The mission of Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to curate high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections. The OADTL uses the world’s most advanced integrated library system (ILS) for cataloging and discovery. This system, OCLC’s WorldShare, makes content easily discoverable and retrievable. The OADTL is staffed by professional librarians and curates content without regard for theological or confessional perspective. It is hoped that the increased access to high-quality religious studies content will serve scholars and students of religion.
The OADTL does not collect personal information or provide personally identifiable information to any third party or distribute users' email addresses.
The OADTL does collect anonymous statistical information about patterns of use based on users' IP addresses. IP addresses may be stored temporarily for data aggregation purposes.
The Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) collects content in religious studies without regard for theological or confessional perspective. However, the OADTL curates only content which meets the following criteria:
OADTL collections are composed primarily of books and articles. The collections are ecumenical, global, and interreligious and include materials in all languages (as long as that content meets the criteria above).
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The Open Access Digital Theological Library is funded by the institutional members of the Digital Theological Library listed below.
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