Common Acronyms

Commonly Used Library-Related Acronyms

Southeastern New York Library Resources Council Specific

DAC – Digital Advisory Committee
HLSP – Hospital Library Services Program
HRVH – Hudson River Valley Heritage
MISP – Medical Information Services Program
RIC – Regional Interlibrary Loan Committee
SEAL – SouthEastern Access to Libraries
SSLC – Southeastern Special Library Catalog
VUC – Virtual Union Catalog
SEULS – SouthEastern Union List of Serials

New York State Specific

ACRL – Association of College and Research Libraries
ALLUNY – Association of Law Librarians of Upstate New York
ASLS – Academic and Special Libraries Section (of NYLA)
ConnectNY – Coalition of 18 NY Academic Libraries
CDLC* – Capital District Library Council
CLRC* – Central New York Library Resources Council
BOCES – Board of Cooperative Educational Services
DHP – Documentary Heritage Program (in cooperation with NYS Archives)
DHPSNY – Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York
DLD – (New York State Library) Division of Library Development
ESLN - Empire State Library Network - a nonprofit organization composed of the nine councils in New York State.
GHHN – Greater Hudson Heritage Network
I2NY - Information Infrastructure for New York
IDS – Information Delivery System (an academic interlibrary loan service in New York State)
LARC – Library Association of Rockland County
LILRC – Long Island Library Resources Council
METRO* – Metropolitan New York Library Resources Council
MHLS – Mid-Hudson Library System
New York Heritage – A portal for learning more about the people, places, and events that contributed to the making of New York State
NNYLN* – Northern New York Library Network
NOVEL – New York Online Virtual Electronic Library
NOVELNY – NYS Online Virtual Electronic Library
NY3Rs – NY3Rs Association, Inc. - former name of Empire State Library Network (ESLN), changed January 2016.
NYALS – New York Alliance of Library Systems (a coalition of New York State library systems and their directors)
NYLA – New York Library Association
NYSHEI – New York State Higher Education Initiative (an organization of public and private academic and research libraries in New York State)
NYSL – New York State Library
PuLiSDO -- Public Library Systems Directors Organization (New York State)
RBDB – Regional Bibliographic Database (and Resource Sharing) Program
RCLS – Ramapo-Catskill Library System
RRLC* – Rochester Regional Library Council
SED – State Education Department
SCRLC* – South Central Regional Library Council
SLC – SUNY Libraries Consortium
SUNYLA – State University of New York Librarians Association
UNYOC/MLA – Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of Medical Library Association
WALDO – Westchester Academic Library Director’s Organization
WLS – Westchester Public Library System
WNYLRC* – Western New York Library Resources Council

ALA – American Library Association
CCDA – Coordinated Collection Development Aid
CE – Continuing Education
CONTENTdm – Content Data Management (owned by OCLC)
DHP – Documentary Heritage Program
DPLA – Digital Public Library of America
ICOLC – International Coalition of Library Consortia
III – Innovative Interfaces Inc, (an integrated library system used by some libraries in our region)
ILL – Inter Library Loan
IMLS – Institute of Museum and Library Services
KOHA – An open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used world-wide by public, school and special libraries. The name comes from a Māori term for a gift or donation.
LSTA – Library Services and Technology Act (Federal)
MARC – MAchine Readable Cataloging
MLA – Medical Library Association
NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities
NLM – National Library of Medicine
NNLM – National Network of Libraries of Medicine
OCLC – a global library cooperative governed by its members, providing technology solutions to libraries
OPAC – Online Public Access Catalog
PLS – Public Library System
RDA – Resource Description & Access (new standard for resource description [cataloging] and access in the digital world)
SAA – Society of American Archivists
SLA – Special Libraries Association
SLS – School Library System
SLSA – School Library Systems Association
VDX – Virtual Document Exchange (owned by OCLC)