ATLA Announces Major Product News

ATLA Announces Major Product News

We are pleased to announce the following new and enhanced products which will be available on EBSCO’s EBSCOhost platform. More »

ATLA Launches Beta Release of the ATLA Digital Library

ATLA Launches Beta Release of the ATLA Digital Library

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is excited to announce the beta release of the ATLA Digital Library. More »

Responding to Modern Times: Khenpo Sodargyé’s View of Buddhism

Responding to Modern Times: Khenpo Sodargyé’s View of Buddhism

When addressing the figure of Milarepa, a maverick eleventh-century Tibetan Buddhist saint renowned for his spiritual achievements despite a murderous childhood, Khenpo Sodargyé... More »

Theological Librarianship Publishes New Issue

Theological Librarianship Publishes New Issue

The new issue of Theological Librarianship (TL) is now available. More »

Open in Order To: Open Access Week 2017

Open in Order To: Open Access Week 2017

The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week is “Open in Order To…” and it acknowledges the many benefits, motivations, and goals that drive researchers, scholars, students, librarians, publishers, and others... More »

Announcing the Fall & Winter Webinar Lineup

Announcing the Fall & Winter Webinar Lineup

We are pleased to announce the schedule for some of the upcoming webinars. More »

 

The ATLA Products Blog: The Shaker Quarterly

ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology and we want to share with you the stories behind the journals that have been carefully curated for our users. So, we have created the ATLA Products Blog to give an insider’s perspective and spotlight just some of the journals found in our databases.

We begin this blog with the stories behind our newest product offering, ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™), which was announced in November along with plans to integrate the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) into the ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB)®.

An Endowment Fund Donation is a Strategic Investment in the Future of ATLA

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Submitted by Brenda Bailey-Hainer, ATLA Executive Director

Many good things happened at ATLA this past year. The ATLA Digital Library was launched, creating a digital repository that lays the groundwork for a collaborative effort to provide online access to the abundant special collections at our member institutions. A robust publishing structure was established with the help of editorial board members that will oversee ATLA’s new forays into open access publishing. A new product — ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™) — was released in November, making more than 100 additional full-text journals in religion and theology from all over the world available to ATLA customers. All of this was in addition to the many professional development opportunities offered to members, including the Annual Conference and an on-going series of webinars.

New ATLA Institutional Members: Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary and Canadian Mennonite University

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

Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) was founded in 2000 as the result of the amalgamation of three colleges: Mennonite Brethren Bible College, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, and Menno Simmons College. In addition to several undergraduate degree programs, CMU offers MA degrees in Theology, Christian Ministry, and Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development.

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 and send to memberrep@atla.com.

To find a participating library near you, check out the full list of libraries and corresponding map available on the ATLA website.

The SCOOP: We are ALL Scholarly Communications Librarians

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Submitted by Christine Fruin, ATLA Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager

The SCOOP, Scholarly COmmunication and Open Publishing, is a monthly column published to inform ATLA members of recent developments, new resources, or interesting stories from the realm of scholarly communication and open access publishing.

The Organizational Ends of ATLA state that ATLA exists so that “…information professionals have the tools they need for robust scholarly communication in the fields of theology and religion.” This declaration recognizes not only the increasing need of librarians to be versed in scholarly communication issues but also ATLA’s commitment to supporting librarians in achieving competency in this area.

Call for Posters: 2018 ATLA Annual Conference

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ATLA aims to offer many avenues for members to share interesting and creative projects. Therefore, ATLA invites proposals for poster sessions at the 2018 Annual Conference, June 13-16, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Scheduled in a 60-minute time slot, poster sessions are informal. The presenter(s) develops a poster and handouts which deliver useful information to the theological library community.

Submit your poster proposal by Wednesday, January 31.

Register for Two Free Webinars this December

Join us this December for two free webinars hosted by ATLA to foster the exchange of ideas within the theological librarianship profession and share information about important resources. This free webinar series was developed by the Professional Development Committee.

ATLA Announces Major Product News

ATLAS PLUS

We are pleased to announce the following new and enhanced products which will be available on EBSCO’s EBSCOhost platform.

ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™) is a new offering of more than 425 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 30 different countries. ATLAS PLUS includes all the titles in ATLA’s original full-text product, ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) as well as more than 100 additional full-text titles at launch (see list).

Responding to Modern Times: Khenpo Sodargyé’s View of Buddhism

Submitted by Antonio Terrone, PhD, ATLA East Asia Metadata Analyst

When addressing the figure of Milarepa, a maverick eleventh-century Tibetan Buddhist saint renowned for his spiritual achievements despite a murderous childhood, Khenpo Sodargyé soon adds that he, just like the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was first of all a normal human being. “Realization in the Buddhist path has nothing to do with magical powers or miracles; it is achieved through assiduous practice and personal experience. Dedicated attention to our own mind and thoughts and a continuous analysis of our emotions is the only way to change negative habits and harmful behavior for our own wellbeing as well as that of others.’”

Theological Libraries Month: #CreativeCollab Winners

October kicked off the first event in our year-long celebration of theological libraries and librarians around the theme “Creative Collaboration.” The first event was Theological Libraries Month (TLM) and we were delighted to see institutions across the world promoting their libraries and the profession on Twitter with #TLM2017 and #CreativeCollab.

In the contest, we asked the questions: How is your library creatively collaborating across departments and with other libraries? How are you engaging with your faculty and administration? How are you encouraging your patrons to collaborate? We encouraged participants to share on Twitter for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

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