BL RIC logo Acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations used in this report

AACR Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
ABN Australian Bibliographic Network
ADP Automatic Data Processing
ARL Association of Research Libraries (USA)
AV Audio Visual
BL British Library
BLDSC British Library Document Supply Centre
BLOPAC British Library Online Public Access Catalogue
BLRDD British Library Research and Development Department
BLRIC British Library Research and Innovation Centre
CAG Cooperative Automation Group
CD-ROM Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
CEC Commission of the European Communities
CERL Consortium of European Research Libraries
CHEST Combined Higher Education Software Team
CIPFA Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
CLAA Cathedral Libraries and Archives Association
CLR Council on Library Resources (USA)
CNI Coalition for Networked Information (USA)
COM Computer Output Microfilm
COPAC CURL Online Public Access Catalogue
CURL Consortium of University Research Libraries
DENI Department of Education for Northern Ireland
DNH Department of National Heritage
EARL Electronic Access to Resources in Libraries
EC European Commission
ESTC English Short Title Catalogue
FIGIT Follett Implementation Group on Information Technology
HEFCs Higher Education Funding Councils
HEIs Higher Education Institutions
IFLA International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
ILL Inter Library Lending
IMA Information Management Associates
ISBN International Standard Book Number
IT Information Technology
JANET Joint Academic Network
JISC Joint Information Systems Committee
LA Library Association
LASER London and South Eastern Region
LCSH Library of Congress Subject Headings
LIBER Ligue des bibliotheques Europeennes de Recherche
LIC Library and Information Commission
LINC Library and Information Cooperation Council
LIS-SCONUL The electronic mailing list for SCONUL
LITC Library and Information Technology Centre
MARC Machine Readable Cataloguing
NFF Non Formula Funding
NISS National Information Services and Systems
NLA National Library of Australia
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
OPAC Online Public Access Catalogue
PC Personal Computer
RCC Retrospective Catalogue Conversion
RLIN Research Libraries Network
SCONUL Standing Conference on National and University Libraries
STC Short Title Catalogue
UKLDS United Kingdom Library Data System
UKOLN United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking
UMI University Microfilms International