QUESTIONNAIRE FOR
DIRECTORY OF ASIAN THEOLOGICAL LIBRARIES (DATL)

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Dear colleagues and fellow librarians,

Re: Directory of Asian Theological Libraries

You may have already heard that the Forum of Asian Theological Librarians (ForATL) intends to revise the Directory of Asian Theological Libraries (DATL), which was previously published in 1993 and 2002. The revised edition was to be launched in early 2006, but this did not come to pass due to various circumstances.

Delegates at the 4th ForATL Consultation then unanimously agreed that the DATL3 project was important and should be revived. They also decided that the format of publication and dissemination should be reconsidered with wider accessibility and economical costs in mind.

Data collected for the planned 2006 publication is now outdated and, as such, we are circulating the survey form once again. We humbly request your assistance to fill in the form and to return it by fax, post or email to:

Hilda V. Putong
STT INTIM Makassar
Jl. Baji Dakka No. 7, P.O. Box 1140
Fax: + 62-411- 856989
Makassar 90222, INDONESIA
Email: hildakorpala@yahoo.com,

The DATL will help disseminate information about your library and thus

• provide the basis for networking among Asian theological libraries
• indicate the location of special collections and resources available
• enable ForATL to plan assistance for Asian theological librarians

You will find that the survey is now much simpler than the previous one, and a completed form has been enclosed as an example. If you are unable to provide all the information required, simply fill in whatever you can, but please, PLEASE, do fill in the questionnaire and send it back to me.

Your cooperation and participation in this matter is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Hilda V.Putong
ForATL Treasurer and Publications Task Force

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QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE DIRECTORY OF ASIAN THEOLOGICAL LIBRARIES; 3RD EDITION

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of Institution  
Year institution founded  
Name of Library  

Year Library founded
(if different from above)

 
Full Address  
Mailing address
(if different from above)
 
Contact Telephone:
  Fax:
  Others:
Email  
Website/Homepage  

B. STAFF AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Head Librarian

Name  

Qualifications (highest degree earned)

Educational:
  Professional:

2. Library Staff (including Head Librarian)

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


C. ACCESS

Main user community of the library  
Terms of access  
Opening hours  
Disabled friendly  
Lending  

D. COLLECTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Books/monographs No. of volumes:
  No. of titles:
  Language percentage:
Periodicals Total no. of titles:
  Current/active subscriptions:

Coverage/collection strengths

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

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

 

D. FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Classification system used & edition
(e.g. DDC, LC, Union, etc.)
 
Catalogue type (retrieval system)  
URL of catalogue  
Automated library management system & version  
Facilities/Services  
Others  

E. AFFILIATIONS AND NETWORKING

Professional affiliations and memberships in library associations  
Other affiliations  

F. 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
( ) listing of theological journals published in Asia
( ) listing of Christian publishers in Asia
( ) circulating duplicate lists of books/serials on Asian issues
( ) setting up a clearing house for Asian theological resources
( ) conducting a regular Asian theological library survey
( ) setting up a joint catalogue of books/serials in Asian theological libraries
( ) other (specify):
Further suggestions to enhance the development of Asian theological libraries and/or Asian resources  
Other remarks  

 

Date: ______________________

 

 

Contact Persons *
*

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Pulanco, Convenor, email: pulanceo@yahoo.com
Mr. Yesan Sellan, Secretary, yesans@gmail.com, library@saiacs.org

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