The ALCTS Affiliate Relations Committee works with ALCTS-affiliated groups to encourage regional activity and assist regional groups with information and advice relevant to their region and the profession. This online community is designed for everyone involved in regional technical services events and education to share information and support one another.
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Directory of ALCTS Affiliate Groups
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Stimulates and facilitates the free flow of ideas between and among acquisitions managers and vendors of library materials.
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Explores the evolving nature of the library catalog and its relationship to the fundamental mission and expanding services of libraries.
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Discusses the various issues involved with cataloging, classification, and authority control after the initial cataloging has been performed. Provides a forum for exchanging information and discussing techniques, new developments, and problems in managing the bibliographic integrity of library catalogs.
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Provides a showcase for viewing and discussing the latest research projects in the organization and retrieval of information.
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Explores the evolution and operation of new, web-based cataloging techniques and possible standards for them.
last person joined 18 days ago
Communication space for CaMMS Executive Committee, Committee Chairs, and Interest Group Chairs
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To discuss the current state of education and employment in cataloging and to explore the relationship of cataloging practitioners and employers with library educators.
Meets at the Midwinter and Annual Conferences to discuss informally common problems concerning copy cataloging.
To discuss the theory and applications related to subject terminology intended for faceted application, including FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress Genre/From terms), and others.
Forum for users and others interested in the faceted approach to subject access, to compare notes and discuss further developments and implementation of subject faceting for digital projects and related topics.
An interest group of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of ALCTS.
Discusses policy, implementation, quality control of bibliographic and authority records, work flow, personnel including supervision, motivation and other issues of concern to the members of the group. Provides a forum for discussing techniques and exchanging information.
The SAC Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation Working Group on LCGFT Literature Terms is charged with working with the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress to identify existing LCSH form headings for literature (e.g., Detective and mystery stories; Haiku) and recommending which of them should be included in Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). The group will review and recommend the preferred and variant forms for each suggested LCGFT term. It will also develop syndetic relationships among the literature terms and between the terms for literature and other terms already in LCGFT. The chair of the groupwill give a progress report to the full subcommittee at the ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings.
Provides a forum for the discussion and analysis of issues related to the administration of collection management and development, including but not limited to budgeting and fund allocation, organization and staffing, collection development policies, collection analysis, preservation, and library development and fund raising.
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Discusses the various collection development and collection management issues of concern to large research libraries. Provides a forum for the exchange of information on new developments, techniques, and problems in managing the development of library collections.
Identifies the forces of change in the development and management of collections as they affect the individual selector, and as they contribute to the selector’s ability to address and manage these changes. To this end the committee will take such actions as presenting forums and programs, designing guidelines, identifying resources, and collecting and disseminating information.
Provides a forum for discussion of issues in collection development and collection management by academic and research libraries. Acts as an information network through discussions at the Midwinter and Annual Conferences of ALA.
To identify and promote useful qualitative and quantitative assessment measures that provide management information for the assessment of library collections both in the local setting and on the national and international level.. To promote better utilization of existing assessment measures available from vendors or publishers, as well as those developed by libraries. To provide guidance to collection managers using assessment information to improve the management of electronic, print, and other library resources
To address issues related to collection management of electronic resources, their funding, negotiation and license agreements, and selection policies; to consider the adjustments an electronic environment requires of collection developers; to act as section liaison with other groups dealing with similar interest.
Provides a forum for discussion of issues within the field of technical services which are relevant to library staff at all levels, particularly those issues relating to the evolution of technical services as it affects and is affected by technology and greater interdependency among all library departments.
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