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Acronyms used by archivists and records administrators

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Last updated November 2, 2008 .

AALL American Association of Law Libraries
AAM American Association of Museums
AASLH American Association for State and Local History
ACA Academy of Certified Archivists
ACDA Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists
A*CENSUS Archival Census and Education Needs Survey in the United States (conducted 2004)
ACRL Association of College and Research Libraries (ALA)
ACWR Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious
ADE Association for Documentary Editing
AFS American Folklore Society
AGFO Association of Government Finance Officers
AHA American Historical Association
AHA! Association of Houston Archivists
AIC American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
AIIM American Association for Information and Image Management
ALA American Library Association
ALCTS Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALA)
ALISE Association for Library and Information Science Education
AMIA Association of Moving Image Archivists
AMICO Art Museum Image Consortium
Amigos Amigos Library Services
APT Association for Preservation Technology International
ARI Archivists of Religious Institutions
ARL Association of Research Libraries
ARM Archives and records management (or archivists and records managers)
ARMA Association of Records Managers and Administrators
ASALH Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
ASI American Society of Indexers
ASIST American Society for Information Science and Technology
BARM Bureau of Archives and Records Management
CCAHA Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
CCRA Clerks of Courts and Registers Association
CEPD Committee on Education and Professional Development (SAA)
CIHM Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions
CIMA (1) Coalition of Information Management Associations
CIMA (2) Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists
CIMI Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information
CLIR Commission on Library and Information Resources
(formerly CLR: Council on Library Resources)
CNI Coalition for Networked Information
CoOL Conservation Resources On-Line
CoSA Council of State Archivists (formerly the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators)
COSLA Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
CoStep Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness (NEDCC-sponsored project)
CSG Council of State Governments
DAH Division/Department of Archives and History
dPlan Disaster planning tool available online
EAD Encoded Archival Description
EPI Emergency Preparedness Initiative (CoSA)
FIAF International Federation of Film Archives
GAI Georgia Archives Institute
HABS Historic American Buildings Survey
HAER Historic American Engineering Record
HENTF Heritage Emergency National Task Force
HNOC Historic New Orleans Collection
HP Heritage Preservation
HRRS Historical Records Repository Survey (COSHRC, 1998-99)
HRS Historical Records Survey (Works Progress Administration, 1930s)
IACREOT International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers
IASSIST International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology
ICA International Council of Archives
ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property
ICMA International City/County Management Association
ICRM Institute of Certified Records Managers
IFLA International Federation of Library Associations
IIMC International Institute of Municipal Clerks
IMLS Institute of Museum and Library Services
IPER Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records project
IPI Image Permanence Institute
IRMT International Records Management Trust
ISG Industry specific group (ARMA)
ISO International Organization for Standardization
KDLA Kentucky Department of Library and Archives
LC Library of Congress
LITA Library Information Technology Association
MAA Michigan Archival Association
MAC Midwest Archives Conference
MARAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
MARBI USMARC Advisory Board
MCN Museum Computer Network
MLAI Museum and Library Archives Institute
NACo National Association of Counties
NACRC National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks
NAGARA National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
NAPHSIS National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
NASCIO National Association of State Chief Information Officers
(formerly "National Association of State Information Resource Executives (NASIRE)"
NASS National Association of Secretaries of State
NCC National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History (succeeded by NCH)
NCH National Coalition for History (successor to NCC)
NCLIS National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
NCPH National Council on Public History
NCPTT National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Park Service)
NCSHPO National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
NDIIPP National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Project (Library of Congress)
NEA (1) National Endowment for the Arts
NEA (2) New England Archivists
NEARI New England Archivists of Religious Institutions
NEDCC Northeast Document Conservation Center
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NEMA National Emergency Management Association
NFACE National Forum on Archival Continuing Education (COSHRC, 2000)
NFPB National Film Preservation Board
NGA National Governors' Association
NGS National Genealogical Society
NHPRC National Historical Publications and Records Commission
NIC National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property
NINCH National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage
NISO National Information Standards Organization
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NML National Media Lab
NPS National Park Service
NPSMMP National Park Service, Museum Management Program
NWA Northwest Archivists, Inc.
NY-ART New York Archivists Round Table
OAH Organization of American Historians
OHA Oral History Association
PALINET Library cooperative based in Philadelphia PA
PLA Public Library Association
PReP Pocket Response Plan (CoSA)
PRIA Property Records Industry Association
RAP Regional Alliance for Preservation
RBMS Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (ALA/ACRL)
RLG Research Libraries Group
RUSA Reference and User Services Association (ALA)
SAA Society of American Archivists
SARA State Archives and Records Administration
SCA Society of California Archivists
SCMRE Smithsonian Center for Materials Research & Education
SCPRA South Carolina Public Records Association
SGA Society of Georgia Archivists
SHPO State Historical Preservation Officer
SHRAB State Historical Records Advisory Board
SLA Special Libraries Association
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
SOA Society of Ohio Archivists
SOLINET Southeastern Library Network, Inc.
SRMA Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists
SSA Society of Southwest Archivists
TAPPI Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
TCART Twin Cities Archives Roundtable
VRA Visual Resources Association
WAI Western Archives Institute

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