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Abbreviations Starting with Letter W

W3C: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the non profit international standards organization for the World Wide Web (WWW) founded by Tim Berners-Lee in October 1994 with its headquarters in Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S..

WADEX: Word and Author InDEX (WADEX) is an IBM 1401 prepared mechanical index and an extension of Key Word In Context (KWIC). 2012-J-P-III-Q-22

WAN: Wide Area Network (WAN) is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance such as a state, province or country.

WDL: World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United States Library of Congress (LoC), launched on April 21, 2009. 2016-J-P-III-Q-8

WEBLIS: Web based Library Integrated System (WEBLIS) is a free-of-charge Web based Library Integrated System based on Computerised Documentation System / Integrated Sets of Information System (CDS/ISIS). The system has been developed by the Institute for Computer and Information Engineering (ICIE), Poland in 2004.

Wi-Fi: Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a wireless LAN (WLAN) network, mainly using the 2.4 gigahertz (12 cm) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and 5 gigahertz (6 cm) Super High Frequency (SHF) ISM radio bands.

WinISIS: Windows version of Computerised Documentation System / Integrated Sets of Information System (CDS/ISIS) (WinISIS) is software for creating and retrieval of data sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is freely distributed software, the first version of which is WinISIS 1.31 launched in November 1998. 2006-J-P-II-Q-35, 2007-D-P-II-Q-41

WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations with headquarters in Genev, Switzerland, created on July 4, 1967 to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. 2006-D-P-II-Q-7, 2013-S-P-II-Q-1

WSIS: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was originally a pair of United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and, in broad terms, the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis. One of its chief aims was to bridge the so-called global digital divide separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the Internet in the developing world. The conferences established 17 May as World Information Society Day. 2016-J-P-II-Q-2

WWW: World Wide Web (WWW) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by URLs, interlinked by hypertext links, and can be accessed via the Internet first invented by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) high-energy physics lab in Geneva. 2013-D-P-III-Q-57

WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) is an editing system in which content (text and graphics) during editing appears onscreen in a form closely corresponding to its appearance when printed or displayed as a finished product.

Badan BarmanDr. Badan Barman at present working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India. He is the creator of the LIS Links ( - India’s most popular social networking website for Library and Information Science professionals. He also created the Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) (, UGC NET Guide (, Assam Archive ( and LIS Study ( website.

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