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.

News & Announcements

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
Visit our Elections page to meet your candidates for the upcoming elections!
Announcement of availability of 2016 Annual Meeting Video and Presentation Slides on CMTRT Microsite.
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