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Canadian LIS Acronyms

This alphabetical listing of library acronyms includes:

  • Acronyms for library and related organizations
  • Abbreviations commonly used in library and information management community

Revised December 28, 2018

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8Rs
recruitment, retirement, retention, rejuvenation, repatriation, re-accreditation, remuneration, and restructuring

A

AAAL
Alberta Association of Academic Libraries

AACR
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

AALT
Alberta Association of Library Technicians

ABCDEF-Canada
Association des responsables de bibliothèques et centres de documentation universitaires et de recherche d’expression française au Canada

ABFO
Association des bibliothécaires francophone de l’Ontario

ABO
Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario

ABQLA
Association des bibliothécaires du Québec / Québec Library Association

ACA
Association of Canadian Archivists

ACACC
Association des cartothèques et archives cartographiques du Canada

ACB
Association canadienne des bibliothèques

ACBD
Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit

ACDP
Archival Community Digitization Program

ACMLA
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives

ACTA
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

AEEEBSI
Association des étudiantes et des étudiants de l’École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information

AfLIG
Action for Literacy Interest Group

AGIIG
Access to Government Information Interest Group

AGLC
Alberta Government Libraries’ Council

ALA
American Library Association

ALARM
Alliance of Libraries, Archives and Records Management

ALISE
Association for Library & Information Science Education

ALTA
Alberta Library Trustees Association

AMPLO
Administrators of Medium Public Libraries of Ontario

ANCLA
Alliance nationale des connaissances et langues autochtones

API
Application Programming Interface

APLA
Atlantic Provinces Library Association

APLIC
Association of Parliamentary Librarians in Canada

APLNB
Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick

APSDS
Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires

APTDQ
Association professionnelle des techniciennes et techniciens en documentation du Québec

ARLIS/NA
Art Libraries Society of North America

ASIST
American Society for Information Science and Technology

ASLC
Alberta School Library Council

ASTED
Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation

ATIP
Access to information and privacy

ATLC
Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada

AUCC
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

B

BAC
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

BASCS
Business Activity Structure Classification System

BCLA
British Columbia Library Association

BCLTA
British Columbia Library Trustees’ Association

BCTLA
British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association

BIIG
Business Information Interest Group

BSC
The Bibliographical Society of Canada

BT
broader term

C

CACL
Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians

CACUL
Canadian Association of College and University Libraries

CAIS
Canadian Association for Information Science

CALL
Canadian Association of Law Libraries

CALSY
Canadian Library Services for Youth

CALUPL
Council of Administrators of Large Urban Public Libraries

CAML
Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres

CANWIP
Canadian Works in Progress

CAPAL
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians

CARL
Canadian Association of Research Libraries

CASL
Canadian Association for School Libraries

CASLIS
Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services

CASUL
Canadian Association of Small University Libraries

CAUT
Canadian Association of University Teachers

CBEC
Canadian Book Exchange Centre

CBGF
Conseil des bibliothèques du gouvernement fédéral

CBPQ
Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec

CCA
Canadian Council of Archives

CCC
Canadian Committee on Cataloguing

CCM
Canadian Committee on MARC

CDIS
Canadian Digital Information Strategy

CELA
Centre for Equitable Library Access

CELPLO
Chief Executives of Large Public Libraries of Ontario

CFL
Council of Federal Libraries

CFLA
Canadian Federation of Library Associations

CFLSN
Canadian Federal Libraries Strategic Network

CHLA
Canadian Health Libraries Association

CIIMS
Canadian Information and Image Management Society

CIO
chief information officer

CIP
Cataloguing in Publication

CLA
Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques

CLASY
Canadian Libraries Are Serving Youth

CLF
Common Look and Feel

CLM
Canadian Library Month

CLTA
Canadian Library Trustees Association

CNIB
Canadian National Institute for the Blind

COMSEC
communications security

COPPUL
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries

CSH
Canadian Subject Headings

CSLA
Canadian School Library Association

CTCL
Community and Technical College Libraries

CTCL
Canadian Technical and College Libraries

CULC
Canadian Urban Libraries Council

CVSL
Canadian Voices for School Libraries

D

DAISY
Digital Audio Information System

DC
Dublin Core

DCMI
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

DDC
Dewey Decimal Classification

DMCA
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

DSA
LIS Doctoral Students Association

DSP
Depository Services Program

E

EBLIG
Evidence Based Librarianship Interest Group

EBSI
École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information

ECM
enterprise content management

ELA
Ex Libris Association

ELLA
Edmonton Law Libraries Association

ÉSIS
École des sciences de l’information / School of Information Studies

ETIG
Emerging Technologies Interest Group

F

FAA
Financial Administration Act

FCAB
Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

FIMS
Faculty of Information and Media Studies (University of Western Ontario)

FIS
Faculty of Information Studies (University of Toronto)

FLA
Foothills Library Association

FLC
Federal Libraries Consortium

FLCS
Federal Libraries Coordination Secretariat

FLIF
Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom

FMI
Framework for the Management of Information

FOCAL
Friends of Canadian Libraries

FOIP
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

FOPLA
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

FRAD
Functional Requirements for Authority Data

FRBR
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

FSeL
Federal Science eLibrary

G

GATS
General Agreement on Trade in Services

GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation

GELA
Greater Edmonton Library Association

GILS
Government Information Locator Service

GIN
Government Information Network

GLAM
galleries, libraries, archives, and museums

GMD
general material designation

GPL
General Public License

GSLIS
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

GTDO
Groupe de travail de la déclaration d’Ottawa

GVT
Generic Valuation Tools

H

HLA
Halifax Library Association

HLABC
Health Libraries Association of British Columbia

I

IA
Information architecture

IASC
Indexing and Abstracting Society of Canada

IASL
International Association of School Libraries

ICP
Infrastructure Canada Program

IFLA
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

ILIG
Information Literacy Interest Group

ILL
interlibrary loan

IM
information management

IMCC
Information Management Capacity Check

IMO
Intellectual Management Office

INCA
Institut national canadien pour les aveugles

IP
intellectual property

IPALLOSH
Inter-Provincial Association of the Library Lovers of Sheep

ISBD
International Standard Bibliographic Description

ISBN
International Standard Book Number

ISIS
Integrated Semantic Information Services

ISMN
International Standard Music Number

ISO
International Organization for Standardization

ISSN
International Standard Serial Number

ITIL
Information Technology Infrastructure Library

J

JSC
Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR

K

KM
knowledge management

KO
Knowledge Ontario

L

LAA
Library Association of Alberta

LAC
Library and Archives Canada

LANCR
Library Association of the National Capital Region

LAOH
Library Association of Ottawa-Hull

LASSA
Library and Archival Studies Student Association

LBANS
Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia

LISAA
Library and Information Studies Alumni Association

LISSA
Library and Information Studies Students’ Association

LIT
Library and Information Technician

LTAN
Library Technicians and Assistants Network

LTIG
Library Technicians Interest Group

LWB
Librarians Without Borders

M

MALT
Manitoba Association of Library Technicians

MARA
Machine Readable Accessions

MARC
Machine Readable Cataloguing

MGI
Management of government information

MGLC
Manitoba Government Libraries Council

MHLA
Maritimes Health Libraries Association

MI
Master of Information

MIM
Master of Information Management

MIDA
Multi-Institutional Disposition Authorities

MLA
Manitoba Library Association

MLIS
Master of Library and Information Science

MLTA
Manitoba Library Trustees Association

MMSt
Master of Museum Studies

MRDS
MARC Records Distribution Service

MSI
Maîtrise en sciences de l’information

MSLA
Manitoba School Library Association

N

NAC
National Archives of Canada

NADP
National Archival Development Program

NBLTA
New Brunswick Library Trustees Association, Inc.

NBS
New Books Service

NCLSP
National Core Library Statistics Program

NHDS
National Heritage Digitization Strategy

NIKLA
National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance

NLC
National Library of Canada

NLHLA
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Libraries Association

NLIPIG
New Librarians and Information Professionals Interest Group

NLLA
Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association

NNELS
National Network for Equitable Library Service

NSLA
Nova Scotia Library Association

NSLD
National School Library Day

NT
narrower term

O

OA
open access

OALT
Ontario Association of Library Technicians

OCLC
Online Computer Library Center

OCLS
Ontario Colleges Library Service

OCUL
Ontario Council of University Libraries

OCULA
Ontario College and University Library Association

ODWG
Ottawa Declaration Working Group

OER
Open Educational Resources

OHLA
Ontario Health Libraries Association

OLA
Ontario Library Association

OLBA
Ontario Library Boards Association

OLITA
Ontario Library and Information Technology Association

OLS
Ontario Library Service

OLS-N
Ontario Library Service North

OPLA
Ontario Public Library Association

OSLA
Ontario School Library Association

P

PCDHN
Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Network

PEIPLA
P.E.I. Professional Librarians’ Association

PEITLA
Prince Edward Island Teacher-Librarians’ Association

PiBS
Portail d’information sur les bibliothèques scolaires

PLA
Public Library Association

PLC
Professional Learning Centre (University of Toronto)

PLTDC
Provincial and Territorial Library Directors Council

POR
Public opinion resesearch

PURL
Persistent Uniform Resource Locator

Q

QLA
Quebec Library Association

R

RDA
Resource Description and Access

RDA
Records Disposition Authority

RDACS
Records Disposition Authorities Control System

RDIMS
Records, Documents, and Information Management System

RFI
Request for information

RFP
Request for proposal

RK
recordkeeping

RMI
Records Management Institute

RSBFC
Réseau stratégique des bibliothèques fédérales canadiennes

RSI
Record Series Identifiers

RT
related term

RVM
Répertoire de vedettes-matière

S

SAHLA
Southern Alberta Health Libraries Association

SALT
Saskatchewan Association of Library Technicians

SDLC
Systems Development Life Cycle

SGDDI
Système de gestion des dossiers, des documents et de l’information

SHLA
Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association

SIG
Serials Interest Group

SIM
School of Information Management (Dalhousie University)

SIRC
Sport Information Resource Centre

SIS
School of Information Studies

SLA
Saskatchewan Library Association

SLA
Special Libraries Association

SLACYS
Student Librarian Association for Children and Youth Services

SLAIS
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (University of British Columbia)

SLIC
School Libraries in Canada

SLIP
School Library Information Portal

SLIS
School of Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta)

SLTA
Saskatchewan Library Trustees’ Association

SNDP
Stratégie de numérisation du patrimoine documentaire

SOLS
Southern Ontario Library Service

SSLA
Saskatchewan School Library Association

STM
scientific, technical and medical

T

TAL
The Alberta Library

TALL
Toronto Association of Law Libraries

TPPA
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TSIG
Technical Services Interest Group

TSLIS
Toronto Special Libraries and Information Services

U

UF
used for

ULC
Urban Libraries Council

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

V

vCuc
virtual Canadian union catalogue

VRC
Virtual Reference Canada

VTLA
Vancouver Teacher-Librarian Association

W

W3C
World Wide Web Consortium

WaAIt
Web Accessibility Initiative

WCAG
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

WDL
World Digital Library

WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization

WLIC
World Library and Information Congress

WSIS
World Summit on the Information Society

X

XML
Extensible Mark-up Language

Y

YCW
Young Canada Works

YTLA
Yukon Teacher-Librarians’ Association

Z

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