Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Progressive Librarian -Acr0nyms Used- 1990-1999

Progressive Librarian is a forum for critical perspectives in Librarianship, featuring articles, book reviews, bibliographies, reports and documents that explore progressive perspectives on librarianship and information issues.

Acronyms & Initialisms


AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAP Association of American Publishers

AAUP American Association of University Professors

ABC African Books Collective

ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries

AILS African Imprint Library Services

AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

AKRIBIE Arbeitskreis Kritischer BibliotharInnen

ALASA African Library Association of South Africa

ALIA Australia Library & Information Association

ALP Advancement of Librarianship in the Third World

ANC African National Congress

APT Alternative Press Titles for Libraries


BAFF Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Autonomer Frauenforschungseinrichtungen

BAU Bibliotekerarbejdslos

BiS Bibliotek i Samhalle


CIA Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.)

CIRA Centre internationale de recherches sur l’Anarchisme

CDH-S Centro de Documentacón Histórico-Social/Atenue Enciclopèdic Popular

CNN Cable News Network

CNT Confederación Nacional del Trabajo

COSATU Congress of South African Trade Unions

COSH groups Committees on Occupational Health and Safety

CSCE Council for Security and Cooperation in Europe

CWS Corporate Wannabee Syndrom


DAC Department of Arts and Culture. African National Congress

EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (US)

EDUCOM July 1, 1998, EDUCOM merged with Cause to become EDUCAUSE

EP Editora Politica

EU European Union


FAI Federación Anarquista Ibérica

FAL Fundación de Estudios Libertarios Anselmo Lorenzo

FARA Foreign Agents Registration Act

FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (U.S.)

FFBIZ Frauenforschungs, Bildungs, und Informtationszentrum Berlin

FICEDL Fédération internationale des centres d’ etude et de documentation libertaire

FID International Federation for Documentation

FMC Federation of Cuban Women

FOIA Freedom of Information Act (U.S.)

FSS Fundación de Estidios Libertarios Salvador Seguí


G-7 Seven industrialized nations (Canada, , France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom), United States of America (later became the G8 with Russia)

GATS General Agreement on Trade and Services


HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus


IAEA International Atomic Energy Authority

IAI International African Institute

IAMCR International Association of Mass Communication Research

IALHI International Association of Labour History Institutions

IBM International Business Machines

ICAIC Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos

IFF Interdisziplinäre Forschungsgruppe Frauenforschung: Dokumentation-Information-Archiv Bielefeld

IFLA International Federation of Library Associations

ILAD Turkish Communication Research Association

IMF International Monetary Fund

IPS Inter-Press Service

ISC Information for Social Change

ITU International Telecommunications Union

IWW International Workers of the World


JURIS Weslaw databse


KLA Kosovo Liberation Army

KRIBIBI Arbeitskreis Kritischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare im Renner-Institut


LEXIS Lexis now LexisNexis, provider of comprehensive information and business solutions in a variety of areas— legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, academic.

LIWO Library and Information Workers Organization (South Africa)

LSG LIWO Support Group


MIL Iberian Liberation Movement

MLB Major League Baseball

MSSRT Minnesota Library Association Social Responsibilities Round Table

MTV Music Television


NAM Non-Aligned Movement

NASM National Air and Space Museum

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBA National Basketball Association

NERL Northeast Research Libraries Network

NFL National Football League

NGOs Non-Governmental Organizations

NHL National Hockey League

NII National Information Infrastructure

NOTIS A Library Management System (computer)

NREN National Research and Education Network

NUMMI New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.

NWICO New World Information and Communications Order

NYCOSH compiler of COSH Group directory



OAS Organization of African Unity

OCLAE La Organización Continental Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Estudiantes

OCLC Online Computer Library Center (founded 1967; name changed from Ohio College Library Center in 1981)

OMB Office of Management and Budget (U.S.)

ON Operation Namibia

OSPAAAL Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, Africa y América Latina

ÖTV Öffentlich Dienst Transport und Verkehr


PANA Pan-African News Agency

PC political correctness

PDS Social Democratic Party (Brazil)

PLG Progressive Librarians Guild

PLGNet Progressive Librarians Guild Discussion List

PT Brazilian Worker’s Party



RBOCs Regional Bell Operating Companies


SAB Sveriges Allmänna Biblioteksförening

SACP South African Communist Party

SAILIS South African Institute of Library and Information Science



SEGUEF Sociedad para el Estudio de la Guerra Civil y el Franquismo


SOMAFCO Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College

SRRT Social Responsibilities Round Table


TAP Taxpayer Asset Project

TNCs Transnational corporations

TRANSLIS Transforming Our Library and Information Services


ULIS Unification of Library and Information Stakeholders


UNITA União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)

USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(Soviet Union)


VDT Video Display Terminal


WIPO World Intellectual Property Association

WTO World Trade Organization