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ALA Policy Manual 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 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) Charge: to study problems and recommend improvements in patterns, methods, and tools for the subject analysis and organization of library materials ...


ALCTS Webinar archive Webinars available free for 6 months on ALCTS YouTube Channel


CC:DA blog 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:


Center for the Future of Libraries


JSC Public Web Site




LITA/ALCTS CCS Authority Control in the Online Environment Discussion Group


MARBI 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 marc/mac/



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


National library organizations

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.

    Center for Research Libraries
    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)
    The Coalition serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating discussion among consortia on issues of common interest