Agenda for Action in the UK:  Continued

APPENDIX 4

Acronyms
AJBAmerica's Job Bank
AOMAcorn Online Media
ARPANETUS Defence Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ASLIBThe Association for Information Management
ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
BAILERBritish Association for Information and Library Education and Research
BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation
BCSBritish Computer Society
BMABritish Medical Association
BSIBritish Standards Institution
BTBritish Telecommunications
CABCitizens' Advice Bureau
CANARIECanadian Network for Research, Industry and Education
CAREChristian Action Research and Education
CATCommittee on Applications and Technology (an IITF working group)
CBIConfederation of British Industry
CCACable Communications Association
CCTACentral Computer and Telecommunications Agency
CDCompact Disc
CDiCompact Disc Interactive
CD-ROMCompact Disc Read-Only Memory (disc-based data storage)
CERNEuropean Organisation for Nuclear Research (originally Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire)
CGISCCTA Government Information Service
CITUCentral Information Technology Unit
CSCPCivil Service Computerisation Programme
CWUCommunication Workers Union
DfEEDepartment for Education and Employment
DMADirect Marketing Association
DNHDepartment of National Heritage
DTIDepartment of Trade and Industry
ECMSElectronic Copyright Management Systems
ECNEuropean Communications Network
ESPRITEuropean Strategic Programme for Research in Information Technology
ESRCEconomic and Social Research Council
EUEuropean Union
EUNETA Europe-wide packet-switching network
EURIMEuropean Informatics Market
EURO-ISDNA European version of ISDN
FEDAFurther Education Development Agency
GIIGlobal Information Infrastructure
GLOBEGlobal Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
HEIHigher Education Institutes
ICSTISIndependent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services
IDPMInstitute for the Management of Information Systems (originally the Institute for Data and Production Managers)
IHACInformation Highway Advisory Council (in Canada)
IITFInformation Infrastructure Task Force (in the USA)
IMSInstitute of Management Services
INRIAInstitut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (France)
IoPInstitute of Physics
IPRIntellectual Property Right
IPUInter-Parliamentary Union
ISDNIntegrated Systems Digital Network
ISHInformation Superhighway
ISIInformation Society Initiative
ISOInternational Standards Organisation
ISTFInformation Society Task Force
ITInformation Technology
ITAAInformation Technology Association of America
ITCIndependent Television Commission
ITECInformation Technology, Electronics and Communications (a Panel in the UK Technology Foresight exercise)
iTVInteractive Television Trial in Cambridge, England
JANETJoint Academic Network
JISCJoint Information Systems Committee
LANLocal Area Network
LDOLocal Delivery Operator
MANMetropolitan Area Network
MCNCMicroelectronic Computing Centre of North Carolina
MDAMuseum Documentation Association
MITMassachusetts Intitute of Technology, Boston, USA
MPEGMotion Picture Experts Group
MPTMinistry of Posts and Telecommunications (in Japan)
NACABNational Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
NASNational Academy of Sciences (in the USA)
NCNetwork Computer
NCCNational Consumer Council
NCETNational Centre for Educational Technology
NCIHNorth Carolina Information Highway
NHSNational Health Service
NIINational Information Infrastructure
NIIACNational Information Infrastructure Advisory Council
NISTNational Institute of Standards and Technology (in the USA)
NSFUS National Science Foundation
NSFNETUS National Science Foundation Network
NYNEXNew York and New England Exchange
OFSTEDOffice for Standards in Education
OFTOffice of Fair Trading
OFTELOffice of Telecommunications Regulation
OSCEOrganisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OSIOpen Systems Interconnection
OSTOffice of Science and Technology
OSTPOffice of Science and Technology Policy (in the USA)
OTIAOffice of Telecommunications and Information Applications (USA)
PA-NETParliamentary Assembly Network (set up by OSCE)
PCPersonal Computer
PFIPrivate Finance Initiative
PICSPlatform for Internet Content Selection
POSTParliamentary Office of Science and Technology
PSIPolicy Studies Institute
PTOPublic Telephone Operator
PTTPosts, Telegraphs and Telephones
QVCQuality, Value and Convenience (a shopping channel on cable and satellite television)
RACER&D in Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe
RAMRandom Access Memory
RCNRoyal College of Nursing
ROMRead-Only Memory
SCONULStanding Conference of National and University Libraries
SCRAN2000Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
SETSecure Electronic Transactions
SMEsSmall and Medium-sized Enterprises
Super-JANETHigh speed upgrade of the Joint Academic Network
TERCTechnology Education Resource Centre (USA)
TTATeacher Training Agency
UCISAUniversities and Colleges Information Systems Association
UKERNAUK Education and Research Networking Association
USOUniversal Service Obligation
VBNSVery high speed Backbone Network Service (US equivalent to SuperJANET)
VCRVideo Cassette Recorder
WANWide Area Network
WWWWorldWide Web

 


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