Abbreviations

mainly from Primo VE and Alma

A-C    D-F    G-I    J-L    M-O    P-R    S-U    V-Z

A-C

A&IAbstract and indexing
ACTLAuthority Control Task List
AFNAutomated Fulfillment Network
Alma-D, -E, -PAlma Digital, Electronic, Print
AOBAny other business = ‘Varia’
APIApplication Program Interface
AQAcquisition
CDCirculation desk
CDICentral Discovery Index
CDLControlled Digital Lending
CKB       Central Knowledge Base
CLCataloger level
CoPCommunities of Practice
CSLCitation style language
CSSCascading style sheets
CTACall to action (buttons on a web page)
CTOContext object
CUGCustomized User Groups (IGeLU)
CVSControlled Vocabulary Service
CWGContent Working Group
CZCommunity Zone

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D-F

DACHELADeutschsprachige Ex Libris Anwender; Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
DAMSDigital asset management system
DBDatabase
DCDublin Core
DedupDe-duplication
DEIDiversity, Equity and Inclusion
DLRDisplay logic rule
DOAJ    Directory of Open Access Journals
DOIDigital object identifier
DSData source
eaearly adopters
EDIElectronic data interchange
ELUNAEx Libris Users of North America
EODEmbedded order data
ERExternal Resources
ERMElectronic records management
ERPEnterprise resource planning system such as PeopleSoft
ETAEstimated time of arrival
ETLExtract, transform, and load
ExLEx Libris
FLFulfillment [USA], fulfilment [GB]
FRBRFunctional Requirements for Bibliographic Records.
= “n versions found” in the short title list
FTfull text
FTPFile transfer protocol
FUFulfillment unit
FYFiscal year

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G-I

GESGeneral Electronic Service
GKDGlobal Knowledge Delivery
GTIGlobal title index of all Rapido customers
H1, H2First and second half of a year
HEHigher education
HEIHigher Education Institution
HEPHigher Education Platform
IEIdea exchange
IGeLUInternational Group of Ex Libris Users
ILSIntegrated Library System
IMG, IM Group, ING, af groupInventory Management Group, also called ‘available for group’ or ‘inventory network group’
IRInstitutional repository
IZInstitution Zone

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J-L

JITJust in time
KB, kbEx Libris knowledge base
LBHLink BIB headings
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol (patron management)
LHSLeft hand side
LISLibrary and information science / studies
LMSLearning management system
Library management system
LODLinked Open Data
LRLink resolver
LSP Library services platform

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M-O

MDE, MD editor, MEMetadata editor
MLMailing list
MMS IDMetadata management system ID = record ID number
MTMaterial type
NERSNew Enhancements Request System – the way for IGeLU members to submit their enhancement requirements to Ex Libris
NRNormalization Rule
NZNetwork Zone
OAOpen acccess
OAIOpen archive initiative
OASOracle Analytics Server
OCLCOnline Computer Library Center
OCROptical character recognition
OLHOnline help
OOTB, OTBOut of the box
OPLOne person library

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P-R

p2ePhysical to Electronic; electronic resource handling in Alma migration
PBOPrimo Back Office
PCIPrimo Central Index, has been replaced by CDI
PDAPatron driven acquisition
PDSPatron directory service
PNXPrimo Normalized XML
PMProduct management, Product manager
PO, POLPurchase order, Purchase order line
POCProof of concept
PS, psbPremium Sandbox
PSAPublic Service Announcement
PTCPreferred Term Correction
PWGPrimo Working Group (IGeLU, ELUNA)
Product Working Group (IGeLU, ELUNA)
PZProvider Zone
Q1-Q4First to fourth quarter of a year
R&DResearch and development
RCARoot cause analysis
RHSRight hand side
RMRessource management
RNRelease notes
ROIReturn of investment
RS, RSLResource sharing, Resource sharing library
RTAReal time availability / Real time acquisition

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S-U

SaaSSoftware as a service
SAMLSecurity Assertion Markup Language (patron user authentification)
SBSandbox
SCSteering Committee (IGeLU)
SCFShared Collection Facility
SDKAlma Software Development Kit
SEOSearch engine optimization
SF, SFCSalesforce, Salesforce Case: Ex Libris’ support portal / ticketing system before ProQuest
SIGELUNA Special Interest Group
SISStudent information system (external user database)
SIWGSpecial Interest Working Group
SLAService Level Agreement
SPOCSingle point of access (f.ex. in communications)
SRUSearch/retrieve via URL
SUService unit
tbato be announced
tbcto be confirmed
TDFGTraining and Documentation Focus Group
TOCTable of contents
TOUTerms of use
UIUser interface
UMUser management
UQUniversity of Queensland
URMUnified resource management
UXUser experience

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V-Z

VE(in Primo VE) – “The VE suffix has no meaning
VLEVirtual learning environment
VPVice president
WGProduct Working Groups (IGeLU, ELUNA)

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25.1.2023