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					Glossary (Michael Day, "Metadata: SCHEMAS and other European projects," First Austrian Metadata Seminar, Vienna, 18 May 2001)
AGLS           Australian Government Locator Service:
Agora          An UK hybrid-library project funded by JISC as part of eLib:
AHDS           Arts and Humanities Data Service:
AMICO          Art Museum Image Consortium:
ANSI           American National Standards Institute:
Aquarelle      The Information Network on Cultural Heritage - a Telematics Applications Programme project:
BIBLINK        Linking Publishers and National Bibliographic Services - a Telematics for Libraries project:
Biome          The RDN hub for the health and life sciences:
Cedars         CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives - a project funded by JISC as part of eLib:
CIMI           A consortium of cultural heritage institutions and organisations:
COLLATE        Collaboratory for Annotation, Indexing and Retrieval of Digitized Historical Archive Material -an IST Programme project:
COVAX          Contemporary Culture Visual Archives in XML - an IST Programme project:
CSDGM          Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata:
CURL           Consortium of University Research Libraries:
DC             Dublin Core:
DCMES          Dublin Core Metadata Element Set
DCMI           Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
DDC            Dewey Decimal Classification:
DECOMATE       Delivery of Copyright Materials to End-users project and DECOMATE II (Developing the European digital library for economics) were both Telematics for
               Libraries projects:
DESIRE         Development of a European Service for Information on Research and Education - a Telematics Applications Programme project:
DNER           Distributed National Electronic Resource - an initiative of JISC:
DTD            Document Type Definition
DutchESS       Dutch Electronic Subject Service:
EAD            Encoded Archival Description:
EELS           Engineering Electronic Library Sweden:
EEVL           Originally the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library, now the RDN hub for engineering, computing and mathematics:
eLib           UK Electronic Libraries Programme, funded by JISC:
EOR            Extensible Open RDF toolkit:
ETB            European Treasury Browser - an IST Programme project: http//
EULER          European Libraries and Electronic Resources in Mathematical Sciences - a Telematics for Libraries project:
FDGC           Federal Geographic Data Committee:
FP4            Fourth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
FP5            Fifth Framework Programme:
FVL            Finnish Virtual Library:
GILS           Global Information Locator Service:
GMD            GMD Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH:
HILT           High-Level Thesaurus - project funded by JISC and the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP):
Humbul         The RDN hub for the arts and humanities:
IEEE           Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.:
IMesh           An international 'community' of subject gateway service providers:
IMS             IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.:
ISAD(G)         General International Standard Archival Description - developed by the International Council on Archives:
ISBD            International Standard Bibliographic Description
IST             Information Society Technologies Programme:
JISC            Joint Information Systems Committee of the UK higher and further education funding councils:
KB              Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands:
LOM             Learning Object Metadata - developed by the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC):
MARC            MAchine Readable Cataloguing
MARC21          MARC format maintained by the Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office:
METAe           Metadata Engine project - an IST project:
MODELS          MOving to Distributed Environments for Library Services - UKOLN initiative supported by eLib and the British Library:
MPEG            Moving Picture Experts Group
MPEG-7          Multimedia Content Description Interface:
NEDLIB          Networked European Deposit Library - a Telematics for Libraries project:
NISO            National Information Standards Organization:
NOVAgate        A subject gateway for forestry, veterinary, agricultural, food and environmental sciences produced and maintained by the libraries of the NOVA University:
OAI             Open Archives Initiative:
OAIS            Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System:
OCLC            Online Computer Library Center, Inc.:
OMNI            Organising Medical Networked Information: now part of the RDN hub Biome:
PSIgate         RDN hub for the physical sciences:
PwC             PricewaterhouseCoopers
RDF             Resource Description Framework:
RDN             Resource Discovery Network:
Renardus        Academic Subject Gateway Service Europe - an IST Programme project:
RKMS            Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Schema:
RLG             Research Libraries Group:
ROADS           Resource Organisation and Discovery in Subject-based Services - an eLib project:
SCHEMAS         Forum for Metadata schema implementers - an IST Programme project:
SMEF            Standard Media Exchange Framework - developed by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to support media asset management:
SOSIG           Social Science Information Gateway - the RDN hub for the social sciences:
SSG-FI          Special Subject Guides-Fachinformation:
SUB Göttingen   Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen:
UBCIM           IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Programme:
UKOLN           UK Office for Library and Information Networking:
UNIMARC         Universal MARC Format - from UBCIM:
Z39.50          ANSI/NISO search and retrieve protocol