Collection Management Section



The Society of American Archivists's Collection Management Section provides a forum for archivists to innovate collection management practices and the implementation, comparison, analyses, and integration of technology for managing analog and digital archival materials. Topics of interest include:

  • Promoting efficient and innovative collection management techniques;
  • Comparing software and workflows;
  • Technology used to record description, manage the custody of archival collections, and provide access;
  • Monitoring and prioritizing backlogs;
  • Integrating collection management tools with other systems;
  • Transporting and tracking collections for storage and research access; and
  • Sharing user experiences and case studies.


  • Provide a forum for discussion of collection management practices and tools.
  • Share knowledge and expertise among its members to utilize the features and functions of tools to their full potential.
  • Facilitate communication between and among user communities, developers, and service providers.

Recent News & Announcements

Recording available for the April 5th, 2022 Collection Management Section Webinar: "Turning Disaster into Opportunity"
Thank you to our excellent candidates for standing in the 2020 Collection Management Section special election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice.
In case you missed it, watch the video from the CMT Annual Meeting at SAA 2018.
On Thursday, August 16, 4:15–5:30 pm, join us to discuss CMT's work over the past year, learn about managing agents and subjects in ArchivesSpace and migrating from Past Perfect to ArchivesSpace, and join in conversations with other archivists
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