Glossary and indices

Glossary

TermDefinition
edepositProvision, by publishers, of copies of electronic publications to the Library; the Library is entitled to copies of electronic publications under legal deposit provisions in the Copyright Act, and also through Premiers Circulars and other government agreements
eresourceElectronic publication or database of electronic publications
granularityLevel of detail in a set of data; more granular collection data will describe individual items within a collection, for example, while less granular data will only provide a description of the collection as a whole
Libraries AustraliaA 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 scaleA 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
mine contentThe use of computer systems to identify patterns in large data sets
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
seed-list harvestingThe use of a large list of URLs to collect copies of many websites at once, rather than selecting websites individually
terabyte1,000 gigabytes
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

Shortened terms

AbbreviationDefinition
ABCAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANAOAustralian National Audit Office
APSAustralian Public Service
ARCAustralian Research Council
CALDculturally and linguistically diverse
CMGCorporate Management Group
DLIRDigital Library Infrastructure Replacement (program)
ELExecutive Level
FOI ActFreedom of Information Act 1982
GSTgoods and services tax
IIPCInternational Internet Preservation Consortium
IPSInformation Publication Scheme
ITinformation technology
LMSlearning management system
NLANational Library of Australia
NSLANational and State Libraries Australasia
PGPA ActPublic Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
RDAResource Description and Access (standards)
RSLReturned and Services League of Australia
SESSenior Executive Service