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Introduction to Library Services Course Documents Vocabulary List The following is a brief list of terms used in the readings that relate to library and information science. Abstract Adobe Acrobat American Library Association (ALA) Americans with Disabilities Act Annotation Bibliography Black Gold Blog Boolean CD, audio CD-ROM Call numbers Circulating collection Citation Closed stacks/open stacks Codex Copyright Cuneiform Cybrarian DVD Dewey Decimal Classification Digitization Electronic Book (e-book) E-mail E-rate E-reference Full-text HTML Hard copy Imprint Interlibrary loan Internet Journal Library of Congress Classification MP3 files Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) Magazine Microfiche Microfilm Microforms OPAC or OLPAC Paraprofessional Periodical Periodical holdings list Plagiarism Podcast/podcasting Reference collection Remote access Scriptorium Subscription library Telnet Union list Vivarium Web Wiki Abstract Summary of a document or periodical article. Ranges in length from a couple of sentences to several paragraphs depending on the index or source. Helps researcher evaluate the significance of the document before seeing, ordering, or buying entire original. <- back to vocabulary list Adobe Acrobat A document exchange program created by Adobe Systems which allows data files created on one software platform (DOS, Windows, Macintosh, etc.) to be displayed and printed on another without loss of text formatting. <- back to vocabulary list American Library Association (ALA) The leading professional association of public and academic libraries and librarians in the United States, the ALA was founded in Philadelphia in 1876 by a group of library leaders (90 men and 13 women) that included Melvil Dewey. <- back to vocabulary list Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legislation passed by Congress in 1990 guaranteeing right of access to public facilities and resources to persons with physical disabilities and prohibiting discrimination against them in employment. ADA has had a major effect on the delivery of library services in the U.S. <- back to vocabulary list Annotation
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A brief note or short paragraph after a citation in a bibliography that comments on, summarizes, or critiques the contents of the item cited. <- back to vocabulary list Bibliography A systematically organized list that cites sources (books, periodical articles, videos, web sites, etc.) on a given subject. Standard way to document sources consulted for a term paper or other research. Also called a Work Cited page. <- back to vocabulary list Black Gold Example of a regional, cooperative library system. Paso Robles Public Library and San Luis Obispo City-County Library are among the members. <- back to vocabulary list Blog Blog is short for "weblog". A weblog is a newsletter or public diary that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the Web site. For a list of some current library-industry
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