Library and Information Science and Information Literacy Terminology and Jargon Dictionaries and Glossaries

David P. Dillard
 




Library and Information Science and Information Literacy

Terminology and Jargon Dictionaries and Glossaries

 

Some Defining Moments in the World of Libraries

 

 

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Library and Information Science and Information Literacy

Terminology and Jargon Dictionaries and Glossaries

 

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ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science

Fourth Edition

Editors    Michael Levine-Clark, Toni M. Carter

Publisher        American Library Association, 2013

ISBN        0838911110, 9780838911112

Length    288 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/hjnux5t

 

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Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

by Joan M. Reitz

Western Connecticut State University.

Libraries, Libraries Unlimited, Inc

Publisher  Libraries Unlimited, 1996

 

http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/odlis_A.aspx

https://tinyurl.com/y5hu549j

https://tinyurl.com/yykagpmr

 

ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science was created by Joan M. Reitz
Arts and Humanities Bibliographer at the Ruth A. Haas LibraryWestern Connecticut State University (WCSU) 
in Danbury, CT. Ms. Reitz holds a B.A. degree (1972) from Reed College in Portland, Oregon; 
an M.L.I.S. degree (1991) from the University of Washington, Seattle; and an M.A. degree (1998) 
in history from Western Connecticut State University. Her primary academic interests are history 
of the book and publishing, history of political and social revolutions, and art history.

History of the Dictionary

 

 

ODLIS began at the Ruth Haas Library in 1994 as a four-page printed handout titled Library Lingo, intended 
for undergraduates not fluent in English and for English-speaking students unfamiliar with basic library terminology. 
In 1996, the text was expanded and converted to HTML format for installation on the WCSU Libraries Homepage 
under the title Hypertext Library Lingo: a Glossary of Library Terminology. In 1997, many more hypertext links were 
added and the format was improved in response to suggestions from users. During the summer of 1999, several 
hundred terms and definitions were added, and a generic version was created, omitting all reference to specific 
conditions and practices at the Ruth Haas Library.

 

 

In the fall of 1999, the glossary was expanded to 1,800 terms, renamed to reflect its expanded scope, and copyrighted. 
In February, 2000, ODLIS was indexed in Yahoo! under "Reference - Dictionaries - Subject." It was also indexed in the 
WorldCat database, available via OCLC FirstSearch. In 2000, the dictionary was expanded to 2,600 terms and by 2002 
an additional 800 terms had been added. From 2002 to 2004, the dictionary was expanded to 4,200 terms and 
cross-references were added, in preparation for the print edition. Since 2004, an additional 1,500 terms and definitions 
have been added.

 

 

Purpose of the Dictionary

ODLIS is designed as a hypertext reference resource for library and information science professionals, university 
students and faculty, and users of all types of libraries. The primary criterion for inclusion is whether a librarian or other 
information professional might reasonably be expected to know the meaning of the term in the context of his/her work. 
A newly coined term is added when, in the author's judgment, it is likely to become a permanent addition to the lexicon 
of LIS. The dictionary reflects North American practice. However, because ODLIS was first developed as an online 
resource available worldwide, with an e-mail contact address for feedback, users from many countries have contributed 
to its growth, often suggesting additional terms and commenting on existing definitions. Expansion of the dictionary is 
an ongoing process.

 

 

Broad in scope, ODLIS includes not only the terminology of the various specializations within LIS but also the vocabulary 
of publishing, printing, binding, the book trade, graphic arts, book history, literature, bibliography, telecommunications, 
and computer science when, in the author's judgment, a definition might prove useful to librarians and information 
specialists in their work. Entries are descriptive, with examples provided when appropriate. The definitions of terms used 
in the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules follow AACR2 closely and are therefore intended to be prescriptive. 



The dictionary includes some slang terms and idioms and a few obsolete terms, often as See references to the term in 
current use. When the meaning of a term varies depends on the field in which it is used, priority is given to the definition 
that applies within the field with which it is most closely associated. Definitions unrelated to LIS are generally omitted. 
As a rule, definition is given under an acronym only when it is generally used in preference to the full term. 
Alphabetization is letter-by-letter. The authority for spelling and hyphenation is 


Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language
 (College Edition). 

https://tinyurl.com/yaldu5zq


URLs, current as of date of publication, are updated annually.

 

 

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Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Author       Joan M. Reitz

Publisher  Libraries Unlimited, 2004

ISBN 1591580757, 9781591580751

Length      788 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/zdy3f9w

 

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Library Terminology: Glossary of Library Terms

This guide contains resources and terms frequently used in the library.

USC Libraries Research Guides

 

http://libguides.usc.edu/libraryterms

 

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Library Instruction Services

Library Research Aids

Library Vocabulary: A Glossary

U.C Davis University Library

 

https://tinyurl.com/y7wovcgy

 

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Glossary of Library Terms

Colorado State University Libraries

 

http://lib.colostate.edu/howto/gloss.html

 

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Library Lingo

A Glossary of Library Terminology

Colorado State University Libraries

 

https://tinyurl.com/yaqb8za8

 

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A Glossary of Medical Library Jargon.

Fenske RE, Fortney LM.

Med Ref Serv Q. 1986 Summer;5(2):45-75.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10318609

 

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Library Jargon

English to Spanish/Ingles al Español

SPANISH IN LIBRARIES

 

http://tinyurl.com/yztllf4

 

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Multilingual Glossary of Library Terminology 

Brock University

 

https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/6755

 

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Library Terminology Informally Explained

W3C Semantic Web

 

https://www.w3.org/2001/sw/wiki/Library_terminology_informally_explained

 

Contents

 

 

 

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Contributions to the History of Library Terminology

Fred R. Shapiro

The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy

Vol. 59, No. 2 (Apr., 1989), pp. 95-115

Published by: The University of Chicago Press

Stable URL:

 

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4308349

 

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A Glossary of Medical Library Jargon

Ruth E. Fenske MA, PhD Cand & Lynn M. Fortney MLib

Pages 45-75 | Published online: 26 Oct 2008

 

Download citation

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J115v05n02_05

 

http://tinyurl.com/zcf7mrm

 

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Web Resources

Contains definitions of common library terms intended to assist ESL speakers.

Contains select library terms in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

 

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ACRL Multilingual Glossary

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8rgom4m

 

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Library Terminology: A Guide for International Students

 

https://tinyurl.com/yczaj9qt

https://tinyurl.com/y5xohfsx

https://tinyurl.com/y5cv94za

 

 

Examples:

Abstract

Barcode

Bibliography

Boolean Searching

Call Number

Check Out

Circulation Desk

Citation

Closed Stacks

Database

Date Stamp

Dewey

Descriptor

Due Date

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books/

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Journals

Workstations

Government Publication

Index

Information Desk

Interlibrary Loan

Library Instruction

Loan Period

Microform

O

PAC O

nline Catalog

Overdue

Recall

Reference Collection

Reference Desk

Renew

Research Guide

Reser

ves

Save/Download/Email

Serial/Journal/Magazine/Periodical

Stacks

Subject Heading

Technical Services

 

 

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Library Terminology –

Oregon Institute of Technology

 

http://www.oit.edu/libraries/help/faq/library-terminology

 

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Library Terminology

Arizona State University

 

https://tinyurl.com/yath6l35

 

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Users Don’t Know What Libraries Are Talking About, Studies Find

By Meredith Schwartz on March 15, 2012 
Library Journal

https://tinyurl.com/ybnn6tzd

 

 

“On February 29, Library Terms That Users Understand by John Kupersmith, 
a reference librarian at UC Berkeley, was added to the University of California’s 
eScholarship repository.”

 

http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3qq499w7

 

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Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book: A Directory of Over 10,200 Terms, 
Organizations, Projects and Acronyms in the Areas of Information Management, 
Library Science, Publishing and Archive Management

Author       Ray Prytherch

Edition      10, revised

Publisher  Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012

ISBN 140948615X, 9781409486152

Length      768 pages

 

https://tinyurl.com/ycv4pn3p


https://tinyurl.com/zg8uamj

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Library Research at Cornell: Library

Jargon

Michael Engle

 

Types of Terms

 

 

http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=32323&p=203727

 

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To Jargon or Not to Jargon (Library Edition)

March 3, 2015


To Jargon or Not to Jargon (Library Edition)

by Natalie Browning, Senior Assistant, INALJ DC

INALJ

 

http://inalj.com/?p=89507

 

 

This is a list of terms we use and suggest for searching for jobs in and related to library work.

  • Archives
  • Archivist
  • Big Data
  • Catalog
  • Cataloger
  • Cataloging
  • Certified Records Manager
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Community Manager
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Conflict Information Specialist
  • Content Strategy
  • DAM
  • Data Curator
  • Data Management Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Visualization
  • Database
  • Database Designer
  • DBA (Database Administration/ Administrator)
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Digital Content Curator
  • Due Diligence
  • Futurist
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • ILS (look up by name)
  • Index
  • Indexer
  • Indexing
  • Informatician
  • Information Architect
  • Information Policy
  • Information Privacy
  • Information Professional
  • Information Recovery
  • Information Resource Officer
  • Informationist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • KM
  • Knowledge Architect
  • Knowledge Coordinator
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Solutions Analyst
  • Librarian
  • Library
  • MARC
  • Market Analyst
  • Metadata
  • Open Source
  • Program Analyst
  • Project Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Research
  • Research Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Social Marketer
  • Social Media
  • Taxonomist
  • Taxonomy
  • Teacher
  • Technology Futurist
  • Technology Trainer
  • Trainer
  • Transactional Law Researcher
  • User Experience Design (UXD)
  • User Interface Designer
  • Vendor websites

 

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Concise Dictionary of Library and Information Science

Authors    Stella Keenan, Colin Johnston

Edition      2

Publisher  Walter de Gruyter, 2000

ISBN 3110967588, 9783110967586

Length      275 pages

 

http://tinyurl.com/h9vgx2g

 

http://tinyurl.com/jyudwaz

 

 

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Library Terminology in Chinese

George Fox University Libraries

 

http://www.georgefox.edu/library/Services/International/terminology-Chinese.html

 

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Library Lingo  

Fordham University Libraries

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8ard2n8

 

Content Sample

 

A   -   C           D   -  H            I   -  O          

P   -   T           U  -  Z 

A - C

Abstract
    A brief summary of a book, journal article or other work.

Annotated Bibliography
   A bibliography that includes a brief description of each article or book listed.  
The description is intended to assist the reader in evaluating the contents and 
usefulness of each item. 

Anthology
       A collection of works such as essays, poems or stories by various authors 
collected into one volume. 

Archives 
       A collection of documents and records relating to a person or the history 
of an organization preserved for their historic value.  Also the location where 
such materials are kept.  Fordham's Archives and Special Collections are 
located on the fourth floor of Walsh Library. 

Bibliographic Record 
       An entry in a database that identifies and describes a specific work, such as 
a book or a journal, by various fields including author, title, publication information etc. 

Bibliography 
       A list of sources (books, articles, etc.) cited in a research paper or publication. 

Book Truck 
       Rolling carts used for moving books. 

Boolean Operators 
       Terms such as "and," "or" and "not" used to express the relationship between 
terms in searching electronic databases. 

Bound Periodical 
       Issues of a journal that have been sent to the bindery to be "bound" together 
in book form. 

Call Number 
       Number assigned to library materials used for shelving and location.  
Fordham uses the Library of Congress call number system. 

Cataloging 
       Department in the library that is responsible for entering the information about 
library materials in the online catalog. 

CD-ROM 
        Compact Disc - Read Only Memory. 

Checked Out 
       Term used in OPAC used to indicate that an item is out of the library on loan. 

Citation 
       The information needed to find specific material.  For books it includes author, 
title and publication information.  For journal articles it includes author, title, journal 
name, date, volume and pages. 

Circulation Desk 
       Desk where library materials are checked out and returned.  
Renewals, recalls and Inter-Campus loan requests are also handled here.

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Brown University Library :: Glossary of Library Terms

 

http://library.brown.edu/about/vocab.php

 

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 Library Dictionaries, Terminology and Jargon FROM Google Books

https://tinyurl.com/y9x8alzp

 

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Library Dictionaries, Terminology and Jargon FROM Google Scholar

https://tinyurl.com/ybs5xcmd

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Library Dictionaries, Terminology and Jargon 
FROM Google Domain Limited Web Search (BOOKS)

 

https://tinyurl.com/ybdzf7ah

 

https://tinyurl.com/ybhgedkw

 

 

Library Dictionaries, Terminology and Jargon 
FROM Google Domain Limited Web Search (MAGAZINES)

 

https://tinyurl.com/yaaxsprn

 

Library Dictionaries, Terminology and Jargon 
FROM FRANKLIN 

 

https://tinyurl.com/yapj62l8

 

https://tinyurl.com/y9xshld3

 

https://tinyurl.com/y7jwqttd

 

 

David Dillard

 

 

Research Guides

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

 

 

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),

Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,

Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.

Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay

 

 

 

 

David Dillard

 

NET-GOLD

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/net-gold

https://groups.io/g/Net-Gold/topics 

 

 

Research Guides

https://sites.google.com/site/researchguidesonsites/

 

 

Research Paper Writing

https://sites.google.com/site/howtowriteasuperresearchpaper/


 

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