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Coverage: Course Code: BLIE-228
Course: Information Products and Services Assignment Code: AST/TMA/Jul.2020/Jan.2021
Blocks: 1 to 4
Units: 1 to 13 Total Marks: 70
Note: Answer all questions.
1) Answer the following questions in 250 words each. (3X5=15 Marks)
1) What do you understand by ‘abstracts’ and ‘abstracting service’? List the different type of
abstracts. (5)
2) Enumerate the categories of information analysis and consolidation (IAC) products.
Describe any one category in detail. (5)
3) Explain the term ‘Aggregator’. Discuss the document delivery service provided by
aggregators. (5)
2) Answer the following questions in 150 words each. (5X4=20 Marks)
1) State the advantages and disadvantages of ‘Current Contents’ type of current awareness
service. (4)
2) What is referral service? Discuss the need for such a service in a library. (4)

3) Discuss the factors which govern the efficiency of document delivery service. (4)
4) Enumerate the characteristics of Web 2.0 and discuss any one in detail. (4)

5) What do you understand by digital marketing? (4)
1) Arrange the following given bibliographical information using the 7th edition of MLA
standard. (5X3=15 Marks)


1) Arrange the following given bibliographical information using the 7th edition of MLA
standard. (5X3=15 Marks)
1.1) Book
First Editor Prem Lal Sharma
Second Editor Banwari Lal Gupta
Title Understanding the Sociology of Health
Sub Title Issues and Concerns
Publisher R &R Publishers
Year of Publication 2018
Place of Publication Delhi
Type of Publication Print
1.2 Periodical Article
Author Mike Thelwel
Name of the Periodical Journal of Information Science19
Title of the Article Bibliometrics to Webometrics
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 4
Year of Publication 2008
Pages 605-621
Type of Publication Print
1.3 Online Newspaper Article
Name of the Newspaper The Indian Express
Date of the Publication 04/11/2018
Date of Retrieving/Accessing 05/11/2018
Author Meghnad Desai
Title of the Newspaper Clipping Out of My Mind: The Leadership Principle
Web Address
Type of Publication Web
1.4 Chapter in a Book
Editor Deepak K Mishra
Title of the Book Internal Migration in Contemporary India
Publisher Sage Publishing
Year of Publication 2016
Place of Publication New Delhi
Title of the Chapter Migration and Punjab
Sub Title of the Chapter Some Perceptions
Author of the Chapter Surjit Singh
Pages of the Chapter 540-558
Type of Publication Print
1.5 Government Publication
Author Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture
Title Handbook on Horticulture Statistics-2014
Publisher Government of India
Place of Publication New Delhi
Year of Publication 2015
Type of Publication Prin


2) Prepare an indicative abstract of the below mentioned text in not more than 50 words. (5)
Information Analysis and Consolidation Centres

Information analysis and consolidation activities are not of recent origin. Its history can be traced
back to the 19th century and according to Kertesz (1983) “are embedded in the tradition of 19th
century scientists such as Beilstein and Gmelin, who accepted the challenge to bring some kind of
order in the ever increasing flood of data, to make experimental findings conveniently available to
other scientists” by means of handbooks and data compilations. According to Kertesz, Beilstein
and Gmelin were one-man analysis centres in the truest meaning of the concept and their data 20
compilations are precursors of data books and handbooks of 20th century. However, the term
‘Information Analysis and Consolidation’ is of recent origin. General Information Programme
(PGI) of UNESCO, while seeking solutions to the barriers to the use of information in developing
countries, suggested ‘information consolidation’ as possible solution. PGI, UNESCO sponsored
three meetings in the years 1975, 1978 and 1983 respectively on the above topic. In its second
meeting, ‘UNESCO Symposium on Information Analysis and Consolidation (1978)’ the
definitions and distinctions, particularly of the terms ‘Analysis’ and ‘Information Consolidation
Unit’ in relation to their particular function, were discussed at great length. It was observed that
‘Analysis’ comprised a wide range of functions, such as abstracting, indexing, translation,
reviewing, consolidation etc. However, a number of analysis centres do not always perform the
consolidation function. It was also pointed out that ‘information consolidation activities’ can be
performed within institutions or systems other than information analysis centres, even by
individuals or groups of individuals. It was therefore decided that the term ‘information
consolidation activities’ should be used. Individuals or groups of individuals performing
information consolidation activities would each constitute an ‘Information Consolidation Unit
(ICU). It was pointed out that the most important consolidation function was evaluation, i.e. the
retaining of reliable information only. Therefore, the resultant products of information
consolidation activities are reliable and concise carrying usually an added value.
While origin of Information Analysis Centres (IACs) was due to untiring efforts of a few
dedicated and devoted specialists, the present day Information Consolidation Units (ICUs) have
been due to the interest and efforts of numerous sponsoring agencies belonging to both the private
and public sectors. It is observed that most of these ICUs are located in the parent institutions and
their activities are in conformity with the objectives of the parent institutions, though they may be
sponsored or supported by other organizations. (Seetharama, 1997).
3) Prepare newspaper clipping service. Select any one newspaper and browse the newspaper
for the last seven days or any 7 consecutive days. (3X5=15 Marks)
Select the news items covering the themes such as:
1. Education
2. Indian Economy
3. India’s Foreign Policy
Cut the news items on the above mentioned themes and paste each of them on a separate sheet of
paper (A4 Size paper). Give broad class numbers to all the clippings using DDC 19th edition.
Arrange the clippings according to date wise and class number wise and put them in a file cover.







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