Glossary and Indices

Glossary

Glossary

Term

Definition

Balanced Scorecard

A strategic management tool

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 scale

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 as 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 Terms

 

Abbreviation

Definition

AASB

Australian Accounting Standards Board

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

API

Application Programming Interface

APS

Australian Public Service

CMG

Corporate Management Group

Copyright Act

Copyright Act 1968

CSS

Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme

DLIR

Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement project

EL

Executive Level

FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act 1982

FRR

Financial Reporting Rule

GST

goods and services tax

ICT

information and communication technologies

ILMS

Integrated Library Management System

IPS

Information Publication Scheme

IT

information technology

LCM

Leadership Capability Model

NESB

non–English speaking background

NLA

National Library of Australia

NSLA

National and State Libraries Australasia

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PSS

Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

PSSap

PSS accumulation plan

SES

Senior Executive Service

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Compliance Index

This report complies with sections 7AB and 7AC of the Public Governance Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Rule which, for 2014-15 reporting, continues the application of the Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011 issued by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation on 22 September 2011.

Requirement

Page

Enabling legislation

23

Responsible Minister

23

Ministerial directions

30

Other statutory requirements:

•    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

•    Work Health and Safety Act 2011

 

 46–47

41–43

Information about directors

137–140

Organisational structure

24

Statement on governance

25–29

Key activities and changes affecting the authority

6–13

Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies

30–31

Indemnities and insurance premiums for officers

31–32

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 25 June 2015 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

43–48

Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines

39

Consultants

35, 148–149

Financial statements

85–133

Freedom of information

31

Grant programs

49

Purchasing

48

Work Health and Safety

41–43