Glossary and Indexes

Glossary

Term

Definition

Balanced Scorecard A strategic management tool

bots

Software applications that run automatic tasks over the internet at very high speed. Also known as web robots.

Libraries Australia

A service providing information about items held by Australian libraries, used by Australian libraries for automated cataloguing and inter-lending; see librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au

logarithmic scaling

A 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

outcomes

The results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community

PANDORA

Australian web archive established by the Library in 1996; see pandora.nla.gov.au

performance

The proficiency of an agency or authority in acquiring resources economically and using those resources efficiently and effectively in achieving planned outcomes

performance targets

Quantifiable performance levels or changes in level to be attained by a specific date

petabyte

1,000 terabytes

quality

Relates to the characteristics by which customers or stakeholders judge an organisation, product or service

Reimagining Libraries

An 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

terabyte

1,000 gigabytes

Trove

A 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

Shortened Forms

Abbreviation

Definition

AASB

Australian Accounting Standards Board

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

APS

Australian Public Service

CAC Act

Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

CMG

Corporate Management Group

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSS

Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme

EFTPOS

Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale

ERA

Electronic Resources Australia

FMOs

Finance Minister’s Orders

FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act 1982

GST

goods and services tax

ICT

information and communication technologies

IPS

Information Publication Scheme

IT

information technology

NLA

National Library of Australia

NSLA

National and State Libraries Australasia

PC

Personal computer

PSS

Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

PSSap

PSS accumulation plan

RDA

Resource Description and Access

SES

Senior Executive Service

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.

Requirement

Page

Enabling legislation

Role

Legislation

Responsible Minister

Role

Ministerial directions

Public accountability

Other statutory requirements:

Public accountabiliy and
Corporate Management

Information about directors

Appendix A

Organisational structure

Organisation

Statement on governance

Corporate governance

Key activities and changes affecting the authority

Director General's Review

Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies

Public Accountability

Indemnities and insurance premiums for officers

Public Accountability

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 24 June 2013 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

Corporate Management

Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines

Corporate Management

Consultants

Public Accountability

Appendix E

Financial statements

Financial Statements

Freedom of information

Public Accountability

Grant programs

Corporate Management

Purchasing

Corporate Management

Work Health and Safety

Corporate Management