A Consortium Proposal for the Maintenance of the Text Encoding Initiative

Potential Consortium Members

Library Groups and Scholarly Societies

We would like to expand the European component of this list, especially in the area of scholarly societies: any suggested additions are welcome--please send them using the mailto link at the bottom of the page.

Library and Library-Related Organizations

BVÖ - Büchereiverband Österreichs (Austrian Library Association)
VÖB - Vereinigung österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare (Austrian Association of Librarians)

ABD-BVD - Association Belge de Documentation - Belgische Vereniging voor Documentatie
VVBAD - Vlaamse Vereniging voor Bibliotheek-, Archief- en Documentatiewezen

BF - Bibliotekarforbundet, The Union of Danish Librarians
DF - Danmarks Forskningsbiblioteksforening - Danish Research Library Association)
DB - Danmarks biblioteksforening, Danish Library Association

FLA - Finnish Library Association - Suomen kirjastoseura
STKS - Suomen Tieteellinen Kirjastoseura: Finnish Research Library Association
Tietopalveluseura ry - Finnish Society for Information Services: Samfundet för Informationtjänst i Finland

ABDU - Association des directeurs de la documentation et des bibliothèques universitaires
ABF - Association des bibliothécaires français
ADBS - Association des Professionels de l'information et de la documentation

BDB - Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Bibliotheksverbände
DGD - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Dokumentation, the German Association for Documentation
VdDB - Verein der Diplom-Bibliothekare an wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken e.V.

An Chomhairle Leabharlanna - The Library Council
Library Association of Ireland

AIB - Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, The Italian Library Association
AIDA - Associazione Italiana per la Documentazione Avanzata (in Italian)
ABEI - Associazione Bibliotecari Ecclesiastici Italiani (in Italian)

FOBID - Federatie Organisaties Bibliotheek-, Informatie-, Dokumentatiewezen
NBLC - Nederlands Bibliotheek en Lektuur Centrum (NBLC) - National Dutch Library Center
NVB - Nederlandse vereniging van bibliothecarissen, documentalisten en literatuuronderzoekers

BAD - Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários Arquivistas e Documentalistas, The Portuguese Association for Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists

ABV - Associació de Bibliotecaris Valencians
Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya

DIK-förbundet - Dokumentation, Information, Kultur: a Swedish professional association as well as a trade union for university graduates in the fields of documentation, information and culture.
SAB - Sveriges Allmänna Biblioteksförening, Swedish Library Association
SBS - Svenska Bibliotekariesamfundet: Swedish association of university and research librarians
TLS - Tekniska Litteratursällskapet: Swedish Society for Technical Documentation

United Kingdom
ASLIB - Association of Information Management
BAILER - British Association for Information and Library Education Research
BIALL - British-Irish Association of Law Librarians
CURL - Consortium of University Research Libraries
IIS - The Institute of Information Scientists
LA - Library Association: Association for Librarians and Information Managers
RMS - Records Management Society of Great Britain
SCONUL - Standing Conference of National and University Libraries
SLA - Scottish Library Association

Non-EU Countries

ALIA - Australian Library and Information Association

ACA - Association of Canadian Archivists
CLA - Canadian Library Association

Czech Republic
SDRUK - The Czech Republic Library Association (Sdruzeni knihoven CR)
SKIP - The Association of Library and Information Professionals of The Czech Republic

Hong Kong
HKLA - Hong Kong Library Association

Biblioteksentralen - Norwegian Library Bureau
NBF - Norsk Bibliotekforening. The Norwegian Library Association

ZBDS - Zveza Bibliotekarskih Drutev Slovenije, Library Association of Slovenia

BBS - Association of Swiss Librarians and Libraries

United States
AALL - American Association of Law Libraries
ALA - American Library Association
Library and Information Technology Association
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (under it collection development, electronic text centers, and cataloging)
ALISE - Association for Library and Information Science Education
ARL - Association of Research Libraries
ATLA - American Theological Library Association
MLA - Music Library Association, US
MLA - Medical Library Association, US
SLA - Special Libraries Association

European and International Organisations
CERL - Consortium of European Research Libraries
EAHIL - European Association for Health Information and Libraries
EBLIDA - European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations
ECUP - European Copyright User Platform
ELAG - European Library Automation Group
ECUP - European Copyright User Platform
EURASLIC - European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres
EUSIDIC - European Association of Information Services
FID - International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)
GABRIEL - Gateway to the National Libraries of Europe
IAML - International Association of Music Libraries
IAMIC - International Association of Music Information Centres
IASL - International Association of School Librarianship
IATUL - International Association of Technological University Libraries
IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Netherlands
LIBER - Ligue des Bibliothèques Européenees de Recherche
NORDINFO - Nordic Council for Scientific Information
NVBF - Nordic Federation of Research Libraries Associations

Related organisations
AHDS - Arts and Humanities Data Service (UK)
AIIM - Association for Information and Image Management International
AusSI - Australian Society of Indexers
Coalition for Networked Information (Clifford Lynch)
Council on Library and Information Resources
ICA - International Communication Association
ICA - International Council on Archives
IFCS - The International Federation of Classification Societies
IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing
ILA - Internet Library Association, a free-membership, non-profit organisation created to support librarians as well as non-librarians in the Internet world.
IMIA - International Medical Informatics Association
IOIS - International Organization of Information Specialists
ISKO - International Society for Knowledge Organization
IVLA - International Visual Literacy Association
SIBMAS - International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts

Scholarly Societies:

American Council of Learned Societies
African Studies Association
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association
American Antiquarian Society
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
American Comparative Literature Association
American Dialect Society
American Economic AssociationAmerican Folklore Society
American Historical Association
American Musicological Society
American Numismatic Society
American Oriental Society
American Philological Association
American Philosophical Association
American Philosophical Society
American Political Science Association
American Psychological Association
American Schools of Oriental Research
American Society for Aesthetics
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
American Society for Legal History
American Society for Theatre Research
American Society of Comparative Law
American Society of International Law
American Sociological Association
American Studies Association
Archaeological Institute of America
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Jewish Studies
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
Association of American Geographers
Association of American Law Schools
Bibliographical Society of America
College Art Association
College Forum of the National Council of Teachers of English
Dictionary Society of North America
Economic History Association
German Studies Association
Hispanic Society of America
History of Science Society
Latin American Studies Association
Law and Society Association
Linguistic Society of America
Medieval Academy of America
Metaphysical Society of America
Middle East Studies Association
Modern Language Association
National Communication Association
Organization of American Historians
Renaissance Society of America
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Society for Cinema Studies
Society for Ethnomusicology
Society for French Historical Studies
Society for the History of Technology
Society of Architectural Historians
Society of Biblical Literature
Society of Dance History Scholars
The Sonneck Society for American Music

Comments and suggestions on the above are welcome, and should be cc'd to:

Daniel Pitti <dvp4c@virginia.edu>
David Seaman <dms8f@virginia.edu>
Manfred Thaller <Manfred.Thaller@hd.uib.no>
John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>

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