Annual Report - Glossary and Indexes

Annual Report - Glossary

Balanced ScorecardA strategic management tool
gigabyte1,000 megabytes of data storage capacity
Libraries AustraliaA service providing information about items held by Australian libraries, used by Australian libraries for automated cataloguing
and inter-lending; see
logarithmic scalingA scale of measurement in which equal distances on the scale represent equal ratios of increase (for example, with logarithmic scale to the base of 10, the numbers 10, 100 and 1,000 are shown separately by equal distances on the graph)
outcomesThe results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community
Australia’s Web Archive
A web archive established by the Library in 1996; see pandora.
performanceThe proficiency of an agency or authority in acquiring resources economically and using those resources efficiently and effectively in achieving planned outcomes
performance targetsQuantifiable performance levels or changes in level to be attained by a specific date
petabyte1,000 terabytes
qualityRelates to the characteristics by which customers or stakeholders judge an organisation, product or service
reference serviceServices provided by the Library that assist users to understand and navigate the information environment to pursue independent self-directed research
Reimagining LibrariesAn initiative of National and State Libraries Australasia, in which the Library is working with the state and territory libraries and the National Library of New Zealand to transform its library services to better meet user needs in the digital age
terabyte1,000 gigabytes of data storage capacity
TroveA national discovery service implemented by the Library in November 2009, providing a single point of access to a wide range of traditional and digital content from Australian collections and global information sources

Annual Report - Shortened Forms

AASBAustralian Accounting Standards Board
ANBDAustralian National Bibliographic Database
APIapplication programming interface
APSAustralian Public Service
CAC ActCommonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
CSSCommonwealth Superannuation Scheme
CDNLConference of Directors of National Libraries
CMGCorporate Management Group
DLIRDigital Library Infrastructure Replacement
EAEnterprise Agreement
EAPEnvironmental Action Plan
ERAElectronic Resources Australia
FBTfringe benefits tax
FMOsFinance Minister’s Orders
FOI ActFreedom of Information Act 1982
GSTgoods and services tax
IFLAInternational Federation of Library Associations
ILMSIntegrated Library Management System
IPSInformation Publication Scheme
ITinformation technology
NLANational Library of Australia
NSLANational and State Libraries Australasia
ONIXOnline Information eXchange
PSSPublic Sector Superannuation Scheme
PSSapPSS accumulation plan
RDAResource Description and Access
SESsenior executive staff
WHSwork health and safety

Annual Report - Compliance Index

This report complies with the Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011 issued by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation on 22 September 2011.

Enabling legislation 19
Responsible Minister 19
Ministerial directions 26
Other statutory requirements:
  • Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Information about directors125–127
Organisational structure20
Statement on governance21–24
Key activities and changes affecting the authority 5–9
Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies 26
Indemnities and insurance premiums for officers 27

While not required of statutory authorities, this report also selectively complies with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for Annual Reports approved on 28 June 2012 by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit under subsections 63(2) and 70(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Requirement Page 
Asset management 39–40
Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines34
Consultants31, 134–135
Financial statements72–120
Freedom of information26–27
Grant programs42–43