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AACR2 
See ANGLO-AMERICAN CATALOGING RULES
ABSTRACT
Brief summary that gives the essential points of a book, pamphlet or article.
ACADEMIC COMPUTING & NETWORKING SERVICES (ACNS)
Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS) provides networking services and central and distributed computing support to the academic and administrative units of Colorado State University.

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ACCESS COLORADO LIBRARY & INFORMATION NETWORK (ACLIN)
Project of the Colorado library community in partnership with Colorado SuperNet. The project provides access to the information resources of the libraries of the state to support the education, business, health, social service, and personal growth activities of the residents of Colorado. 

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ACCESS POINT 
A name, term, code, etc., under which a BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD may be searched and identified in an electronic or card catalog. Some examples of access points include author, title and call number. 
ACCESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT (LOAN & RESERVE)
Formerly CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT. Responsible for lending books and other library materials at the LOAN/RESERVE DESK. Responsibilities include Building Security, charging materials in and out, RECALLS, HOLDS, ARIEL, COURIER, SOS.  Also known as LOAN AND RESERVE.

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ACCESSION NUMBER 
Unique alphanumeric code assigned to each book or item in the order of its deposition to the DEPOSITORY.
ACCESSION STORAGE 
That part of the DEPOSITORY in which materials are arranged by ACCESSION NUMBER.
ACCOUNTING SERVICES
Office in ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES under the Director, FISCAL SERVICES, which maintains the Libraries’ financial records.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICE 
Section of the CSU Business and Financial Services responsible for disbursing University funds.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 
Section of the CSU Business and Financial Services which handles billings and payments for students, individuals, and commercial customers who owe money to the University.
ACLIN 
See ACCESS COLORADO LIBRARY & INFORMATION NETWORK
ACNS 
See ACADEMIC COMPUTING & NETWORKING SERVICES.
ACQUISITIONS BUDGET 
See MATERIALS BUDGET
ACQUISITIONS SERVICES  
Department in the TECHNICAL SERVICES DIVISION that is responsible for acquiring serial and monographic library materials, and maintaining receipt records and summary holdings for serials. Sections within the department include MONOGRAPHS AND IDENTIFICATION, DOCUMENTS PROCESSING, GIFTS AND EXCHANGE and SERIALS

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ACRL 
See ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES.
ACRONYM 
Word formed from the first (or first few) letters of each of the successive parts of a compound term, used as an abbreviation (frequently for an organization).

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ADAS 
Assistant Dean For Administrative Services. 
ADDED COPY 
Additional item which matches an item already owned.
ADDED ENTRY 
Secondary entry in a bibliographic catalog. An added entry is found both on cards and in an online catalog or medium. Example: any other than the main entry with the addition of a heading to represent in the catalog a subject, joint author, illustrator, editor, compiler, translator, collaborator, series, institutions, organizations, etc. See also MAIN ENTRY.
ADDED TITLE PAGE 
A title page preceding or following the title page chosen as the basis for the description of the item.  It may be more general (e.g., a series title page), or equally general (e.g., a title page in another language).
ADDED VOLUME 
Additional item added to a previous item creating a multi-volume set.
ADDS 
Serial issues in the final form, added to the collection with a barcode and an item record.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL 
Those individuals appointed by the Governing Board as officers of the Board, officers of administration, Deans of administrative departments and all such professional assistants to these officials whose appointments are by Board action.  Also included are the professional staff and assistants of the Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension and the Colorado State Forest.  Certain research positions directly related to the educational process are also included in this category.

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL

Representative body of Colorado State University administrative professionals.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

Directed by the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services and includes FISCAL SERVICES, LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, and LIBRARIES PERSONNEL
ADOBE ACROBAT READER
Part of a suite of programs developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. for creating and distributing electronic documents. The reader component of the Acrobat suite is distributed free for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major computer platforms.

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ADPS

Assistant Dean for Public Services

ADTS

Assistant Dean for Technical Service
AGGREGATE DATABASE
Most of our digitized journal collection is available through aggregate full-text databases. An aggregate database is a collection of publications in electronic format by a 3rd party vendor that is comprised of information from a variety of publishers-content is unstable because of 3rd party licensing issues.
ALA
See AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.
THE ALLIANCE
See COLORADO ALLIANCE OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES.

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

1. Arrangement according to the letters of the alphabet.
2. In libraries, filing rules for alphabetizing consistently.

ALTERNATIVE TITLE

The second part of a title proper that consists of two parts, each of which is a distinct searchable title; the parts are joined by “or” or its equivalent in another language (e.g., The tempest, or, The enchanted island). 

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION  (ALA)

The oldest and largest national library association in the world.   It is headquartered in Chicago, IL; and maintains an office in Washington, D.C.   Its primary publication is American Libraries. 

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ANALYTIC

A cataloging record that is created to indicate the author and title of an individual volume within a series or set.   The series is classified together under the same call number so that the volumes are shelved together in the STACKS. The CALL NUMBER of the individual record or analytic record will show the volumes or part number for that volume.

ANGLO-AMERICAN CATALOGING RULES 

Rules developed by the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, and other library associations. Used by most libraries in the English-speaking world, for descriptive cataloging for all library materials. AACR2 is the second edition of the book, revised in 1988, which incorporates a number of rule changes. It is also now available in an electronic edition. 
ANONYMOUS WORK
One in which the author's name does not appear anywhere in the book; of unknown authorship.
ANNOTATION
1. A note that describes, explains, or evaluates; especially such a note added to an entry in a bibliography, reading list, or catalog.
2. Process of making such notes. Annotation is the end product of making such notes.
APPROVAL PLAN
Service whereby vendors send materials for review with the option to buy or return. As of 2003, CSUL no longer have approval plans, just PURCHASE PLANS.
ARCHIVES
See UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES; Location code in SAGE for materials housed in UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES.
ARIEL
Document transmission system. Using commercially available hardware and RLG's Ariel software, users can scan articles, transmit the resulting electronic image over the INTERNET to other Ariel workstations and print them out on a laser printer. Primary users of Ariel at CSUL include ACCESS SERVICES, INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICES, ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE BRANCH LIBRARY, and Veterinary Medical Center Library (VTHBL).
ARL
See ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES.
ARTS IN THE LIBRARY SERIES
Its purpose is to expand the role of the Library as a center of cultural enlightenment, centering around displays and programs which illuminate the role of art in society and relate this role to the Library's collections.  A typical program consists of a display of art objects in the FIRST NATIONAL BANK GALLERY as well as books from the library about the artistic theme. 
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange, pronounced ask-ee. A code for representing English characters (including alphabet, numbers, and other characters) as numbers, with each character assigned a number from 0 to 127. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one computer to another.
ASK A LIBRARIAN
An electronic means of asking reference LIBRARIANS questions concerning library materials unique to the LIBRARIES' collections or other CSU-related information.

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ASSISTANT DEANS
Titles designated for those individuals responsible for major divisions in the Libraries:  Assistant Dean for Administrative Services (ADAS), Assistant Dean for Public Services (ADPS), and Assistant Dean for Technical Services (ADTS). 
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ROOM
Room 162, north wing, 1st floor, MORGAN LIBRARY. The room contains various adaptive aids for users with disabilities.

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ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES (ACRL)

Division of the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION which provides leadership for development, promotion and improvement of academic and research library resources and services to facilitate learning, research, and the scholarly communication process.

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ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES (ARL)
Organization of libraries whose basic purpose is the strengthening and improvement of the collections and services of its member libraries in support of higher education and research. Qualified libraries become members by invitation only.  CSUL is a member. 

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ATLAS
A book or bound collection of maps, illustrations, etc.; Volume of maps, plates, engravings, tables, etc., which may be used to accompany a text; or it may be an independent publication.
ATMOS
Location code for ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE BRANCH LIBRARY.
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE BRANCH LIBRARY
Located on West LaPorte Avenue at the Foothills Campus, third floor of the Atmospheric Science Building, the Library holds a collection of approximately 10,000 volumes covering meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, weather forecasting, air pollution and related subjects.  It is managed by the REFERENCE SERVICES librarian responsible for atmospheric sciences.

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ATSL
See ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE BRANCH LIBRARY.
AUTHOR
Person or corporate body, such as a government agency or business firm, chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of a work.
AUTHOR ENTRY
Name of the author of a book used as an entry in a MARC record; e.g., writer of a book, compiler of a bibliography, composer of a musical work, artist, etc. This is usually the main entry.
AUTHOR-TITLE ADDED ENTRY
Added entry in a MARC record consisting of the secondary authors and titles of a work.
AUTHORITY CONTROL
Process of maintaining consistency in names, subjects, and other access points in a bibliographic file through reference to an AUTHORITY FILE.
AUTHORITY FILE
Established forms of headings, subject terms, or other terms, often containing cross references.  Currently, our authority file is primarily on SAGE, providing AUTHORITY RECORDS having cross references for all headings used in SAGE.  See also MANUAL AUTHORITY FILE, NAME AUTHORITY FILE, SERIES AUTHORITY FILE.
AUTHORITY RECORD
Record which gives the form selected for a heading (name, subject, etc.) in the catalog.  At CSUL the form used is generally that established by the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.
AUTHORITY WORK
Process of creating authority records by making the intellectual decisions required to establish and record the authorized and reference headings following AACR2 standards. The authorized forms of names will be used as headings on BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORDS.

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