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Experiences Want to Be Shared

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Submitted by Leslie A. Engelson, Editor-In-Chief, Theology Cataloging Bulletin

The editorial board of the Theology Cataloging Bulletin is looking for first-person accounts of projects, training, or learning experiences that would be of interest to other technical services librarians for the Testimony column.

Submissions should be 1,000-2,000 words and can include images with appropriate copyright permission and attribution. The TCB had been a member-only publication since 1992 and just launched as an open access journal in January on the OJS platform in the hope of attracting a larger audience and sharing our news with others.

Theology Cataloging Bulletin Launches as an Open Access Journal

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Submitted by Leslie A. Engelson, Editor-In-Chief, Theology Cataloging Bulletin

Established in 1992 as a members-only publication, the latest issue of the Theology Cataloging Bulletin was published in January on the OJS platform as an open access journal.

In addition to lists of new and changed LCC and LC Headings as well as professional development opportunities, this issue contains a bibliography of articles on linked data and another on classification and subject headings.

Theology Cataloging Bulletin Publishes Last Issue for 2018

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The August 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).

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.

May Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

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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).

Accessing the New Open Access Versions of Theology Cataloging Bulletin and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings

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As we announced last monthTheology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings will be moving to open access.

TCB – Publication Schedule Shifts, Member Notifications of New Issues

During the next several months, we will develop a site for TCB on ATLA’s instance of Open Journal Systems (OJS), the same publishing platform used for Theological Librarianship. Beginning in January 2019, TCB will be openly available to all readers through the OJS site under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC-BY-NC). Back issues of TCB will eventually be moved from the members-only Community area on the ATLA website to the new OJS site. 

February Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

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The February 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).

ATLA Member Publications Moving to Open Access

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is moving the Theology Cataloging Bulletin (TCB) and the ATLA Summary of Proceedings, two valued and frequently consulted resources of the ATLA membership and others, to open access. ​

For more than 25 years, TCB has provided readers with information about new and changed Library of Congress subject headings and classification numbers as well as announcements of upcoming training opportunities, a bibliography of recently published articles, and other stories of interest to religion/theology catalogers. The Proceedings is the historical record of ATLA’s annual conference. It includes summaries of pre-conference professional development workshops; reports of business meetings, interest group meetings, denominational sessions, and conversation groups; and the full text or abstracts of plenary sessions, papers, posters, and workshops presented during the conference. Readers of the Proceedings learn about the rich and varied interests of ATLA members and of the work being done in the field of theological librarianship.

November Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

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The November 2017 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).

August Issue of Theology Cataloging Bulletin Available

The August 2017 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).