Please join ATLA Funnels Coordinator Richard Lammert for updates on ATLA’s participation in three Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) programs: Name Authority Cooperative (NACO), Subject Authority Cooperative (SACO), and Cooperative Serials Program (CONSER). This orientation will be most helpful to anyone interested in contributing name authorities or series authorities to the national authority file or in cataloging serials to national standards (and being able to mark records as such). We will also review our roll-out of the newest ATLA funnel, the SACO funnel, and highlight where contributions can be made in that area. Metadata librarians and catalogers interested in joining one of the projects as well as administrators looking to learn more about an important professional development opportunity for their technical services staff are encouraged to attend.
This webinar will provide an introduction to the broad discipline of digital humanities. The presenters will explore what digital humanities means and some of the main expressions of digital humanities work in theological schools. They will also share some resources for learning more about areas such as machine learning, natural language processing, text encoding, and data visualization and how libraries and librarians can participate in this emerging movement.
Michael P. Hemenway, Ph.D.
Michael is the Director of Academic and Information Technology and Library Director at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with research interests that bring together the digital humanities and biblical studies. As the team lead for the Experimental Humanities Lab at Iliff, Michael has collaborated with scholars from Iliff and beyond on several projects exploring the ways machine learning can impact the way we imagine and engage textual traditions. For the last three years, Michael has been one of the coordinators for THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) AAR/SBL and will be coordinating the inaugural THATCamp ATLA this year. Michael also serves on the Scholarly Communications Taskforce for ATLA.
Micah D. Saxton, Ph.D.
Micah is the Collections Development and Reference Librarian at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and is completing an MLIS. For his doctoral work, Micah focused on textual practices used by early Christian communities in the constructions of “scripture” and the “self.” For his culminating work toward his MLIS, Micah is exploring the use of topic modeling algorithms to classify and interpret documents. These two interests, the history of Christianity and the use of computers to understand texts, culminate for Micah in participating in digital humanities projects.
Librarianship today can be very challenging. Standards change, users are impatient for immediate answers. Rumors and realities of the semantic web arise daily. How are these challenges to be met? One strategy is through mentoring. This presentation will seek to determine how our collective knowledge can be leveraged through mentoring to tackle the challenges of current librarianship.
This webinar is brought to you by ATLA’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Presented by Donna Wells, Head of Technical Services, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Now that the American Theological Library Association has received approval from the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, it is time to bring to fruition the idea that was originally broached at the 2016 annual conference: establishing the ATLA SACO Funnel. Join Richard Lammert, ATLA Funnels Coordinator, to see how you can contribute to worldwide librarianship by creating Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or Library of Congress Classification numbers. The SACO program is a "low-impact" program, and does not require nearly the training and time commitment of the NACO or CONSER programs—so don't think the water is deeper than you can handle; please check out your place in this program in this Webinar.