LTMS Knowledge Base

Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

AMT
Initialism for Asset Management Team
article
A knowledge base entry. These are the building blocks of a knowledge base. Articles may contain text information and/or attachments.
attachment
A file that has been uploaded to a specific knowledge base article. Attachments can be referenced as an extension to the article’s subject. 100 mb is the maximum size allowed for attachments and many different file formats may be attached.
Audited:
This field will provide the initials of the auditor and date of the last article audit.
category
A group of articles regarded as having particular shared characteristics.
convention
A way in which something is usually done, especially within a particular area or activity.
document
Refers to a file attachment within an article in a text based format. Common formats for documents are .docx, .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.
FY
Initialism for Fiscal Year, TTU fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31.
KB
Initialism for Knowledge Base
keyword
A word or phrase that is a topic of significance for a knowledge base article.
knowledge base
A special kind of database for knowledge management. A knowledge base provides a means for information to be collected, organized, shared, searched, and utilized.
knowledge management
A discipline that identifies, captures, evaluates, retrieves, and shares all of an enterprise’s information assets. These assets may include databases, documents, policies, procedures, and previously un-captured expertise and experience in individual workers.
LTMS
Initialism for Library Technology Management and Services
OP
Initialism for Operating Procedure or Operating Policy
SMT
Initialism for Senior Management Team
TOSM
Acronym for Technology Operations and Systems Management
TTU
Initialism for Texas Tech University
ULC
Initialism for University Library Council

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