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What It Means to Be a Hub

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

Last year the ATLA Board established a long term vision for the association: “ATLA is the hub of worldwide scholarly communication in theology and religion.”  Different people may have different understandings of what a “hub” really is.  Because of this ambiguity, one of the strategic priorities for the next several…

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Digital Preservation: A New Hope

by Jim Butler

For years Archivist and Librarians have struggled with the long term preservation of digital content.  Members of the library community have implemented strategies to ensure lasting access to reformatted and born-digital content with limited success.  Recently ground breaking work was shared that may help, but first let’s review current technologies.…

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Making Connections

by Brenda Bailey-Hainer

During the last several months I’ve had the privilege of attending three very different international events on three continents.  The more I travel, the more I realize how truly interconnected our world is. The 2015 IFLA Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in August.  I continue to follow the activities…

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Intersections, Innovations, and Inspirations in Digital Humanities

by Margot Lyon

As chair of the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable committee for the past two years, I’ve been honored to collaborate with ATLA’s peer organizations in the humanities, including organizations such as the Modern Language Association, the Getty Conservation Institute, and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale. ATLA also recently hosted and co-sponsored an…

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A Pleasant Surprise

by Maria Stanton

Before leaving for the Labor Day weekend, I checked on our September update on EBSCO. A year ago I would have seen few recent issues, but this time I saw that both the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) and the ATLA Catholic Periodical Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) included issues dated…

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