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Glossary of Library Acronyms and Terms (A to Z)
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Reference and User Services Association--A division of the American Library Association.
An automated system for libraries.
Special Libraries Association-- A national association of librarians who work in special libraries.
Superintendent of Documents-- SUDOC numbers are assigned by the Government Printing Office to documents and are used to order items from the GPO.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol-- Allows different types of computers to communicate with each other; uses packet-switching to move data among computer networks.
A "terminal emulation" protocol or application program that allows users to log in to another computer on the Internet.
Universal Resource Locator-- The address of a WWW site.
Wide Area Network-- Electronically links computers at remote locations and allows them to exchange data.
White House Conference on Library and Information Science Held in 1980 and 1991.
World Wide Web-- Enables a user to use a browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer to navigate among hyperlinked documents.
Young Adult Library Services Association-- A division of the American Library Association. (LINK)
An ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard for telecommunications.
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