Focus and Scope

Theology Cataloging Bulletin is a quarterly pulication of the American Theological Library Association and is published in January, April, July, and October. It contains information about new and changed Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Classification (LCC) numbers, upcoming training opportunities, a bibliography of recently published articles, and other information of interest to religion/theology catalogers. Each issue also contains a column entitled Testimony, which is a first-person narrative of an experience, project, or training of interest to the technical services community.

Open Access Policy and Copyright Notice

Theology Cataloging Bulletin is an open access journal published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (CC-BY-NC 4.0 International). Content that is produced by the Library of Congress and reprinted in Theology Cataloging Bulletin is in the public domain as a work of the federal government. Authors of the Testimony column retain copyright to their work and grant to ATLA the exclusive first publication, display, and distribution rights in the Work. All other content is copyright American Theological Library Association subject to the Creative Commons license.

Preservation Policy

This publication is archived to the current standard of preservation and disaster recovery best practices utilizing online and off line backups at secure on site and off site locations.

Privacy Policy

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This publication’s editorial team and ATLA staff use this data to guide their work in publishing and improving this publication. Data that will assist in developing the OJS publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this publication, ATLA, or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

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