Information in Society – November 2019 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses:

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THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SCIENCES

MODULE I

INFORMATION IN SOCIETY

1. (a) Explain five uses of information in a community. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight five roles of information professionals in packaging and re-packaging of information. (10 marks)

2. (a) Explain five effects of information on social change in a pastoral community. (10 marks)
(b) Assume you are the executive officer of Kalweke County. Evaluate five roles of Agricultural extension officers in provision of information services. (10 marks)

3. (a) Explain five reasons that may discourage citizens from enrolling for adult education and literacy programs. (10 marks)
(b) Explain five responsibilities of librarians in a constituency. (10 marks)

4. (a) Highlight five types of information societies that have existed over the centuries. (10 marks)
(b) Explain five factors that may influence information demand in a sub-county. (10 marks)

5. (a) Highlight five information needs that may be requested by researchers in a special library. (10 marks)
(b) Explain five duties that may be performed by curators in a research centre. (10 marks)

6. (a) Viko a community based organization intends to start a resource centre to provide basic information services. Explain five ways that the community may improve their quality of living from this initiative. (10 marks)
(b) Highlight five areas of the economy that have been enhanced by information access in Kenya. (10 marks)

7. (a) A study carried out by a regional research centre found out that demand for information in Zero Constituency continues to increase. Explain six factors that may have influenced the demand. (12 marks)
(b) Social media platforms have promoted information access. Explain four disadvantages that this may cause to the social fabric. (8 marks)



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