Subject File, 1972-2004
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Brief Description:

Subject files of the Collection Management Section, contains agendas, committee reports, minutes, and correspondence, includes collection development and management, preservation, electronic media, the Resources Section Scholarship Award (1972-1980), and the National Shelflist Count (1984-1993, 2005).

Note: the Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) was formed in 1991 from the Acquisitions Section. In 2010, CMDS was renamed the Collection Management Section (CMS).

Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 31/15/6
Created by: Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 12/06/2013.
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Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by committee name and chronologically by date thereunder
Biographical Note for Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) :

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is responsible for the following activities: acquisition, identification, cataloging, classification, and preservation of library materials; the development and coordination of the country's library resources; and those areas of selection and evaluation involved in the acquisition of library materials and pertinent to the development of library resources. ALCTS has specific responsibility for:

1. Continuous study and review of the activities assigned to the division.

2. Conduct of activities and projects within its area of responsibility.

3. Synthesis of activities of all unites within the ALA that have a bearing on the type of activity represented.

4. Representation and interpretation of its type of activity in contacts outside the profession.

5. Stimulation of the development of librarians engaged in its type of activity, and stimulation of participation by members in appropriate type-of-library divisions.

6. Planning and development of programs of study and research for the type of activity fot the total profession (1).

The name change from Resources and Technical Services Division (RTSD) to ALCTS became effective on June 30, 1989 (2). The RTSD was established on January 1, 1957. It combined the former Division of Cataloging and Classification (established in 1900, and until 1940 the Cataloging Section), the Board of Acquisitions of Library Materials (created by Council in 1951), and the Serials Round Table (created by Council in 1929) (3).

Division was dissolved on September 1, 2020, and merged into a new division, Core.

Subject Index
Acquisitions (Resources) Section
Collection Development
Continuing Education
Electronic Resources
Preservation of Collections
Languages of Materials
English [eng]