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ALA

American Library Association 
http://www.ala.org/

 

ALA Blogs 
http://www.ala.org/blog

 

ALA Chapter Councilors [Web page] 
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/affiliates/chapters/chaptercouncilor/chaptercouncilor.cfm

 

ALA Council Wiki 
http://wikis.ala.org/council

 

 

ALA-APA 
http://www.ala-apa.org

 

ALA Policy Manual 
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/policymanual/index.cfm The ALA Policy Manual includes brief statements of policies adopted by the ALA Council. The ALA Policy Manual is divided into two sections: Organization and Operational Policies, and Positions and Public Policy Statements.

 

ALCTS 
http://www.ala.org/alcts Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. It is responsible for: acquisitions, identification, cataloging, classification, and preservation of library materials, as well as selection and development of collections. Handbook

 

ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) 
http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/cmtes/ats-ccssac Charge: to study problems and recommend improvements in patterns, methods, and tools for the subject analysis and organization of library materials ...

 

ALCTS Webinar archive 
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/past/webinar Webinars available free for 6 months on ALCTS YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/alctsce

 

CC:DA blog 
http://alcts.ala.org/ccdablog/ Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access is the body within the American Library Association responsible for developing official ALA positions on additions to and revisions of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2d ed., 1998 revision. John Attig's page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/jxa16/blogs/resource_description_and_access_ala_rep_notes/

 

Center for the Future of Libraries 
http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/future

 

JSC Public Web Site 
http://www.rda-jsc.org/

 

LITA 
http://www.ala.org/lita/

 

LITA/ALCTS CCS Authority Control in the Online Environment Discussion Group 
http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/grps/ats-dgacig

 

MARBI 
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/cmtes/jnt-marbi.cfm ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee (MARBI) is the body within the American Library Association responsible for developing official ALA positions on standards for the representation in machine-readable form of bibliographic information. Also: MARC Advisory Committee   http://www.loc.gov/ marc/mac/

 

OLAC 
http://www.olacinc.org/

Guidelines, conference reports, training materials for catalogers of audiovisual materials

 

National library organizations

ARL 
http://www.arl.org/
American Association of Research Libraries is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising the leading research libraries in North America. Its mission is to shape and influence the forces affecting the future of research libraries in the process of scholarly communication.
  • SPARC Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition. A worldwide coalition of research institutions, libraries, and organizations that encourages competition in the scholarly publication market.
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    Center for Research Libraries 
    http://www.crl.edu/
    CRL is an international not-for-profit consortium of colleges, universities, and libraries that makes available scholarly research and resources to users everywhere.

     

    International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) 
    http://www.library.yale.edu/consortia/
    The Coalition serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating discussion among consortia on issues of common interest