ForATL Directory: Seminari Teoloji Malaysia (STM)

 

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Institution SEMINARI THEOLOJI MALAYSIA
Year institution founded

1979

Name of Library SEMINARI THEOLOJI MALAYSIA LIBRARY

Year Library founded
(if different from above)

(same as above)
Full Address The Library
Seminari Theoloji Malaysia
Lot 3011 Taman South East
Jalan Tampin Lama Batu 3
70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
MALAYSIA
Mailing address
(if different from above)
The Library
Seminari Theoloji Malaysia
P.O. Box 175
70720 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
MALAYSIA
Contact Telephone: +606-6322815
  Fax: +606-6329766
  Others: --
Email library@stm.edu.my
Website/Homepage www.stm.edu.my

B. STAFF AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Head Librarian

Name Miss Christabel Wong

Qualifications (highest degree earned)

Educational: Bachelor of Divinity
  Professional: M.A. in Library and Information Studies

2. Library Staff (including Head Librarian)

 
Full-time
Part-time
Voluntary/
Temporary
Total no. of staff
5
--
Ad hoc
No. of staff with degrees in
--
--
--
• Only Theology
1
--
--
• Only Library Studies (or equivalent)
--
--
--
• Both Theology and Library Studies (or equivalent)
1
--
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C. ACCESS

Main user community of the library Seminari Theoloji Malaysia academic community and external library members
Terms of access Strictly members only.
Others by appointment.
Opening hours Monday-Friday : 9:30am – 5:30pm
Disabled friendly Wheelchair access available, but some of the shelves are high.
Lending Strictly members only

D. COLLECTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Books/monographs No. of volumes: 45,000
  No. of titles: 40,000
 

Language percentage:

English: 65%
Chinese: 30%
Tamil: 3%
Malay 1% Others 1%

Periodicals Total no. of titles: 250 titles
  Current/active subscriptions: 200 titles

Coverage/collection strengths

1. Theological studies
2. Biblical studies
3. Pastoral studies
4. Missions & Church history
5. Spirituality
6. Social studies
7. Asian studies
8. World religions
9. Denominational studies
Special collections
(give statistics, if possible)
1. Archives on the history of Christianity in Malaysia and Singapore
2. Special emphasis on collecting publications by local and Asian Christians
Others (please specify) 1. Audiovisual and multimedia: 1000 items
2. Microfiche and microfilm
3. News clippings
4. Dissertations: 500 volumes

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

Online listing of journals holdings and theses (in process)

E. FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Classification system used & edition
(e.g. DDC, LC, Union, etc.)
DDC 22
Catalogue type (retrieval system) Computer catalogue
(and card catalogue as back-up)
URL of catalogue None
Automated library management system & version VLib 6.2
Facilities/Services

Strictly for affiliates and members:
1. Document delivery (only to affiliates)
2. Photocopying
3. Comb-binding
4. Lamination
6. Computer lab for wordprocessing & Internet access (5 terminals)
7. WiFi facilities
8. ATLASerials

9. Audiovisual room with TV, DVD/VCD player, VCR player, CD/tape deck, microfiche reader
10. OPAC terminals (3 units)

Others --

F. AFFILIATIONS AND NETWORKING

Professional affiliations and memberships in library associations 1. Malaysian Theological Libraries Association (MATLA)
2. Forum of Asian Theological Librarians (ForATL)
Other affiliations 1. Documentation of Christianity in Asia Consortium (DCIA)
2. Documentation, Archives, Bibliography, Oral History Study Group (DABOH)
3. Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA)

G. GENERAL

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

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: September 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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