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 »

 

Code4Lib Chicago Spring Meeting at ATLA Headquarters

Code4Lib
Submitted by Andy Carter, ATLA Digital Projects Manager, and Christy Karpinski, ATLA Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

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. We saw this event as a chance to share ATLA’s digital projects, meet our peers in the Chicago area and learn about what other institutions are working on. This meeting of the Chicago chapter brought together twenty-five people from academic and public libraries around Chicago to share and discuss current technical projects and interests.

The event was scheduled as a mix of twenty-minute presentations, lightning talks, and break-out sessions for more in-depth discussions. The best parts of any conference are the human connections and conversations started around topics of mutual interest. There were many interesting and novel ideas kicked around by the participants, more than a summary can fairly capture. We’d like to highlight four presentations by ATLA staff as they offer a glimpse of the talents and projects inside of our home office.

Andrew Keck Named Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Perkins School of Theology

Keck

We are excited to share that Andrew Keck has been named Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Previously the Director of Library Services at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, this newly created position will have Andy working closely with Dean Craig C. Hill to provide leadership and management for school-wide projects and priorities. Areas of special emphasis will include church relations, student discernment related to deacon ministries, preparation of accreditation reports and visits, assisting in the development of grant proposals, and helping Dean Hill with development initiatives.

Presenting at Conference or Lead One of ATLA’s Groups? How to Submit Your Papers and Reports

Papers

As we announced in February of this year, the ATLA Summary of Proceedings is moving to open access and will be published on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. Additionally, ATLA will produce a new publication, the Annual Yearbook, which will include materials that historically have been a part of the Proceedings. The Yearbook will also be an open access publication hosted on OJS. We will share later this summer how ATLA members can receive a print copy of the new Yearbook. As a result of these changes, persons presenting or speaking at the Annual Conference or who lead one of ATLA’s many committees and groups will have a new way to submit their materials for publication in the new Yearbook or in the Proceedings.

The SCOOP: Searching for Open Access Content

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

Strategies for Locating Open Access Content

In an era of shrinking library budgets and increasing cost, as well as quantity, of content, libraries must make strategic decisions in how many books to buy and what subscriptions to maintain year to year. Some academic library systems have partnered to lower costs by sharing collection building and by implementing liberal and efficient means for faculty and students to borrow materials from other libraries within the system. Libraries also participate in consortial licensing programs as a means of negotiating more affordable access to licensed resources. Increasingly, however, libraries are employing a new strategy for locating affordable content for their faculty and students: searching for open access versions of materials.

Plan Your Visit to Indianapolis with Destination ATLA

Indianapolis

Destination ATLA is the place to find information on the location of the ATLA Annual Conference. Run by the Local Host Committee (LHC), this blog is a great resource to help conference attendees plan their visit to Indianapolis for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference.

Do you have questions on restaurants and the best food to taste? Wondering what entertainment options there are in Indianapolis? This blog will be answering those questions and more. Also, we invite you to use the comment section on the blog to ask questions about Indianapolis and a member of the LHC will respond.

As Seen on Twitter: May 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:

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

ATLAS May

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™).

New indexing titles in ATLA RDB

  • The Journal of Oriental Studies by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy
  • Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis by Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History
  • Annali di Scienze Religiose by Instituto de Historia de la Iglesia, Facultad de Teología, Universidad de Navarra​

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

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™).

Here’s an excerpt from the ATLA Products Blog.

Cross-Continental Collaboration: ATLA and Japan

Since the beginning of ATLA’s full-text production, academic journals from Japan have been an essential part of our foundation. The journals, along with their publishing institutions, have been instrumental in shaping ATLA’s full-text canon.  

May Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

TCB

The May 2018 issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB), a benefit of membership, is now available. Please click here to access this issue in the members-only section of the ATLA website.

Section one of each issue lists new and changed subject headings and genre/form terms and section two lists new and changed classifications. Both are selected and compiled by Ann Heinrichs (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois). Section three includes general information, including professional development opportunities, and is edited by Leslie Engelson (Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky).

Blast from the Past: 72 Years of ATLA Conference Bags

conference tote bags

The ATLA Annual Conference is just around the corner! In an effort to be more sustainable and eco-friendly, this year we are encouraging conference attendees to bring their own conference tote bags. To entice you to take up valuable space in your suitcase with your own bag, we’ll be having some fun showcasing our annual conference history through conference bags and offering prizes!

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