ForATL Directory: Believers Church Theological Seminary (India)

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Institution

Believers Church Theological Seminary

Year institution founded

1993

Name of Library BCTS Library

Year Library founded
(if different from above)

 
Full Address Believers Church Theological Seminary
Kuttapuzha P. O.
Tiruvalla - 3
Kerala State - 689 103
India
Mailing address
(if different from above)
 
Contact Telephone: 0469-2602509, 2605219
  Fax:
  Others:
Email chackoc@rediffmail.com/chackoc@gmail.com
Website/Homepage  

B. STAFF AND QUALIFICATIONS

Head Librarian

Name Mr. Chacko Chacko

Qualifications (highest degree earned)

Educational: Ed. S. (Library Automation)
  Professional: Ed. S.; M. A. L. S. (Library Science)

Library Staff (including Head Librarian)

 
Full-time
Part-time
Voluntary/
Temporary
Total no. of staff
8
1
1
No. of staff with degrees in
--
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• Only Theology
2
--
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• Only Library Studies (or equivalent)
--
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• Both Theology and Library Studies (or equivalent)
1
--
--

• High School and Library Course

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C. ACCESS

Main user community of the library

Main user community of the library Students and Faculty

Terms of access Open
Opening hours

10 hours per day

Disabled friendly Yes
Lending Yes

D. COLLECTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Books/monographs No. of volumes: 140.000
  No. of titles: 80.000
 

Language percentage:

English: English 99%
Others 1 %

Periodicals Total no. of titles:300 titles
  Current/active subscriptions: 275titles

Coverage/collection strengths

1. Missions
2. Evangelism
3. Theology
4. Bible
5. Christian Education
6. Pastoral Theology
7. Religions
8. Philosophy

Special collections
(give statistics, if possible)
 
Others (please specify)  

Publications by the library
(e.g. bibliographies, indexes, periodicals, catalogs, etc.)

 

E. FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Classification system used & edition
(e.g. DDC, LC, Union, etc.)
Library of congress
Catalogue type (retrieval system) Computer catalogue
(and card catalogue as back-up)
URL of catalogue none
Automated library management system & version ATHENA
Facilities/Services

1. Search
2. Circulation
3. Acquisition
4. Periodicals

Others --

F. AFFILIATIONS AND NETWORKING

Professional affiliations and memberships in library associations

1. Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA)
2 . Forum of Asian Theological Librarians (ForATL)

Other affiliations  

 

G. GENERAL

Which do you see as a priority in developing an Asian resource collection? Choose ONE (please tick)

- listing of theological journals published in Asia

- listing of a basic bibliography on Asian theology
and culture

Further suggestions to enhance the development of Asian theological libraries and/or Asian resources --
Other remarks --

 

 

Date: December 2008

 

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Contact Persons *
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Mrs. Elizabeth T. Pulanco, Convenor, email: btpulanco@gmail.com
Mr. Yesan Sellan, Secretary, yesans@gmail.com, library@saiacs.org

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