About the Journal
Focus and Scope
TCB: Technical Services in Religion & Theology, an open access publication of Atla, is a resource for technical services librarians with a focus on the fields of religion and theology. In the Perspectives & Practices section, TCB showcases projects, processes, trends, and learning experiences submitted by readers. TCB also includes reviews that describe implementation and use of software, library management systems, and other technical services tools. Additionally, editors report on new and changed Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Classification numbers LCC), new publications, professional development opportunities, and other news from the field.
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TCB 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 TCB is in the public domain as a work of the federal government. Authors submitting content to Perspectives & Practices and to Reviews 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 Atla subject to the Creative Commons license.
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