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Acronyms, Jargon and Links

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AACR2 - Anglo American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition

AASL - American Association of School Librarians,  a division of ALA, http://www.ala.org/aasl/index.html

ACRL - Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of ALA, http://www.ala.org/acrl/

AILA - American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of ALA, http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/aila.html

ALCTS - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services,  a division of ALA, http://www.ala.org/alcts/

ALA – American Library Association, http://www.ala.org

ALE - Activist Librarians and Educators, http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/actlib/

ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education, a division of ALA, http://www.alise.org

ALSC - Association for Library Service to Children, a division of ALA,  http://www.ala.org/alsc/

ALTA - The Association for Library Trustees and Advocates, a division of ALA, http://www.ala.org/alta/

AMIA – Association of Moving Image Archivists, http://www.amianet.org/

APALA - Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, http://www.apalaweb.org/

ASCLA - Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, http://www.ala.org/ascla/

ASIST - American Society for Information Science and Technology, http://www.asis.org/

BCALA - Black Caucus of the American Library Association, http://www.bcala.org

CARL - California Academic & Research Libraries Association, http://www.carl-acrl.org/

CDL - California Digital Library, http://www.cdlib.org/collections/

CIPA – Children’s Internet Protection Act, http://www.ala.org/ala/washoff/WOissues/civilliberties/cipaweb/cipa.htm

CLA - California Library Association, http://www.cla-net.org

CLBC- California Librarians Black Caucus, http://www.clbc.org/

DDC - Dewey Decimal Classificaion, http://www.oclc.org/dewey/

DIS - Department of Information Studies (our department), http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/

EAD – Encoded Archival Description, http://www.loc.gov/ead/

EMIERT - Ethinc and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=emiert

GLBTRT - ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table, http://www.ala.org/ala/glbtrt/

GSEIS or GSE&IS - Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (that's our school) & also the name of our building. http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/

ILL - Interlibrary Loan

IS-ANNOUNCE - the Department's primary on-line communication vehicle for major announcements regarding curriculum, policy, special programs, emergency announcements... http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/lab/faq_lists.html

IS-NET - a discussion and announcement list for interested students, faculty, and staff. Its focus is on issues relating to Library and Information Studies education in general, and the Department of Information Studies in particular. http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/lab/faq_lists.html

ITW - the department’s Intensive Technology Workshop for incoming students

Juvie – juvenile

LAMA - Library Administration and Management Association, http://www.ala.org/ala/lama/

LC- Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/

LCSH - Library of Congress Subject Headings, http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

LIRT - Library Instruction Round Table, http://www3.baylor.edu/LIRT/

LISA - Library and Information Science Abstracts, available in print at YRL or online.

LITA - Library and Information Technology Association, http://www.lita.org

MARC - Machine Readable Catalog, http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/

MCLS- Metropolitan Cooperative Library System, http://www.mcls.org/

Metadata – data about data. For an in-depth definition, visit ODLIS.

METS – Metadata Encoding Transmitting System, http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/

MIT Lab - Multimedia & Information Technology Lab, http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/lab/index.htm

NMRT - New Members Round Table, http://www.ala.org/ala/nmrt/nmrt.htm

OCLC - Online Computer Library Center, http://www.oclc.org/about/

ODLIS - Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science, http://lu.com/odlis/

OED – Oxford English Dictionary

OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog

OSD - UCLA Office for Students with Disabilities, http://www.saonet.ucla.edu/osd/

PLA - Public Library Association, http://www.pla.org/

REFORMA - National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, http://www.reforma.org/

RLG - Research Libraries Group, Inc., http://www.rlg.org/

RLIN - Research Libraries Information Network, http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=643

RORA – Reach Out and Read Aloud, http://www.calbook.org/Programs/RORA/

RUSA - Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA, http://www.ala.org/rusa/

SAA – Society of American Archivists, http://www.archivists.org/

SGB – Student Governing Board, http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/sgb/

SLA – Special Libraries Association, http://www.sla.org/

SRLF - Southern Regional Library Facility, a storage library on campus from which materials can be paged. http://www.srlf.ucla.edu/

SRRT - Social Responsibility Round Table of ALA, http://www.libr.org/SRRT/

URSA - University Records System Access, database of academic records (enrollment, tuition payment, etc.) http://www.ursa.ucla.edu

VRA- Visual Resource Association, guidelines for the description of visual materials and resources, http://www.vraweb.org/

YA – young adult

YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of ALA, http://www.ala.org/yalsa/

YRL - Charles Young Research Library, also called just Research library and formerly, URL (University Research Library), http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/yrl/