List of abbreviations – Public Libraries and their National Policies

List of abbreviations

EBLIDA European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations

IFLA International Federation of Library Associations

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

United States

IMLS Institute of Museum and Library Services

LSTA Library Services and Technology Act

PINES Public Information Network for Electronic Services


CanLII Canadian Legal Information Institute

CLA Canadian Library Association

CULC Canadian Urban Libraries Council

South Africa

GIS Geographic Information Survey

PaCLISA Public and Community Libraries Inventory of South Africa

PoP Point of Presence


AOF Afrique Occidentale Française (French West Africa)

ASBAD Association Sénégalais des Bibliothécaires, Archivistes et Documentalistes (Association of Senegalese Librarians, Archivists, and Documentalists)

CLAC Centres de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle (Centers for Reading and Cultural Activities)

DLL Direction du Livre et de la Lecture (Bureau of the Book and Reading)

United Kingdom

CAA Comprehensive Area Assessments

CPA Comprehensive Performance Assessment

PLR Public Lending Right


BDP Bibliothèques Départementales de Prêt

BnF Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Bpi Bibliothèque Publique d’information

CRL Centre Régionaux du Livre

DRAC Directions Régionales des Affaires Culturelles

OAI-PMH Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting


NAPLIS National Policy on Library and Information Systems

NKC National Knowledge Commission

RRRLF Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation


ALIA Australian Library and Information Association

FOLA Friends of Libraries Australia

PLA Public Libraries Australia