Multilingual Glossary of Terms

Understanding library jargon—OPAC, CD-ROM, microfiche, holdings, stacks, etc.—can be difficult for anyone who is not a regular user of the library. The difficulty of understanding library terms is compounded for English as a second-language (ESL) speakers who must process these specialized terms in a language that is not their native one. Created by the Association of College & Research Libraries, this Multilingual Glossary is designed to assist ESL speakers, as well as the librarians who work with them. It consists of eighty-five (85) of the most commonly used terms in academic libraries today.

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