Kenyatta University Master of Library and Information Sciences (Library and Information Sciences) Information Organization Ii : Classification  Question Paper

Exam Name: Information Organization Ii : Classification 

Course: Master of Library and Information Sciences (Library and Information Sciences)

Institution/Board: Kenyatta University

Exam Year:2009

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
MLIS 501: INFORMATION ORGANIZATION II : CLASSIFICATION
DATE: MONDAY 30TH MARCH 2009 TIME: 2.00 P.M. – 5.00 P.M.
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INSTRUCTIONS
• Answer any THREE Questions

1. Explain why special classification schemes have been developed despite the
existence of some comprehensive general classification schemes.

2. What criteria would you use in selecting a library classification scheme?

3. Giving appropriate examples, discuss principles of division as applied to
classification.

4. Why has the Dewey decimal classification scheme been described as a
classification upon which the sun never sets?

5. Discuss the relative index with emphasis on its strengths and weaknesses.



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