortia payment. (2)
4) Differentiate between centralisation and decentralisation . (2)
5) Enumerate the main barriers in weeding of library material. (2)
6) Why auditing is necessary in libraries and information centres? (2)
7) What are the main advantages of stock verification in libraries and information centres? (2)
8) List the different methods of preparing library budgets. (2)
9) What do you understand by blanket order? (2)
10) What are the main skills needed by library and information science professionals.(2)

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