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Bibliography of Glossaries

A Bibliography of Glossaries for Archivists, Records Managers, Special Collections Librarians, Manuscript Curators, and other Related Information Professionals

Compiled by Diane Vogt-O'Connor 2/28/02

American Library Association (ALA). The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science. Chicago: American Library Association,1983.

American Library Association. Binding Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1988. http://www.ala.org/acrl/pubscat.html#speccol

American Library Association. Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1991.

American Library Association. Paper Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1990. http://www.ala.org/acrl/pubscat.html#speccol

American Library Association. Printing and Publishing Evidence: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1986. http://www.ala.org/acrl/pubscat.html#speccol

American Library Association. Provenance Evidence: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1988. http://www.ala.org/acrl/pubscat.html#speccol

American Library Association. Type Evidence: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing. Chicago: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, 1990. http://www.ala.org/acrl/pubscat.html#speccol

American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ISO 5127. Documentation and Information--Vocabulary. ISO Technical Committee 46. Available from ANSI; Draft standards available from NISO.

American National Standards Institute. ANSI X3.172-1990. American National Dictionary for Information Systems (ANDIS). Available from ANSI. $50.00

American National Standards Institute. ANSI X12.3-1986. Electronic Data Interchange--Data Element Dictionary. Paper (82 p.).

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscript Section. Relator Terms for Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Libraries. 3rd ed. 1987.

Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM). AIIM TR2-1992. Glossary of Imaging Technology. Silver Spring, MD: AIIM, 1992.

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA). Glossary of Records Management Terms. Association of Records Managers and Administrator, 1989.

Bellardo, Lewis and Lynn Lady Bellardo. A Glossary for Archivists, Manuscript Curators, and Records Managers. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1992.

Besser, Howard and Jennifer Trant. Introduction to Imaging: Issues in Constructing and Image Database Glossary. In: Introduction to imaging: issues in constructing an image database. The Getty Information Institute. 1995. http://www.getty.edu/research/institute/standards/introimages/Gloss.html

Borbinha, J. L., F. Cardoso, and N. Freire. NEDLIB glossary in: NEDLIB: Networked European Deposit Library (Date Created: 22 Feb 2000) Adobe Acrobat PDFOnline version

Burger, E. ed. Dictionary of Information Science: English, French, German, Russian. Elsevier Science Publishing Co., 1989.

John Carter. A.B.C. for Book Collectors. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.

Colorado Digitization Project. Colorado Digitization Project Digital Toolbox Glossary Colorado Digitization Project (Last Updated: 27 Mar 1999) http://www.cdpheritage.org/resource/introduction/rsrc_glossary.html

Conservation Online Listserv (COOL). Lexical and Classification Resources Stanford University Libraries In: COOL Conservation OnLine: Resources for Conservation Professionals http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/lex/

Consortium of University Research Libraries (CURL). The CEDARS glossary of commonly used terms by CURL In: CURL Exemplars for Digital ARchiveS (CEDARS) Project (Last Updated: 13 May 1999). http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/documents/PSW01.htm

Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The CLIR Structured Glossary of Technical Terms http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/lynn/

Dean, Jean. A Glossary of Library Technical Terms. Private Communication: October, 1989.

Cox, Lynn, comp. For the Advisory Committee for the Co-ordination of Information Systems, United Nations. Glossary for Electronic Archives and Records Management, Annex V in Management of Electronic Records: Issues and Guidelines. 1990 Advisory Committee for the Co-ordination of Information Systems, United Nations.

Department of Labor (DOL). Dictionary of Occupational Terms. Washington, DC: Department of Labor. n.d.

Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). 4th ed. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1991.

Ellis, Judith, ed. Keeping Archives. 2nd. edition. Porte Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Society of Archivists, 1993. Includes a glossary.

FIPS Pub 11-3. Guideline: American National Dictionary for Information Systems. 1991. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1991. Available from NTIS.

Fox, Michael J. and Peter Wilkerson. Introduction to Archival Organization and Description. ed. Susanne Warren, Los Angeles: Getty Information Institute, 1998. Includes a glossary Online at: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/standards/introarchives/table_index.html .

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister. Glaister's Glossary of the Book. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

Getty Information Institute. Art and Architecture Thesaurus. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat/.

Getty Information Institute. Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names: Getty Information Institute, 1998. http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/

Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Glossary of the Book: Terms Used in Papermaking, Prints, Bookbinding and Publishing with Notes on Illuminated Manuscripts and Private Presses. 2nd ed., Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.

Nancy E. Gwinn (editor). Preservation Microfilming: A guide for Librarians and Archivists. Chicago: American Library Association, 1987. Includes a glossary.

Information Resources Management: A Glossary of Terms, in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Marcek Dekker, Volume 41, p.92-16, 1986.

International Council on Archives (ICA). Dictionary of Archival Terminology: English and French with Equivalents in Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish (DAT II) 2nd ed., New York: K.G. Saur. 1988.

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Staff. Glossary of Filmographic Terms. New York: K.G. Saur, 1989.

International Federation of Film Archives Staff. Subject Headings: Film. London: FIAF, 1990.

International Standards Organization (ISO) ISO/TR 9544:1988 Information processing--Computer-assisted publishing--Vocabulary. ISO/IEC Joint Committee 1. Available from ANSI.

ISO 2382 Information processing vocabulary. ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1. Available from ANSI.

ISO 6196 Micrographics--Vocabulary. Available from ANSI. Copies of draft standards (DIS) available from AIIM.

ISO/IEC TR 12382:1992 Permuted index of the vocabulary of information processing. ISO/IEC Joint Committee 1.

Lanzi, Elisa. Introduction to Vocabularies: Enhancing Access to Cultural Heritage Information. Los Angeles: Getty Information Institute, 1998.

Library of Congress (LC). Library of Congress Subject Headings. 20th ed. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Office of Subject Cataloging Policy, continuously updated. http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/cpso.html. Also available as CD.

Library of Congress. Thesaurus for Graphic Materials I; Subject Terms Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 1995. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/. Also available as CD.

Library of Congress. Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II; Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 1995. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm2/. Also available as CD.

Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. Moving Image Materials: Genre Terms (MIM). Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1987.

Longley, Dennis and Michael Shein. Dictionary of Information Technology, Second Edition. Oxford University Press, New York, 1986. Includes a glossary.

Lynn, M. Stuart. Preservation and Access Technology: The Relationship Between Digital and Other Media Conversion ; Processes; A Structured Glossary of Technical Terms by M. Stuart Lynn and The Technology Assessment Advisory Committee to the Commission on Preservation and Access. Washington, DC: Commission on Preservation and Access, 1990. Paper (68 pg.) or online at: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/lynn/term3.html

Machovec, George S. comp. Telecommunications, Networking, and Internet Glossary. 1993. Chicago: American Library Association, Library and Information Technology Association. LITA Monograph no. 3. Paper (106 p.) 1993.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). A Federal Records Management Glossary. Washington, DC: NARA Office of Records Administration, n.d.

National Archives and Records Administration. Life-Cycle Systems Data Standards Authorities. Washington, DC: NARA Office of Records Administration, 2000, plus updates. Includes for Intellectual Elements the following Authorities: Topical Subject Thesaurus, Specific Records Type Thesaurus, Program Area Thesaurus, and the following Authority lists: Access Restriction Status Authority List, Specific Access Restriction Authority List, Security Classification Authority List, Contributor Type Authority List, Creator Type Authority List, Date Qualifier Authority List,Description Type Authority List, Edit Status Authority List, Finding Aid Type Authority List, General Records Type Authority List, Language Authority List, Sound Type Authority List,Use Restriction Status Authority List, Specific Use Restriction Authority List, and Variant Control Number Type Authority List.

For Physical Occurrence Elements it includes the following: Holdings Measurement Type Authority List, Copy Status Authority List, Location Facility Authority List, and Reference Unit Authority List. For Media Occurrence Elements it includes the following\Media Type Authority List, Base Authority List, Color Authority List, Dimension Authority List, Emulsion Authority List, Format Authority List, Process Authority List, Recording Speed Authority List, Roll Authority List, Soundtrack Configuration Authority List, Tape Thickness Authority List, and Wind Authority List.

Noguiera, Carmen Crespo editor. International Council on Archives. Glossary of Basic Archival and Library Conservation Terms: New York: K.G. Saur, 1988.

Northern Micrographics: Glossary of Imaging Terms Northern Micrographics Inc. (Last Updated: 5 Apr 1999. http://www.normicro.com/glossary.htm

Olson, Nancy B. for the American Library Association. Audiovisual Material Glossary. Chicago: American Library Association Resources and Technical Services Division (now ALA, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services) Audiovisual Committee, 1988. Note: Available from OCLC.

Prytherch, Ray and Leonard Montague Harrod, advisory editor. Harrod's Librarian's Glossary of Terms Used in Librarianship, Documentation, and the Book Crafts and Reference Book. 7th ed.ISBN 0-566-03620-7. Gower: Brochfield, Vermont, 1990.

Research Library Group (RLG). Form Terms for Archives and Manuscript Control. Mountain View, CA: RLG, 1985.

Roberts, Matt J. and Don Etherington. Book Binding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology: Washington: Library of Congress, 1982.

McGraw-Hill. Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Fourth Edition, 1989.

Roberts, Matt and Don Etherington. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1982.

Rosenberg, Jerry M. A Dictionary of Computers, Data Processing, and Telecommunications. John Wiley and Sons, 1983.

Soper, Mary Ellen et al. The Librarians' Thesaurus: A Concise Guide to Library and Information Terms. Chicago: American Library Association, 1990.

Tayyeb, R. and K.Chandna; A Dictionary of Acronyms and Abbreviations in Library and Information Science, 2nd ed., 1985. Canadian Library Association. Available from ALA.

Universal Perservation Format (UPF) Initiative. Universal Preservation Format Glossary In: UPF (Universal Preservation Format) Home Page (Last Updated: 24 Feb 1999. http://info.wgbh.org/upf/glossary.html

Vogt-O'Connor, Diane, An Archival Glossary for the Millennium in CRM 22:2 (1999), pp. 46-52 Adobe Acrobat PDFOnline version

Vogt-O'Connor, Diane. Smithsonian Archives Photo Survey Project: A Photographic Thesaurus. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1987.

Walne, Peter, editor. For the International Council on Archives. Dictionary of Archival Terminology. 2nd ed. New York: K.G. Saur, 1988.

Web Developer's Virtual Library. The Webmaster's Encyclopedia in The Web Developer's Virtual Library (Regularly Updated) http://www.stars.com/WebRef/Index/

Wynar, Bohdon S. Introduction to Cataloging and Classification. Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1985.

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