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Monday, September 12 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Libraries of Theological Faculties in Italy: Reflections Over Their Future

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We would like to show how we are facing the future and how we imagine a Theological library in Italy in the next 5-10 years (20-30 min required).
1. The Institutional frame: the libraries of theological faculties in Italy
1.1. The National Service for Higher Studies of Theology and Religious Sciences
1.2. The Library of the Theological Faculty of Triveneto (FTTR): its recent story, its vision of the future
2. New services for scholars and professors
2.1. The cooperation with SiCei (Servizio Informatico della CEI) and the introduction of Discite platform
2.2. The purchase of electronic resources (Index Religiosus, Sage, SC, EBSCO…)
2.3. Other services and tools (e.g., anti-plagiarism software)
3. New connections and cooperation with other libraries in the city and among theological and ecclesiastical libraries:
3.1. What has been done; recent results in connecting libraries
3.2. Periodical meetings
3.3. A mid-term goal: new guidelines for the Collection development
4. The heritage of the COVID experience
4.1. New online services
4.2. Fuller participation to nets of libraries: BEWEB, ACNP, SBN
5. …and what next?
5.1. New tools for scholars and professors:
5.1.1. Development of authority files on cross-domain fields
5.1.2. More conscious politics on Open Access
5.1.3. Cooperation with IxTheo project
5.2. Periodical evaluation reports
5.3. A paradox: which future for extinct libraries?


Laura Scimò

Biblioteca della Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto (Padua) – Servizio Nazionale per gli Studi Superiori di Teologia e di Scienze Religiose

Monday September 12, 2022 11:30am - 12:00pm CEST