Quick Reference: MSL Terms, Acronyms, and Lingo
Acronyms and common terms used throughout this site are included in this glossary.
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Budget Analysis and Reporting System
State association with a membership composed of librarians from all types of libraries, trustees, friends and students. MLA's concerns are the welfare and professional development of its members, the advocacy of library needs and the assurance of open access to information for all Montana's citizens.
Montana Library Commission
The acronym often used by the Legislature and Governor's Budget Office for MSLC or Montana State Library Commission
Montana Land Information Advisory Council
The Montana Land Information Advisory Council (MLIAC), as required by statute, advises the State Librarian and the State Library Commission on issues related land information, on the priority of land information, including data layers to be developed, on the development and management of the Montana Land Information Act grant process and on the distribution of funds collected in the Montana Land Information Account.
The Council assists the State Library to identify, evaluate, and prioritize requests received from state agencies, local governments, and Indian tribal government entities to provide development and maintenance of services relating to the GIS and land information.
The Council promotes coordination of programs, policies, technologies, and resources to maximize opportunities, to minimize duplication of effort, and to facilitate the documentation, distribution, and exchange of land information. Finally, the Council advocates for the development of consistent policies, standards, and guidelines for land information.
of Library and Information Science
of Library Science
Montana History Portal
The Montana History Portal encourages cultural institutions to digitize historic and contemporary resources reflecting Montana's rich cultural heritage and to make them freely available for lifelong learning.
Prior to February 2023, this site was known as the Montana Memory Project (MMP).