Information resources November 2010 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Information resources November 2010 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 STUDIES
INFORMATION RESOURCES
November 2010
Time: 3 hours

1. A school library acquired 1,080 information materials in a given period of time as represented in the pie chart below.

a) Calculate the actual number of information materials for each subject acquired. (6 marks)
b) Draw a bar graph to illustrate the calculated information in 1 (a) above. (6 marks)
c) Explain two advantages of using a bar-graph to compare data. (4 marks)
d) Make two observations from the bar-graph. (4 marks)

2. a) Nyota Republic produces its national bibliography as a reference print media.
Explain four disadvantages of the bibliography to its users. (8 marks)
b) High1ight six duties of an archivist with regard to conservation and preservation of information materials. (12 marks)

3. Explain for challenges likely to be encountered by a library which uses out-dated selection tool (8 marks)
b) Highlight six benefits derived by a reference librarian from searching for information for end user. (12 marks)

4. a) Highlight six factors that should be considered when formulating an acquisition policy for an information centre. (12 Marks)
b) Explain four challenges that may be encountered by a country that does not compile a national bibliography (8 marks)

5. a) Highlight six advantages of regular stock editing in an information centre (12 marks)
b) Explain four roles of an information broker. (8 marks)

6. a) Highlight six criteria that may be used in evaluating electronic information resources . (12 marks)
b) Explain four types of information personnel that may be in involved in the operations of an information centre. (8 mark s)

7. a) Explain four steps taken in the search for information online . (8 marks
b) A public university with campuses country-wide intends to compile a staff directory. Highlight six entries that should be included in the directory. (12 marks)


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