Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bird Acronyms on the Web: OWL

Owl is common generic name for nocturnal predatory birds in the families Tytonidae and Strigidae. It is also an acronym for several unrelated entities having a presence on the World Wide Web:

ObjectWindows Library – a software programming package developed by Borland

Ohio Wesleyan Literary magazine – the annual literary magazine of Ohio Wesleyan University

Older Women’s League – a national nonprofit grassroots membership organization

Online Web-based Learning – a comprehensive homework-tracking system developed at the University of Massachusetts

Online Writing Lab – a program originated at Purdue and now available at many universities

Ornithological Web Library – a collection of 1,850+ sites devoted to wild birds

Ornithological Worldwide Literature – a compilation of scientific citations

Orthopaedic Web Links – a directory of orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, orthopedic
surgeons, and trauma

Our Whole Lives – a lifespan sexuality education curricula developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association

Web Ontology Language (OWL) - a software application

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