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Library Acronyms


ACRONYM
DEFINITION


ALA
American Library Association
BDBS
Bibliographic Database Services - TLN department
B&T
Baker & Taylor - book vendor used by many TLN libraries
DALNET
Detroit Area Library Network
DSLRT
Detroit Suburban Librarians Roundtable
EAD
Encoded Archival Description
E Rate
A/k/a USF, The Telecommunications Act requires the telecommunication companies to contribute to a fund that libraries and schools can draw from to fund telecommunication and Internet access
ExComm
Shared System Executive Committee
FRBR
Functional Requirements For Bibliographic Records
GPO
Government Printing Office
GASB
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GUI
Graphical User Interface
iBistro
Shared System Public Access Catalog
III
Innovative Interfaces, Inc. - provides the software for MelCat and some TLN members
ILL
Interlibrary Loan
ILS
Integrated Library System - library automation system
LSTA
Library Services & Technology Access
MeL
Michigan e Library - Library of MI sponsored service, includes online databases, subject guide to websites, portal and MeLCat
MelCat
Statewide catalogue project
MichiCard
Statewide library card program network for public and academic libraries
MICHLIB-L
Michigan Library Listserv - a discussion listserv for Michigan librarians
MLA
Michigan Library Association
MCLS
Michigan Library Consortium
NVPN
Network Virtual Private Network: next technology beyond frame for TLN's telecommunications network
OCLC
Online Computer Library Center - a worldwide shared database for library materials
OPAC
Online Public Access Catalog
PA212
Public Act 212 is the revision of the Library Privacy Act that requires public libraries to protect minors from accessing harmful materials on the Internet
PALNET
Public and Academic Library Network (including Baker College, Kettering University and Mott Community College
PLA
Public Library Association
PLFIG
Public Library Funding Initiative Group
Postalized Rates
Circuit costs are not driven by distance, therefore, each library pays the same rate
RFP
Request for Proposal
RFQ
Request for Quote
QSAC
Quality Service Audit Checklist - developed by the Library of MI to help libraries and coops assess service levels
SAM
Smart Access Management System
SAS
Shared Automation System
SASUG
Shared Automation System User Group
SEMCOG
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments - plans in areas that cross jurisdictional boundaries in Southeast Michigan
SIRSI
SirsiDynix - Vendor that provides the software for the Shared System
SLC
Suburban Library Cooperative
SVA
Telephone notification system - part of Sirsi
TNT
Telecommunications Networking Technology - TLN department
TLN
The Library Network, a cooperative of libraries in Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, and St. Clair counties.
Unicorn
Computer software system that runs the SAS
USF
Universal Service Fund, Synonymous with the E Rate
Z39.50
Z39.50 is a computer-to-computer communications protocol designed to support searching and retrieval of information -- full-text documents, bibliographic data, images, multimedia -- in a distributed network environment
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