Scope and Contents:
This glossary includes terms which you may find useful in managing
data collections and providing basic data services. It does not
attempt to cover all social science research terms or all computer
terms. Because some data libraries will still have to deal with
magnetic tape, the glossary includes some terms related to storing data
Style: The definitions used are meant to be helpful in a data
library environment. Terms that are defined in the glossary are
highlighted in boldface in the definitions.
Print Sources: To supplement this
glossary, you might want to use the
Encyclopedia of Computer Science,
Fourth Edition, edited by Anthony Ralston, Edwin D. Reilly and
David Hemmendinger, which
has excellent comprehensive definitions of many computer terms,
or the chapter "Information Resources Management: A Glossary of Terms,"
by Aninyda Bose (p. 92-161 in Encyclopedia
of Library and Information Science
Volume 41 - Supplement 6, N.Y.: Marcel Dekker. 1986, ed. Allen
Kent), which brings together information technology terms from computing,
telecommuncations, networking, and related fields.
See the "Related Information" links below and
for other glossaries and
dictionaries covering statistics, social sciences, acronymns, computers,
the Internet, and more see
Links to Other Glossaries and Dictionaries
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