The Library of Congress is pleased to announce that a new version of the CIP Data Block, the cataloging information printed by publishers at the front of the book, will be implemented by the Catalo
Join us in celebrating Preservation Week by attending this free webinar series!
The Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS) Program, Planning, & Publications Committee is pleased to announce the release of the 10th edition of the Preservation Education Directory
The Online Audiovisual Catalogers Cataloging and Policy Committee (OLAC CAPC) has published two new Best Practice Guides: Best Practices for Streaming Media Using RDA and MARC21 and Be
It is with much sadness that we share this news. Longtime ALCTS member and former President Ruth Carter passed away on January 14, 2015.
New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will serve as the 2015 Honorary Chair of Preserva
The ALCTS publication Z687: Creating the Future of Technical Services has a new digital article posted, “The P-D-A of It: Chicago Public Library's Patron-Driven Acquisitions Pilot,” which
Brian Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel university librarian at the University of California-San Diego, has been named the 2015 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.
Volume 59, Number 1 / 2015 of Library Resources & Technical Services is now available on the alcts.metapress.com website at
ALCTS is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference.
At the 2015 Midwinter Meeting, the ALCTS Board of Directors approved the slate of candidates for the 2015 elections:
Have you ever wondered what ALCTS could do for you?
Do you work in collection management, preservation, continuing resources, acquisitions, cataloging, or metadata?
ALA Midwinter 2015 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest!
If you were looking for the ALCTS Member Reception in the ALA Midwinter Meeting schedule, be sure to look for it under its new name: ALCTSFest, A Mid-Conference Gathering!
An electronic forum on Analytics for Electronic Resources will take place on December 9 and 10, 2014. It’s free and open to everyone.
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the A
ALA Announces New Executive Director, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)December 4, 2014
Please join me in welcoming Keri Cascio as the new Executive Director designate of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Associa
ALA has released its list of candidates for the upcoming 2015 election.
Dear colleagues in acquisitions, collection development and management, preservation, cataloging/metadata, and continuing resources/serials,
Julia Claire Blixrud, assistant executive director for scholarly communication at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and a champion for open access to information, died on October 29, 2014
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration.
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement.
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards.
ALCTS Seeks Nominations for 2015 Publications Awards
CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nomina
It is with great regret that we share this sad news. Longtime ALCTS member Judith Hopkins passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, after a year-long illness.
It is with great regret that we share this sad news. Longtime ALCTS member Lois Chan passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Lois earned a Ph.D.
Sponsored by OCLC and administered by the American Library Association, the 2014 Melvil Dewey Medal was awarded to Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian fo
Sponsored by ABC-CLIO and administered by the American Library Association, the 2014 ABC-CLIO Award for the Best Book in Library Literature was awarded to Robert Maxwell for Ma
Volume 58, Number 3 (2014) of Library Resources & Technical Services is now available
Building Your Web and Making it Grow: Virtual ALCTS 101
Sponsored by the American Library Association’s International Relations Committee, the Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund is intended to support ALA members who are attending their first
Five ALCTS members were selected to participate in the 2014 American Library Association Leadership Institute.
Several ALCTS members participated in the Photo Scavenger Hunt while enjoying the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
The Library of Congress announces the availability of its Recommended Format Specifications, a document describing the hierarchies of the physical and technical characteristics of
Three parts, three days: Monday, June 16-Wednesday, June 18
Running from Friday night through Monday of Annual (Friday, June 27 – Monday, June 30) you can score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you.
The ALCTS microgrant application deadline is June 2, less than a week away. All ALCTS members in good standing are eligible to submit a proposal.
PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals, a NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Recommended Practice, was published just over a year ago, having be
Please respond by Friday, June 6
Placing Literature (www.placingliterature.com) provides a method for location-based author discovery.
The results of the ALA and ALCTS election for our 2015-2016 leaders are in.
New GiveALA donations opportunities are now available for ALCTS.
It is with great regret that we share this sad news. University of Vermont librarian Birdie MacLennan passed away on March 10, 2014, after a brief illness.
Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) announces the availability of grants of up to $1,000 (funded by an ALCTS grant) to assist authors with preparing literature reviews.
The Chronicles in Preservation project, a collaborative effort led by the Educopia Institute, the MetaArchive Cooperative, the Chronopolis program, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech
There are two exciting developments related to Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), ALCTS’ flagship journal, that will take place in the coming year.
Several ALCTS members participated in the Midwinter Games Trivia Contest while enjoying the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
The winners are...
Several ALCTS members participated in the ALCTS Midwinter Games! which included a Photo Scavenger Hunt.
ALA Midwinter 2014 is just around the corner, so get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest!
Learn the facts in a new video from the CRS Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee. Watch it on YouTube.
This fall, ALCTS released three new publications.
The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for the year July 2014 through June 2015.
Katy DiVittorio, serials acquisitions specialist at Auraria Library, Denver, Colo., has been selected as the ALCTS sponsored Emerging Leader for 2013–2014.
"Preservation, Trust, and Continuing Access for e-Journals" is the latest in the Digital Preservation Coalition’s (DPC) series of Technology Watch Reports released on October 30, 2013.
Has an article that appeared in Library Resources & Technical Services or in an ALCTS publication, such as The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges, help
"A Survey of Preservation Activities in Cultural Heritage Institutions: FY2012" is a pilot survey coordinated by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (
Registration is now open for the 2013–14 sessions of the popular “fundamentals” web courses, including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions.
In addition to the MOOC webinar series, a number of other webinars are scheduled this fall.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country, and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully.
At ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the ALCTS Board of Directors endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations.” A Task Force of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (
Through education, discussion, publishing, and collaboration, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) leads in developing standards and best practices for selecting
At the ALA 2013 Annual Conference, the ALCTS Board of Directors approved a new charge for the ALCTS Advocacy Coordinating Group and asked the group to recommend a new name that reflects its expande