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ALCTS Standards

Selected ALCTS-Related Standards: Topical Headings

Not all of the "standards" mentioned here are formal de jure standards. Some are de facto, ad hoc or trade standards, recommended practices, reports, or other types of standards-related documents, projects, and initiatives with which librarians and other members of the information community who are members of ALCTS should be familiar.

  • Acquisitions
  • A/V Metadata
  • Barcodes
  • Business Data Interchange
  • Cataloging: Application/Interpretation Manuals
  • Cataloging: Conceptual Models
  • Cataloging: Descriptive Standards
  • Cataloging: Encoding, Filing, etc.
  • Cataloging: Subject/Genre Standards
  • Citations
  • Collections
  • Data Formats
  • Digital Access Enablement/Support
  • E-Books
  • E-Journals
  • Electronic Resource Management
  • Holdings
  • Identification
  • Licensing
  • Metrics & Statistics
  • Preservation: Digital
  • Preservation: General
  • Preservation: Metadata
  • Preservation: Reformatting
  • Serials
  • Usage Statistics

Many of the descriptions of cataloging standards were taken or adapted from the NISO, ISO, EDItEUR, or other standards-related organization websites.