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APIApplication Programming Interface
CCS Curriculum Customization Service - an NSDL and Digital Learning Sciences/Integrated Information Services (UCAR), and University of Colorado learning application project with the Denver Public School System
CWIS Collection Workflow Integration System – cataloging & collection  management tool by Internet Scout Project / Univ of Wisc 
DDS Digital Discovery System - NSDL's digital repository and search and discovery service
DUEDivision of Undergraduate Education, in the Education & Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation
EHR Education and Human Resources Directorate, National Science Foundation
LAR Learning Application Readiness - an initiative of NSDL to promote high quality in both resource and metadata creation enabling programmatic delivery of NSDL  metadata across learning applications used by communities of educational practictioners and within educational systems
NAB NSDL Accessioning Board - body that approves collections accessioning into NSDL
NCSNSDL Collection System - cataloging and collection management tool developed by TNS
NSDLNational Science Digital Library
NSDL_DCNSDL Dublin Core - the metadata format of NSDL
NSF National Science Foundation - federal agency that has supported the National Science Digital Library
OAI-PMH Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting - a standard method for transferring metadata records to NSDL
SLM Science Literacy Maps - the NSDL instance utilizing the NSDL Strand Map Service
STEM XSTEM Exchange - an initiative led by NSDL to provide and transmit usage data about the multiple ways educators use digital resources as annotational information attached to resources themselves
SMSNSDL Strand Map Service - customizable API for creating strand maps, such as those in the NSDL Science Literacy Maps
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, Colorado, host institution for the NSDL program