ABTAPL is the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries, an organisation formed to help those working in libraries containing theological, philosophical and related materials by sharing information and experience. ABTAPL provides for its members an informal network for consultation, advice and support in both individual and continuing professional problems. The Bulletin is published by the ABTAPL as a forum for professional exchange and development in the fields of theological and philosophical librarianship. It is published three times a year (March, June and November) and now has a circulation of approximately 300 copies, with about one third of that number going to libraries in Europe, North America and the Commonwealth. For subscription details, please click here.

Index 1981 -1996
 
Vol. 1 (1974-1987)
Vols. 2 - 9 (1988-2002)
Vols. 10 - 19 (2003-2012)
Vols. 20 - (2013- )
 
Vols. 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26

Volume 20 (2013)

20.1

March 2013. Click here to read this issue.

 

Report of the 41st General Assembly of BETH, 2-
Twitter: Join the Conversation, 6-
A Librarian's Adventures in Blogland, 11-
Anything's Possible, Just Keep Thinking, 18-
Professional Networks as a Source of Information, 23-
Notices of Meetings, 25-
News and Notes, 26-
Theological Library Association Newsletters Received, 27-
Websites, 28.

20.2

June 2013. Click here to read this issue.

 

Notes on eCopyright, 2-5.
The Life And Death Of A Victorian Periodical, 6-8.
Special Collections At The University Of Glasgow Library, 9-11.
ABTAPL Spring Conference And Annual General Meeting, 12-18.
Theological Book Network, 19-20.
Library Aid, 21-22.
St George's Chapter Library And Archives, 23.
Beyond Librarianship, 24-25.
Theological Library Association Newsletters Received, 26.
Notice of Meetings, 27.
Websites, 28.

20.3

November 2013. Click here to read this issue.

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
Report of The ATLA Conference: Charlotte, North Carolina, 19th-22th June 2013, 3-5.
Theological Library Association Newsletters Received, 5-6.
Minutes of The 42nd BETH Assembly: Fiap, Paris, 13-14th September 2013, 7-11.
Report of The 42nd General Assembly of BETH, 12-13.
Review: The Latter Glory of This House: A History of Two Theological Colleges In Birmingham, 14-15.
Review: A More Perfect Torah, 16-17.
From the Editor, 17.
ABTAPL Autumn Meeting, 18-20.
News, 21.
Websites, 21.

Volume 21 (2014)

21.1

March 2014.

 

William Booth College Library - A Personal Perspective, 2-3.
St Bede Library: Its History & Mission, 4-7.
The Most Extraordinary Ancestral Enquiry Ever? Or The Strange Case Of Jack The Ripper And Spurgeon’s College, 8-11.
Can You Help? - American Civil War Letters, 12.
Social Media In Libraries, 13-15.
The Library Of Birmingham, 16-18.
Christian Librarians Moving Forward, 19.
Notice of Meetings, 20.
News, 20.
Websites, 21.

21.2

June 2014

 

Slow Burner: Harnessing Facebook in a Theological Library, 2-4.
Notice of Meetings, 4.
Report of the ABTAPL Spring Conference & AGM, April 2014, 5-12.
Salisbury Cathedral Library, 13-15.
Visit to the Fellows' Library, Winchester College, 16-18.
From the Stacks of Sarum College Library, 19-20.
A Brief History of the Chained Library in Wimborne, 21-22.
Theological Journals Received, 22.
Hymns Ancient & Modern - The History and Traditions, 25.
News, 26-27.
Websites, 28.

21.3

November 2014

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
ABTAPL Spring Conference 2016 - Alan Linfield, 3
Archives & Special Collections At Westminister College, Cambridge - Helen Weller, 4-8.
A Special Library in the Information Age - Humeyra Ceylan Izhar, 9-11.
Church Times 100 Best Christian Books Project - Jenny Monds, 12-15.
Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library - Helen Stocker, 16-17..
News, 17.
Major Changes in Copyright Law - Good News for Libraries - Graham P. Cornish, 18-22.
Coping with Copyright - Michael Gale, 23-26.
A Message from the Committee, 27.
Theologicla Library Association Newsletters Received, 27.
Websites, 28.

Volume 22 (2015)

22.1

March 2015

 

The Vicissitudes of Hartlebury and the Hurd Library, 2-6.
Report of the ATLA Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana, 18-21 June 2014, 7-8.
Report of the Visits and Presentations at the 43rd Beth Assembly: Wroclaw, Poland, 6-10 September 2014, 9-13.
Print Journals: Does Anyone Read Them?, 14-18.
News, 19.
Theological Library Association Newsletters Received, 19.
East African Mission Orphanage, 20-21.
Notice of Meetings, 22.
2016 Spring Conference Update, 23.
Websites, 24.

22.2

June 2015

 

Report of the ABTAPL Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting, Cambridge, 26-28 March 2015, 2-10.
The Cambridge Centre For Christianity Worldwide, Westminster College, Cambridge, 11-14.
The Wren Library at Trinity College, 15-17.
Swings and Roundabouts: More E-Book Options, 18-22.
Librarians As Educators: Learning and Teaching in a Library Environment, 23-28.
News, 29.
Notice of Meetings, 30.
Websites, 31-32.

22.3

November 2015

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
2016 ABTAPL Spring Conference & AGM, 3-4.
Report of the 2015 ABTAPL Spring Conference & AGM, 5-6.
Report of the 44th BETH Assembly, Bologna, 2015, 7-9.
ATLA/EBSCO Developing Countries Initiative, 9.
The Future of Academic Publishing: Report of a Conference, 10-14.
Looking After Salisbury Magna Carta, 15-18.
Report on the Christians in Library and Information Services Annual Public Lecture. 19-20.
Theological Library Associations Newsletters Received, 20.
A New TEI for the Church in Wales: A Librarian's View, 21-23.
News, 24-26.
Websites, 27-28
Notice of Meetings, 30.

Volume 23 (2016)

23.1

Spring 2016

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
Conservation on a Shoestring - Richard Johnson, 3-7
Common Awards Librarians' Conference: a report - Michael Gale, 8-11.
The Copyright Licensing Agency's Digital Content Store – a welcome step forward - Amanda Hodgson, 12-13.
Meissen in Durham - Christine Purcell, 14-16.
Farewell to ABTAPL - Mary Elliott, 17-18.
'40 Years and Counting' – CLIS' Annual Conference 19 Newsletters Received / News - Diane Guthrie, 19-20.
Theological Library Association Newsletters Received, 21.
News, 21.
Websites, 22-23.

23.2

Summer 2016

 

Notice of Meetings, 2
Editorial - Richard Johnson, 3
The ABTAPL 60th Anniversary Spring Conference, Rome - Anna Williams, 4-8
Weather, Welcomes - and Wheelie Bins: an affectionate look-back at the ABTAPL Spring (usually) Conference - Judith Powles, 9-26
The Vatican Secret Archives – exposed (a little) - Alan Linfield, 27-29
Thursday afternoon visits to libraries: a) Biblioteca Angelica b) Biblioteca Catanense - Gudrun Warren, 31-33
The role of librarians in encouraging and enabling self-directed research: developing an awareness of library anxiety and taking steps to reduce it - Rachel Campion, 34-39
Librarians on the Move: Helping to Bring an Automated Library Management System to Swaziland and Beyond - Helen Stocker, 39-40

23.3

Autumn 2016

 

Notice of Meetings, 2
Editorial - Richard Johnson, 3
E-quipped to serve – A Christ-centred approach to delivering theological education through e-learning - Kate Wiseman, 4-18
Information Literacy for Theological Librarians - Michael Gale, 19-21
Reflections from the ABTAPL Training Day: Some Tips for Supporting Information Literacy in a Theological Setting - Helen Stocker, 22-23
Surviving a CLA audit - Jacquie Gunn, 24-25
News, 25
Websites, 28

Volume 24 (2017)

24.1

Spring 2017

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
Editorial, 3.
Quality and standards in theological libraries: some reflections on the ABTAPL Conference in Birmingham, 4-8.
Let your light shine: using library collections to help raise the library’s profile, 9-12.
Digital Content Store (DCS) Update, 13-14.
From Our Own Correspondent: Chris Leftley, 14-15.
Nurturing and Supporting Research: the Foster Project, 15-18.
The Revd Geraldine Coldham, 1935-2017, 18-19.
Websites, 21.

24.2

Summer 2017

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
Editorial, 3.
Islamic Collections in Europe (Humeyra Ceylan Izhar), 4-10.
How a proofreading service can increase library engagement (Rachel Campion), 11-14.
CILIP Conference: Manchester, 5-6th July 2017 (Helen Stocker), 15-16.
Does it matter? (Richard Johnson), 17-18.
Websites, 19.

24.3

Autumn 2017

 

2018 Membership Renewal Form, 1-2.
Notice of Meetings, 4
Editorial, 5.
The Future of ABTAPL Autumn Meetings, 6.
ABTAPL Spring Conference 2018, 7.
How to improve ABTAPL Communication, 8.
ATLA Update, 9.
Digital copyright for practising librarians, 10-13.
A special collection in Durham University Library, 14-16.
Crowdfunding for Theological Libraries is Not as Difficult as it Seems, 17-21.
Websites, 22.
Spring Conference Booking Form, 23.

Volume 25 (2018)

25.1

Spring 2018

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
Editorial, 3.
Quality and standards in theological libraries: some reflections on the ABTAPL Conference in Birmingham, 4-8.
Let your light shine: using library collections to help raise the library’s profile, 9-12.
Digital Content Store (DCS) Update, 13-14.
From Our Own Correspondent: Chris Leftley, 14-15.
Nurturing and Supporting Research: the Foster Project, 15-18.
The Revd Geraldine Coldham, 1935-2017, 19.
Websites, 21.

25.2

Summer 2018

 

Notice of Meetings, 2.
Editorial, 3
ABTAPL Autumn Meeting, 4.
ABTAPL Visit to Theological Collections at the University of Edinburgh, 11th June 2018 5-7.
Report of ATLA Conference, 13-16 June 2018, 8-14.
Game of Pros: Forging Alliances for Effective Information Literacy, 14-19.
Lessons from seventeen other libraries: an exercise in professional development, 20-23.
Theology on the Web: Questions for Rob Bradshaw, 24-28.
Useful Websites 28.

25.3

Autumn 2018

 

(Membership Renewal form), 1-2.
Notice of Meetings, 4.
Editorial, 5.
What does the future hold for libraries and for ABTAPL? 6-13.
Report on the 47th General Assembly of BETH, 14-15.
From Keeper of Books to Keeper of Data, 16-20.
Useful Websites, 21.
ABTAPL Spring Conference 2019, 22.
(ABTAPL Spring Conference 2019 booking form), 23.

Volume 26 (2019)

26.1

Spring 2019

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