TNPSC Librarians Study Materials | LIS Abbreviations

TNPSC-Tamilnadu Public Service Commission

Advt.No:521 and 522

Application to the Post of Librarian , Librarian Grade-I,Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-I ,Grade-II and Archeology Department Librarian.

Study Material of Library and Information Science

LIS Abbreviations


A&I-Abstracting and Indexing

CRG – Classification Research Group

AACR2 -Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Second Edition

AALL- American Association of Law Libraries

AASL- American Association of School Librarians

ABAA -Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

ACRL- Association of College & Research Libraries

AGRIS – Agricultural Information System AHIP - Academy of Health Information Professionals

AICTE - All India Council for Technical Education

ALC - Americans for Libraries Council

ALCTS - Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.

ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education

ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education

ALOHA - Astronomy Librarians of Hawaii Association

ALP – Advancement for Librarianship

ANSI - American National Standards Institute

APA - American Psychological Association

ARL - Association of Research Libraries

ARLIS/ANZ - Arts Libraries Society of Australia and NewZealand

ARLIS/NA - Art Libraries Society of North America

ARLIS/UK & Ireland - Arts Libraries Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland

ARMA International - Association of Records Managers and Adminis trators International

ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASIS - American Society for Information Science (and Technology)

ASTED - Association for  advancement des Sciences et Techniques de la Documentation

AV - Audio-Visual BALID - Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentations

BCI - Bar Council of India

BFM - Bibliographic File Maintenance

BI - Bibliographic Instruction

BIBCO - the monograph Bibliographic record Component of  the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

BIP - Books In Print

BL - British Library

BNF - Bibliotheqe national de France BONET– Bombay Library Network

BPL- Boston Public Library

CAHSL- Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians

CALIBNET – Calcutta Network

CAPS – Content, Abstract and Photocopy Service (INSDOC)

CDA- Communications Decency Act

CDC -Curriculum Development Committee

CD-R -Compact Disc-Recordable

CD-ROM -Compact Disc Read-Only Memory

CD-RW -Compact Disc Re Writable

CDS -Cataloging Distribution Service (Library of Congress)

CDS/ISIS -Computerized Documentation Services Integrated Set of Information System

CEP -Continuing Education Program

CILIP -Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

CIP -Cataloging-In-Publication
CLA- Canadian Library Association

CLIR -Council on Library & Information Resources

CNI- Coalition for Networked Information

CONSER -Cooperative Online Serials (PCC component)

CPSO -Cataloging Policy and Support Office (Library of Congress)

CSIR -Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

DCM Z1 -Descriptive Cataloging Manual Z1 ("Yellow Pages")

DDB- die Deutsche Bibliothek (German National Library)

DDS -Document Delivery Service

DEC -Distance Education Council

DELNET– Delhi Library Network

DESIDOC -Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Center

DEVSIS – Development Science Information System

DIRKS - Design and Implementation of Record keeping Systems

DMCA -Digital Millennium Copyright Act

DOI- Digital Object Identifier

DRC – Data Referral Center

DRM -Digital Rights Management

DRTC -Documentation Research and Training Center

DVD-Digital Video Disc

ENVIS – Environment Information System

ERIC -Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse

FDLP -Federal Depository Library Program

FRBR - Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records

GIF- Graphics Interchange Format

GIS - Geographic Information Systems

GPO-Government Printing Office

GUI-Graphical User Interface

HTML-Hyper Text Markup Language

HTTP -Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

HTTPS -Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure

IALL- International Association of Law Libraries

IAMSLIC - International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries 

ICSSR - Indian Council of Social Science Research

IE - Internet Explorer

IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

III- Innovative Interfaces, Incorporated

ILL – Inter Library loan

IMLS - Institute for Museum and Library Services

INFLIBNET – Information and Library Network (UGC)

INSDOC - Indian National Scientific Documentation Center

ISBD- International Standard Bibliographic Description

ISC - Information for Social Change (Advocacy group : UK

ISP - Internet Service Provider

JAKE -Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment

JPEG -Joint Photographic Experts Group

JSTOR -Journal Storage

LAB- Library Association of Bangladesh

LCC - Library of Congress Classification

LCCN- Library of Congress Control Number

LCRI- Library of Congress Rule Interpretation(s)

LCSH- Library of Congress Subject Heading Information Centers

IASLIC - Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers

IATLIS - Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science

IB - Information Behavior LCSH- Library of Congress Subject Headings, aka "The Big Red Books"

LFF - Librarians For Fairness

LISA - Library and Information Science Abstracts

LISA - Library and Information Services in Astronomy

LISbd - Librarians and Information Scientists, Bangladesh

LITA- Library and Information Technology Association

LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

LTTE - Letter To The Editor

MALS -Master of Arts, Librarianship

MARC 21 Machine Readable Catalogue 21 Century

MCI-Medical Council of India

Medical Library Association

MFHD-MARC Format for Holdings Data

MLA -Modern Library Association
        Modern Language Association
        Music Library Association

NAAC -National Assessment and Accreditation Council

NACO -the Name Authority Component of the PC

NAMTC -National Association of Media & Technology Centers

NAR -Name Authority Record

NASIG- North American Serials Interest Group 

NASSDOC -National Social Science Documentation Center

NCLIS - National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

NCTE - National Council for Teachers Education

ND - No Date

NISC - National Information Services Corporation

NISCAIR - National Institute for Science Communication and Information Resources

NISO - National Information Standards Organization

NLA - Nevada Library Association

NN/LM - National Network of Libraries of Medicine

NTIS - National Technical Information Service

NUC National Union Catalog

NYPL - New York Public Library

OCLC - Online Computer Library Center

ODLIS - Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

OED - Oxford English Dictionary
OP - Out of Print

OS - Out of Stock

PC - Personal Computer

PCC - Program for Cooperative Cataloging (Library of Congress)

PDF - Portable Document Format

PGDIT - Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

PLA - Pakistan Library Association

PLG - Progressive Librarians Guild (Advocacy group : chiefly United States)

PMOLIB - Prime Minister's Office Library
PO - Purchase Order

PPL - Peace Palace Library

RA - Readers' Advisory

RAK - Regeln für Alphabet ische Katalogisierung RDA-Resource Description and Access

RDF- Resource Description Framework

RFK- Regeln für die Formal katalogisierung

RFP -Request For Proposal

RIM -Records and Information Management

RSS -Multiple, depending on the version

RSWK -Regeln für den Schlagwortkatalog

RUSA- Reference and Users Services Association

SAA- Society of American Archivists

SACO- the Subject Authority COmponent of the PCC

SCCTP -Serial Cataloging Cooperative Training Program

SCM -Subject Cataloging Manual (Library of Congress)

SIC code -Standard Industrial Classification code

SLA- Special Libraries Association

SPARC -Scholarly Publishing and Academic ResourcesCoalition

SRRT -Social Responsibilities Round Table (American Library Association)

SSL- Secure sockets layer

SuDoc- Superintendent of Documents

T.P. -Title page

TOC -Table Of Contents

URI- Unifrom Resource Indicator

URL- Uniform Resource Locator

USA PATRIOT Act -Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools  Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act

USB- universal serial bus

VHS -Video Home System

VLOG- Video (web-)log.

VPN-Virtual Private Network


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