Our team shares a common understanding of Library service, metadata, and content for a Web-based world.

Information Management Team (IMT), Inc.® and Leap Forward Library Consulting™ know clear, concise communication eliminates barriers between people, perspectives, and contexts. Without a common set of shared definitions, solutions that bridge the gaps between systems, people, and processes are impossible. In the absence of documented terminology, libraries will struggle to gain the freedom necessary to serve patrons in the best ways possible and to realize their full potential in a Web-based world.

Thus, Praxis by IMT™’s backbone and implementation approach are firmly grounded in the shared understandings provided below. This definition list is a living document and will grow over time — in fact, we invite you to send us any terms that you feel need to be defined to facilitate better communication in and across libraries!

View our definitions.