BLIE 228 Solved Assignment Part 2 Download

1) Arrange the following given bibliographical information using the 7th edition of MLA standard.

(5X3=15 Marks)

Blie 228

 

 

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 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.

Note: Newspaper cutting not included (you’ve to find it yourself)

 

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