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Welcome to the 50th BETH annual conference on the topic of the future of theological libraries! We are looking forward to your participation. This is a hybrid public event with invite-only login. To start building your customised schedule please register for the conference through the BETH website. After registering, you will receive an email inviting you to create your profile and schedule in Sched. By logging in to Sched you will be able to create your personal schedule and see who else is attending our event. This will also be the place where you will be able to access the Zoom meetings during the conference. Please note that the live Zoom links will become available shortly before each session. All the sessions will be recorded. To join the meeting, login into your Sched account, open the desired session, and click on Open Zoom.
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Monday, September 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
From Collections to Connections: Theological Materials in Finnish University Libraries

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At some universities, the theology libraries have undergone dramatic changes in past decades. They are no more independent units holding collections that consist of printed books. Instead, these libraries have ceased to exist, and they have become an integral part of modern university libraries whose collections have become more and more digital, informing their clients about globally accessible open access publications and cultural heritage digitized all over the world. While clear-cut collections have ceased to exist, these libraries have become new spaces of learning, in which scholars, teachers, and students are connected by all kinds of means to all kinds of information. The university libraries in Helsinki and Joensuu are good examples of this development.

Speakers
avatar for Matti Myllykoski

Matti Myllykoski

Chief information specialist, Helsinki University Library
I am interested in digitized medieval manuscripts of early Christian texts and the digital availability of old books. And of course Open access of all scholarly literature. I am also interested in the history of biblical criticism, Christian anti-Semitism, and  Christian spirituality... Read More →
avatar for Jussi Hyvärinen

Jussi Hyvärinen

Information Specialist, University of Eastern Finland


Monday September 12, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am CEST
Room 6