Information Resources November 2012 Past Question Paper

Information Resources November 2012 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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3 Hours

Year: November 2012

Instructions to candidates
This paper consists of seven questions.
Answer question 1 and any four other questions.

The following information shows the book budget for Jitegemee College Library for two years;
2007 and 2008.
Religious studies—10,000—-15,000
Information studies-10,000—-10,000
English language—-20,000—-25,000

(a) Draw a comparative bar graph to illustrate this information. ( 6 marks)
(b) Highlight four observations that can be made from the bar graph . ( 8 marks)
(c) Explain two reasons for using a bar graph in comparative analysis of data.(4 marks)
(d) Calculate the money spent in 2008 as a percentage of the total money spent in the two years. (2 marks)

2. (a) Highlight six limitations that may be encountered by users of an information centre that does not offer indexing services. ( 12 marks)
(b) Explain four uses of a thesaurus. ( 8 marks)

3. (a) Highlight six factors that you should consider in the preparation of an abstract. ( 12 marks)
(b) Explain four criteria for selecting Audio Visual information materials.( 8 marks)

4. (a) Highlight six reasons for stocktaking in an information centre. ( 12 marks)
(b) Explain four bibliographic services that may be provided in an information centre. (8 marks)

5. (a) Highlight the steps that should be followed in the process of indexing journals in a library. ( 12 marks)
(b) Explain the role of booksellers in the provision of information. ( 8 marks)

6. (a) Highlight six challenges that may be encountered by users of a library that has access to electronic journals.( (12 marks)
(b) Describe the contribution of extension workers as information resources in the rural areas. ( 8 marks)

7. (a) Highlight six factors to consider in subscribing to a database in a university library. ( 12 marks)
(b) Explain four criteria for evaluating reference information resources.(8 marks)

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