ForATL Directory: The United Theological College, India

 

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Institution

The United Theological College

Year institution founded

1910

Name of Library The United Theological College Library

Year Library founded
(if different from above)

 
Full Address The United Theological College Library, 63 Miller’s
Road, Benson Town, Bangalore 560046, Karnataka, INDIA.
Mailing address
(if different from above)
 
Contact Telephone: 0091-80-23333438
  Fax: 0091-80-23330015
  Others: 0091-80-23330502
Email unitedtc@giasbg01.vsnl.net.in
librarian@utcbangalore.org
Website/Homepage www.utcbangalore.com

B. STAFF AND QUALIFICATIONS

Head Librarian

Name Ms. Rita Wesley

Qualifications (highest degree earned)

Educational:
  Professional: Diploma in Library Science

Library Staff (including Head Librarian)

 
Full-time
Part-time
Voluntary/
Temporary
Total no. of staff
12 (including
support staff)
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No. of staff with degrees in
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• Only Theology
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• Only Library Studies (or equivalent)
2
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• Both Theology and Library Studies (or equivalent)
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• High School and Library Course

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C. ACCESS

Main user community of the library UTC academic community and theological fraternity in and around Bangalore, External Library Users
Terms of access Members only. (Others with recommendation/introductory letter)
Opening hours Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday : 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Disabled friendly Wheelchair access available, but some of the shelves are high.
Lending Strictly members only

D. COLLECTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Books/monographs No. of volumes: 78.000
  No. of titles: 53.000
 

Language percentage:

English: English 95%
Indian languages 3 %
European 2%

Periodicals Total no. of titles:775 titles
  Current/active subscriptions: 300 titles

Coverage/collection strengths

1. Biblical Studies
2. Theological Studies
3. Christian Ethics
4. Pastoral studies/Christian Ministry/Counselling/Worship
5. History of Christianity
6. Missiology
7. Religions
8. Women’s Studies
9. Communication
10. Church and Society

Special collections
(give statistics, if possible)
1. Archives on the History of Christianity in India
2. Palm Leaf Collection
3. Digital Libray of Palm Leaf Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books in the Archives
Others (please specify) 1. Audiovisual and multimedia: 210
2. Microfilm and microfiche: mfm -752 mfc - 24000
3. Dissertations:1663

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

Digital and Microforms Catalogue of the Archives

E. FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Classification system used & edition
(e.g. DDC, LC, Union, etc.)
DDC 21
Catalogue type (retrieval system) Computer catalogue
(and card catalogue as back-up)
URL of catalogue none
Automated library management system & version NIRMALS
Facilities/Services

1. Photocopying
2. Inter-Library-Loan between Joint Library Committee Members, Bangalore
3. Computer Lab for word processing and internet access
4. ATLASerials
5. OPAC Terminals (3 units)

Others --

F. AFFILIATIONS AND NETWORKING

Professional affiliations and memberships in library associations

1. Joint Library Committee, Bangalore (JLC)
2. Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA)
3. Indian Library Association (ILA)
4 . 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)

setting up a joint catalogue of books/serials in Asian theological libraries

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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