A.L.A. catalog The A.L.A. Catalog is the first general book selection guide cooperatively prepared for use by American public libraries.
AACR2 AACR2 stands for the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition.
Accession number (library science) In libraries and museums and other archives, an accession number or catalogue number is a unique, usually sequential, number given to each new item acquired, as it is catalogued.
Adelaide Hasse Adelaide Rosalie Hasse (September 13, 1868 – July 28, 1953) is listed as one of the “100 most important leaders we had in the 20th century” in the December 1999 edition of American Libraries.
AgMES The AgMES (Agricultural Metadata Element set) initiative was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and aims to encompass issues of semantic standards in ...
ALA-LC Romanization ALA-LC is a set of standards for romanization, or the representation of text in other writing systems using the Latin alphabet.
ALA-LC romanization ALA-LC is a set of standards for romanization, or the representation of text in other writing systems using the Latin script.
Authority control In library science, authority control is a process that organizes library catalog and bibliographic information by using a single, distinct name for each topic.
BCM Classification The British Catalogue of Music Classification (BCM Classification) is a faceted classification that was commissioned from E. J. Coates by the Council of the British National Bibliography to orga...
Bibliocommons BiblioCommons is a privately held company, based in Toronto, Canada, that develops a front end interactive catalogue and checkout system for libraries.
Bibliographic control In library and information science, bibliographic control (also known as information organization or bibliographic organization) is the process by which information resources are described so th...
Bliss bibliographic classification The Bliss bibliographic classification (BC) is a library classification system that was created by Henry E. Bliss (1870–1955) and published in four volumes between 1940 and 1953.
Brinkler classification Brinkler Classification is the library classification system of Bartol Brinkler described in his article "The Geographical Approach to Materials in the Library of Congress Subject Headings".
Buton Rinchen Drub Buton Rinchen Drub, (1290-1364), 11th Abbot of Shalu Monastery, was a fourteenth-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader.
Canadian Subject Headings Canadian Subject Headings (CSH) is a list of subject headings in the English language, using controlled vocabulary, to access and express the topic content of documents on Canada and Canadian topics.
Cataloging in Publication In publishing and library science, Cataloging in Publication (CIP, or Cataloguing in Publication) is basic cataloging data for a work, prepared in advance of publication by the natio...
Chinese Library Classification The Chinese Library Classification (中国图书馆分类法 CLC), also known as Classification for Chinese Libraries (CCL), is effectively the national library classification scheme in China.
Classification Research Group The Classification Research Group was a significant contributor to classification research and theory in the field of library and information science in the latter half of the 20th century.
COBISS COBISS (abbreviation for Co-operative Online Bibliographic System & Services) is an organisational model used to join libraries in a uniform library information system with shared cataloguing.
Collaborative Cataloging Collaborative Cataloging is shared action of a group making bibliographic records available to its participants in order to prevent duplication of bibliographic records.
Colon classification Colon classification (CC) is a system of library classification developed by S. R. Ranganathan.
Controlled vocabulary Controlled vocabularies provide a way to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval.
Dewey Decimal Classification The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), or Dewey Decimal System, is a proprietary library classification system first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876.
Dickinson classification The Dickinson classification is a library classification scheme used to catalogue and classify musical compositions.
Dublin Core The Dublin Core Schema is a small set of vocabulary terms that can be used to describe web resources (video, images, web pages, etc.), as well as physical resources such as books or CDs, and obj...
Freinet classification The Freinet classification ("To organise everything") is used in the libraries of some elementary schools, and was invented by Célestin Freinet to facilitate the easy finding of documents, and ...
FRSAD Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data, or FRSAD, previously known as Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records, or FRSAR is a conceptual entity-relatio...
Functional Requirements for Authority Data Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), formerly known as Functional Requirements for Authority Records (FRAR) is a conceptual entity-relationship model developed by...
Garside classification The Garside Classification Scheme is one of those used in the libraries of UCL. It was devised by Kenneth Garside while he was deputy librarian there.
Gemeinsame Körperschaftsdatei The Common Corporation File or GKD is a German authority control for the organisation of corporation names from catalogues.
General material designation General Material Designation (GMD) is used in Library and other catalogues to describe the material type of the item.The list was created as part of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2), ...
GeneReviews GeneReviews is an online collection of peer-reviewed articles that describe specific gene-releated diseases.
Health Sciences Descriptors DeCS – Health Sciences Descriptors is a structured and trilingual thesaurus created by BIREME – Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information – in 1987 for indexing scientif...
Henriette Avram Henriette Davidson Avram (October 7, 1919 – April 22, 2006) was a computer programmer and systems analyst who developed the MARC format (Machine Readable Cataloging), the international data stan...
Iconclass Iconclass is a specialized library classification designed for art and iconography.
Integrated Authority File The Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, also known as: Universal Authority File) or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject ...
International Standard Bibliographic Description The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD) is a set of rules produced by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to create a bibliogra...
Inventory (library) Libraries need methods, such as inventories, to determine whether their collections are in good shape, or whether some preservation or conservation activities are necessary.
ISO 2146 ISO 2146 is an ISO standard defining an information model for "registry services for libraries and related organizations".
Jack Mills (classification researcher) Jack Mills was a British librarian and classification researcher, who worked for more than sixty years in the study, teaching, development and promotion of library classification and informat...
Keyword AAA Keyword AAA is a thesaurus created by the State Records Authority of New South Wales.
Knowledge organization The term knowledge organization designates a field of study related to Library and Information Science.
Library catalog A library catalog (or library catalogue) is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations.
Library classification A library classification is a system of documents, library materials or any information (books, serials, audiovisual materials, computer files, maps, manuscripts, realia) according to their sub...
Library Hotel The Library Hotel is a 60-room boutique hotel in New York City, located at 299 Madison Avenue (at 41st Street), near the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, and Grand Central Terminal.
Library management system An integrated library system (ILS), also known as a library management system (LMS), is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders ...
Library of Congress Control Number The Library of Congress Control Number or LCCN is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress in the United States.
Library of Congress Subject Headings The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) comprise a thesaurus (in the information science sense, a controlled vocabulary) of subject headings, maintained by the United States Librar...
Lonclass The BBC's Lonclass ("London Classification") is a subject classification system used internally at the BBC throughout its archives.
Mac and Mc together A convention of sorting names with the Scottish and Irish patronymic prefixes Mac and Mc together persists in library science and archival practice.
MARC standards MARC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) standards are a set of digital formats for the description of items catalogued by libraries, such as books.
Medical Subject Headings Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences; it can also serve as a thesaurus that ...
Metadata Authority Description Schema Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) is an XML schema developed by the United States Library of Congress' Network Development and Standards Office that provides an authority element set ...
Metadata Object Description Schema The Metadata Object Description Schema is an XML-based bibliographic description schema developed by the United States Library of Congress' Network Development and Standards Office.
Metis Classification Metis is an alternative library classification system developed and implemented in 2011 by the librarians at the Ethical Culture School in New York City.
Michael Gorman (librarian) Michael Gorman (born 6 March 1941, Witney, Oxfordshire) is a British-born librarian, library scholar and editor/writer on library issues noted for his traditional views.
NewGenLib NewGenLib is an integrated library management system developed by Verus Solutions Pvt Ltd. Domain expertise is provided by Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management in Hyderaba...
Nippon Decimal Classification The Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC, also called the Nippon Decimal System) is a system of library classification developed for mainly Chinese and Japanese language books maintain...
NUCMC NUCMC is the abbreviation for the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.
OCLC OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) is "a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to th...
Online Computer Library Center OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is "a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s inf...
Online public access catalog An online public access catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply library catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries.
Open catalogue Open catalogue is an open content catalogue or free content catalogue, a structured database with information about products or other stored items in a standardized format.
Personennamendatei The Personennamendatei is an authority file of people, which serves primarily to access literature in libraries.
Pinakes (Callimachus) The Pinakes was the first library catalog, prepared by Callimachus of Cyrene during his tenure working at the Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt during the third century BCE. Only a ...
Pinakes (tables) Pinakes was the first library catalog, a catalog of books and scrolls.
Polythematic Structured Subject Heading System Polythematic Structured Subject Heading System is a bilingual Czech–English controlled vocabulary of subject headings developed and maintained by the National Technical Library in Prague.
Resource Description & Access blog Resource Description & Access (RDA) is a blog devoted to Resource Description and Access, a new cataloging standard for libraries that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating data ba...
Resource Description and Access Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a standard for cataloguing that provides instructions and guidelines on formulating data for resource description and discovery.
Schema crosswalk A Schema crosswalk is a table that shows equivalent elements (or "fields") in more than one database schema.
Schlagwortnormdatei The Keyword Authority Control (Schlagwortnormdatei) or SWD is a controlled keyword or descriptor system (subject indexing), that is mainly used for indexing in libraries.
Sears Subject Headings Minnie Earl Sears (17 November 1873 – 28 November 1933) formulated the Sears Subject Headings, a simplification of the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
SELIBR LIBRIS is a Swedish national union catalogue maintained by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.
Sine nomine "Sine nomine" (abbreviated s.n.) is a Latin expression, meaning "without a name".
Singerman list The Singerman list is a numeric cataloging system for antisemitica items, as defined by the 1982 bibliographic listing, Antisemitic Propaganda: an annotated bibliography and research guide b...
Subject access Subject access refers to the methods and systems by which books, journals, and other documents are accessed in a given bibliographic database.
Subject Headings Authority File The Subject Headings Authority File or SWD is a controlled keyword or descriptor system, that is mainly used for indexing in libraries.
Swedish library classification system The Swedish library classification system, (Klassifikationssystem för svenska bibliotek), or SAB system (SAB-systemet) is a library classification system for use in many public, school...
The Library Corporation (TLC) The Library Corporation creates and distributes automation and cataloging software to more than 700 public, school, academic, and special library systems.
The works of Michael Gorman Michael Gorman was president of the American Library Association (ALA) between 2005–2006 and was vocal in his opinions on a range of subjects, notably technology and education.
TIME-ITEM TIME-ITEM is an ontology of Topics that describes the content of undergraduate medical education.
Uniform title A uniform title in library cataloging is a title assigned to a work which either has no title or has appeared under more than one title.
Union catalog A union catalog is a combined library catalog describing the collections of a number of libraries.
Universal Authority File The Universal Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues.
Universal Decimal Classification The Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) is a bibliographic and library classification developed by the Belgian bibliographers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine at the end of the 19th century.