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 July

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

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 Finland

Cross-Continental Collaboration, ATLA and 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™). 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 »

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

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

My fascination with genealogy began when I was 15 years old. More »

 

As Seen on Twitter: July 2018

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:

Welcome New Members: Agnes Scott College, Bloomfield College, Georgia State University, and Luther Rice College & Seminary

Agnes Scott College's McCain Library

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

Institutional Member Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

Agnes Scott College, founded in 1889, is an independent liberal arts college for women affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The college was named in honor of Agnes Irvine Scott, a Scots-Irish immigrant to the United States. Her son George Washington Scott was the college’s primary benefactor and the Rev. Frank Henry Gaines, minister of Decatur Presbyterian Church, was the founding president. In 1906, Agnes Scott College was the first institution of higher education in Georgia to receive regional accreditation.

ATLA Committees, Task Force, and Publishing Program Appointments

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Much of the work accomplished toward meeting ATLA’s Organizational Ends is done by Individual and Lifetime Members who serve on committees. Our thanks go to those who are ending their terms and a warm welcome is extended to those who are beginning their service.

Call for Submissions: 2018 ATLA Summary of Proceedings

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Submitted by Miranda Bennett, Editor-in-Chief, ATLA Summary of Proceedings

I am pleased to announce the call for submissions to the Summary of Proceedings of the Seventy-second Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association, held June 13-16, in Indianapolis. If you participated in the Conference in any of the following capacities, you are encouraged to contribute to the Proceedings:

Promotions at the Pitts Theology Library

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This summer, two librarians have been promoted at Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library.

Rebekah Bédard has been promoted from Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator to Head of Collection Development, Exhibitions, and Engagement. In this role, Rebekah will oversee the development of Pitts’ collections, which includes acquisitions for the circulating collection, periodicals, and electronic resources. She will also lead the library’s efforts to increase the impact of library collections by overseeing special collections exhibitions, outreach programs, and digital projects.

A Quick Tour of Some Libraries in South Africa

South Africa
Submitted by Barnaby Hughes, CPLI Metadata Analyst

After dropping my bags off at the hotel, I ventured out to see the sights of Cape Town. First stop: the National Library of South Africa (NLSA). Google Maps pointed me toward a beautiful, domed Edwardian building (formerly belonging to the University of Good Hope). When I arrived, a model was being photographed on one side of the double staircase leading to the entrance. I soon discovered, however, that this was not the main building of the NLSA, but the Centre for the Book.

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

ATLAS July

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

  • Approaching Religion by The Donner Institute

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.

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