Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Welcome New Reciprocal Borrowing Participants

Please join us in welcoming our most recent participants to the Reciprocal Borrowing Program. If you are interested in adding your library to this program, please read and complete the participation agreement. More »

New Titles Added to ATLA RDB, ATLAS, and ATLAS PLUS in June

New Titles Added to ATLA RDB, ATLAS, and ATLAS PLUS in June

We are pleased to announce the addition of titles now available in the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), and ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™). More »

Digital Humanities and the Study of Asia, Part II

Digital Humanities and the Study of Asia, Part II

Librarianship continues to evolve and develop in terms of access, preservation, education, and technology. More »

Meet the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference Plenary Speakers

Meet the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to introduce our plenary speakers: David W. Lewis, Stephanie M. Crumpton, and Timothy Beal More »

Welcome New Members: Continental Theological Seminary, IBTS Centre, Judson Bible College, and Southern Reformed College & Seminary

Welcome New Members: Continental Theological Seminary, IBTS Centre, Judson Bible College, and Southern Reformed College & Seminary

Please join us in welcoming our new members who joined this winter. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better. More »

Cross-Continental Collaboration, ATLA and Japan

Cross-Continental Collaboration, ATLA and Japan

The ATLA Products Blog is sharing the stories behind our product offerings, and this month’s posting highlights new full-text titles from ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™). More »

Never Enough Singing: Essays in Honor of Seth Kasten Now Open Access

Never Enough Singing: Essays in Honor of Seth Kasten Now Open Access

“This small volume is a labor of love on the part of current and past members of the ATLA choir, the rather ragtag group of sometime singers.” More »

Code4Lib Chicago Spring Meeting at ATLA Headquarters

Code4Lib Chicago Spring Meeting at ATLA Headquarters

On May 16, ATLA hosted the Code4lib Chicago Spring Meeting in our downtown office. Code4lib is a nationwide organization of developers and technologists who work for and with libraries. More »

 

New Titles Added to ATLAS, ATLAS PLUS, and ATLA RDB in June

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We are pleased to announce the addition of titles now available in the ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™), and ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®).

New full-text titles in ATLAS

  • Ius Canonicum by Universidad de Navarra​

ATLA 2018: ATLA Conferences Through the Years Contest Winners

At the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, we paid tribute to past conferences by inviting attendees to bring their conference bags from previous years. We called the display ATLA Conferences Through the Years. An overwhelming amount of attendees brought their bags dating all the way back from 1990 up to 2017. There were even some bags that staff did not recognize!

Those who took a photo for the display were entered into a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. Over thirty people participated in the display and we have added all the photos to a Facebook album. For now, please enjoy looking through the photos of the four winners of the contest below.

Notes from the Road: Member Visits in San Diego, California

Submitted by Gillian Harrison Cain, ATLA Director of Member Programs 

Early April found me in San Diego, California, enjoying the company of other librarians in yet another hotel ballroom at the CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Spring 2018 Membership Meeting. It was a great meeting, lots of good sessions attended and connections made, but honestly one of the highlights for me was achieving escape velocity from the hotel and spending some time in the sunshine en route to visit with members at the University of San Diego and Bethel Seminary.

A Relational Database for the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Archives of Dayr al-Zaʿfarān

Submitted by Iskandar Bcheiry, ATLA Metadata Analyst

In April 2002, I had the opportunity to examine a collection of Arabic and Syriac manuscripts in the Library of the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Forty Martyrs in Mardin, the Library of the Syriac Orthodox Church of St. Mary in Diyarbakir, and the Library of the monastery of al-Za’faran in southeast Turkey. This was all due to permission from the late Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas and a grant provided for my research by the Italian Institute for the Philosophical Studies, Naples, Italy.

Upcoming ATLA Events: June and July 2018

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ATLA is around the globe this season. Check out the new ATLA Calendar for a list of events, deadlines, and meetings.

If you would like your meeting or event added to the calendar, email memberep@atla.com.

Upcoming Events

Open Access Symposium (joint w/ Joint Conference on Digital Libraries)
Forth Worth, Texas
June 6

MTLA Workshop, “Rediscovering the value and agility of theological libraries”
June 8
Learn more

ATLA Job Board Postings, June 2018

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Member and non-member institutions are invited to post and view job openings on the ATLA Job Board. Here is a list of the current job openings:

NEDCC Presents Digital Directions 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, October 15-16

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You’re invited to the 2018 Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections, October 15-16 at the Commerce Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one and gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.

The Congregational Library & Archives Receives Grant by National Endowment for the Humanities

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The Congregational Library & Archives is happy to announce that their New England’s Hidden Histories project, which seeks to locate, digitize, transcribe, and place online New England’s earliest manuscript church records, has been selected to receive a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible through the use of digital technology, which closely aligns with the mission and directive of New England’s Hidden Histories.

The Pitts Theology Library Wins PR Xchange Awards Competition, ALA

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The Pitts Theology Library has won the 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition in the Special Programs & Exhibits – Electronic in the budget category of under $5 million for their Wesley Exhibition Catalog.

Religion of the Heart: John Wesley and the Legacy of Methodism in America (December 11, 2017 – March 9, 2018) is an exhibition curated by Brandon Wason. The exhibition explores the rise of Methodism with John Wesley and looks at the establishment and history of Methodism in America. View the winning exhibition catalog here.

Digital Humanities and the Study of Asia, Part II

Submitted by Antonio Terrone, ATLA East Asia Metadata Analyst 

Librarianship continues to evolve and develop in terms of access, preservation, education, and technology. As research in information provision and digital technology advance swiftly, launching new products and ideas for the dissemination of knowledge, libraries are forced to continually adapt and innovate. As centers of information, libraries have the burden to both preserve and respond to their patrons’ request for more efficient, faster, and reliable forms of retrieval. And considering that libraries are now fully dependent on computerized searches, the rapid pace of technological evolution will continue to remain one of the major challenges.

Beyond the challenges that librarianship faces in the digital age, however, progress is being made in the field of preservation, management, and bibliographic description. In this second part of an essay dedicated to the Digital Humanities in Asian Studies, we will explore some of the recent advancements in the field of librarianship as described during the recent conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) convened in Washington D.C., last March 25-28, 2018.

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