Initialisms and Acronyms

AGL: National Agricultural Library

BFM: bibliographic file maintenance

BIBCO: Monographic component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

CGP: Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Class Web or Minaret: The official repository of the Library of Congress Subject Headings.

CONSER: Serials component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

DC: Dublin Core Metadata Element Set

DCM Z1: Descriptive Cataloging Manual, Z1

FDLP: Federal Depository Library Program

GNIS: Geographic Names Information System, which contains information about physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and associated areas, both current and historical (not including roads and highways).

GPO: Government Publishing Office,  Government Printing Office

ILS: Integrated Library System

LC: Library of Congress

LCCN: Library of Congress control number

LCGFT: Library of Congress genre/form terms for library and archival materials

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Heading

LSCM: Library Services & Content Management

LTS: Library Technical Services

MESH: Medical subject headings

NACO: Name authority component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NLM: National Library of Medicine

PCC: Program for Cooperative Cataloging

PPL: Populated place

SACO: Subject authority component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

SHM: Subject Heading Manual