Publications

This page contains information on and direct access to the following list of publications:

(1) Guide to Theological Libraries
(2) ABTAPL Guidelines for Theological libraries
(3) ABTAPL Union List of Periodicals
(4) Copyright Declaration Form
(5) ABTAPL Interlending Guidelines
(6) ABTAPL Bulletin

(1) Guide to Theological Libraries

In this country ABTAPL has attempted to fulfil on a national level the role which was envisaged for it as part of the international organisation. It has done so by producing a guide to religious bibliographies in serial literature, in addition to the Bulletin and the programme of meetings. 

The latest edition of the 'Guide to Theological Libraries' can now be accessed online via the 'ABTAPL directory' link in the menu above. Please send any amendments to Keith Lang via email: abtaplinfo@gmail.com.

(2) ABTAPL Guidelines for Theological libraries

Here is the GuidelinesForTheologicalLibraries in pdf file format available for direct download. 

The primary aim of the booklet is to set out guidelines for the provision of library services in colleges involved in theological education and training. This edition replaces those produced in 1990 and covers areas such as collection management, information technology, information literacy, staffing, library co-operation and management. It is hoped that the guidelines will be of some practical use to a wider range of institutions that constitute the ABTAPL membership.

For further information or to order printed copies of the Guidelines (£5.00 incl. of p&p), please contact the Honorary Editor (see Membership page).

(3) ABTAPL Union List of Periodicals

This is now available on the web at http://abtapl.wordpress.com. The Union List includes the philosophy, theology and religious studies journal holdings of 44 different institutions in the UK and should prove a useful tool in tracing the location of titles. Publisher details are given for some titles and links to free electronic journals are also included. Presently, this list needs much updating, so do contact the relevant institution before closing other avenues of enquiry.

Amendments or new contributions to the Union List should be sent to Emma Walsh via email: emma.walsh@regents.ox.ac.uk

(4) Copyright Declaration Form

Members are reminded that if their library supply document copies to others, they need "to ensure a declaration in writing is received and acknowledged by the person to whom they are supplying a copy". This quotation is from the suggested wording guidelines for such declaration forms by CILIP
(https://www.cilip.org.uk/research/topics/copyright/resources/copyright-declaration-forms accessed online 2017-08-17 dated 2017-04-04). They supply example declarartions there in pdf and Word formats. A signature is no longer a legal requirement.

(5) ABTAPL Interlending Guidelines

ABTAPL Interlending Guidelines can also be accessed as a pdf document using this link.

(6) ABTAPL Bulletin

The Bulletin is published by the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries 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 contact Honorary Treasurer (see Membership page where also is the membership form for download and printing).

Subscriptions: Institutions £30.00 / US$60.00 / €50.00 per annum
Personal members £15.00 / US$25.00 / €32.00 per annum (not posted to library addresses)
Retired personal members £10.00 (not posted to library addresses)
Unwaged personal members £6.00 (not posted to library addresses)
Payments to the Honorary Treasurer (see Membership page).
Back Issues: £2.00 each (November 1989 special issue: £3.00). Please contact the Honorary Editor (address above).

Free online access to back issues of the ABTAPL Bulletin (except for the last two years) is available at:
http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/articles_abtapl_01.php

Advertising: Enquiries about advertising options and rates should be addressed to the Honorary Secretary (see Membership page).
Articles & Reviews: The Honorary Editor welcomes articles or reviews for consideration. Suggestions or comments may also be sent to the address above.