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ALCTS Standards

About the Standards Committee and Guide


To provide ongoing education to ALCTS members and other interested individuals in the information industry about relevant standards and to actively promote member involvement in the standards development process in part by maintaining close relationships with the Section Executive Committees. To collect and share information regarding current and developing standards within the scope for ALCTS, and to provide assistance to and support for the NISO representative.



To fulfill this charge, the guide is designed as an aggregator, so that people from different ALCTS groups have a single place to go to find standards pertinent to their areas of work and/or study.The guide is organized by topic, so that standards for each group area are kept together. On the left-hand side, you will see that there is a tab for preservation standards, acquisition standards, and so on. 



We hope to update the guide regularly, so that all relevant standards for each area are present. The hope is that this guide will be a convenient, easy reference for standards from all areas, and that people will find it helpful to their work. 


Current Roster

  • Ms. Miranda Nixon (Chair, March 20, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
  • Michael Fernandez (July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
  • Mrs. Karen Renae Harker (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
  • Qiang Jin (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
  • Teressa M. Keenan (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
  • Joelen Pastva (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2019)
  • Cynthia Romanowski (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
  • Ms. Nina Servizzi (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
  • Yuji Tosaka (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2019)
  • Mrs. Jill Emery (NISO Representative, July 1, 2015, to July 31 2019)
  • Rachel Turner (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
  • Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 12, 2015, to June 30, 2018)