Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) dedicated to the areas of technical services (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, and continuing resources), collection management and development, and preservation and reformatting. ALCTS membership represents over forty countries, and it comprises librarians, library support staff, students of library and information science, and commercial vendors whose professional interests lie within these areas of practice. ALCTS meets the needs of its members through educational programming, publications, professional development opportunities and information exchange. ALCTS also promotes and has significant input into the development of standards and best practices, including
NISO standards and cataloging standards such as RDA.