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 »

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 »

 

Library Web Templates: A New Consortial Offering from ATLA

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NC LIVE and ATLA have partnered to offer a web template based on LibGuides CMS that features an easy-to-use interface, contemporary design, and customization. No coding or web design skills required!

The templates were designed by UNC Creative and feature a clean aesthetic and a user-focused interface. The web templates will also be mobile-responsive (will look great on computer browsers, tablets, and phones) and will meet the latest WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards. Libraries are free to tailor the templates as much as they desire to their needs and aesthetic.

Testimony: Searching for Dead People: Using Genealogy Tools for Name Authority Work

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Submitted by Christa Strickler, Assistant Professor of Library Science, Buswell Memorial Library, Wheaton College

My fascination with genealogy began when I was 15 years old. Every week I would ride my bike to the library to scour the Internet for names, dates, and biographical details that would make my family history come alive. When my dad bought me genealogy software that enabled me to enter my data, link it to source information, and run reports for data accuracy, I became a fanatic. If I had known at the time that the cataloging profession existed, I could have predicted my future career.

ATLA Establishes New Alma-Users Discussion List

ATLA has recently set up an ATLA-hosted discussion list for Alma users due to interest generated at this year’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis. Lynn Berg, Assistant Director of Technical Services at the Styberg Library, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is serving as the list moderator.

Anyone who is an ATLA individual-type (Individual, Student, Lifetime) member or staff at a member institution who is interested in the Ex Libris Alma library services platform is invited to subscribe to the new discussion list by emailing memberrep@atla.com.

ATLA Job Board Postings, July 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:

Upcoming ATLA Events: July and August 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

Catholic Biblical Association (CBA)
July 27-31
Denver, Colorado
Staff attending: Annie Banfich

ATLA Products Blog: Cross-Continental Collaboration, ATLA and Finland

Finland

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™).

Here’s an excerpt from the ATLA Products Blog.

Cross-Continental Collaboration: ATLA and Finland

ATLA has partnered with religion publishers in Finland for many years, across the scope of our products. One of our first relationships was with the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, which publishes Temenos – Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion.

Notes from the Road: Member Visits in Minneapolis

Minneapolis
Submitted by Roger Morales, ATLA Member Programs Librarian

At the beginning of June, I had the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Theological Library Association’s (MTLA) conference held on Friday, June 9, 2018. During my time in Minneapolis, I visited two Institutional members: North Central University and Bethlehem College and Seminary.

North Central University

My first visit was at T.J Jones library at North Central University named after Rev. Thomas James Jones (1896-1970). Originally from England, Rev. Jones joined the faculty at North Central in 1946. A highly-skilled teacher who valued reading and study, he donated a large portion of his personal library to help North Central start its first library collection, which now holds about 50,000 print volumes.

The SCOOP: Scholarly Communication at the Crossroads: Reflections on the ATLA Annual Conference

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager

This was my first ATLA Annual Conference since joining the ATLA staff last fall. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet for the first time so many of our members. I had the opportunity both to lead sessions on publishing and open access and to sit in on several sessions and learn about the innovative projects and creative strategies to overcome obstacles that are being employed at several of our member libraries.

ATLA and Vanderbilt University Divinity Library Contribute Funds for New Open Access Publication in Forthcoming De Gruyter Series

Continuing a long-standing cooperative relationship, ATLA and Vanderbilt University’s Divinity Library have contributed funding to support the open access publication of an edited volume in De Gruyter’s series on Introductions to Digital Humanities: Religion. The volumes in the series address “specific areas of study at the intersections of digital humanities & religion, offering an overview of current methodologies, techniques, tools, and projects as well as defining challenges and opportunities for further research.”

As Seen on Twitter: June 2018

Twitter

The ATLA Twitter feed is filled with news on ATLA events and product updates as well as stories that have relevance to the work of libraries and librarians.

Here are some highlights from last month’s @YourATLA Twitter feed:

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