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Books@Atla Open Press publishes valuable resources for religious studies and theology scholars and librarians. Titles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC-BY-NC 4.0 International) and are made available in EPUB and PDF format with some titles also available as Print on Demand for a reasonable price.
Books published as Scholarly Editions represent new and creative research on topics that impact what theological librarians do and how they do it. Consideration and publication of works as Scholarly Editions require submission of formal proposals as detailed here and are subject to the review and approval by an Editorial Board that oversees the review, selection, editing, and publication of books as Scholarly Editions. The Editorial Board aims to select and publish three to four new titles per year.
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These works aim to assist theological and religious studies librarians in their day-to-day work and professional development and may include white papers, handbooks, and other reference-type materials. These works are written by, at the direction of, or in consultation with Atla’s staff and often with the assistance of committees, task forces, or outside experts.
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These previously published print books have been deemed to have value to the profession of theological librarianship and therefore important to re-release as open access online editions. Reprints are selected at the discretion of Atla and are digitized and published in their original form with the permission of the copyright holder where necessary.
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