Libraries at the Heart of Dialogue of Cultures and Religions: History, Present, Future

by Thierry-Marie Courau and Fabien Vandermarcq (eds.)

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book is the publication of the proceedings of the Relindial satellite meeting of Paris (2014).

From antiquity until the present, libraries have served to witness cultural and religious exchanges between civilizations. A number of famous libraries have often acted as the cornerstones of the history of humankind in all its diversity.

In 2014, in addition to the world congress of the IFLA, satellite meetings were held in Paris. The theme of these meetings was “Libraries at the Heart of Dialogue of Cultures and Religions”. The presentations centred around three aspects: “Religious Libraries and History,” “Anticipating and Facing Urgent Issues,” and “New Technologies and Networking to Solve Some Issues.”

The publication of these proceedings allows to draw up a panorama of the questions raised by these themes, highlight some initiatives, and offer solutions or lines of thought to professionals and Library and Information Science students.

Content:

Foreword, Odile DUPONT

Introduction, Thierry-Marie COURAU

I. RELIGIOUS LIBRARIES AND HISTORY / BIBLIOTHEQUES RELIGIEUSES ET HISTOIRE

Role of Catholicism in the Development of Libraries in the Philippines, Martin Julius V. PEREZ and Mark Elizier T. PINEDA

De l’enseignement de la théologie à celui des sciences des religions à l’Université et les conséquences sur les ressources documentaires : l’exemple lausannois, Fabienne HENRYOT

Une bibliothèque au service d’un Institut œcuménique de théologie au Maroc : Al Mowafaqa, Martine STEWARD-FINET

II. ANTICIPATING AND FACING URGENT ISSUES / ANTICIPATION ET REACTION DEVANT LES URGENCES

Information Inequality and Dialogue between Theological Libraries in China, Cindy S. LU

La fermeture des bibliothèques de couvent :  la solution hollandaise, Otto S. LANKHORST

III. NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND NETWORKING SOLVE SOME ISSUES / SOLUTIONS APPORTEES PAR LES NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES ET LES RESEAUX

The Catholic Research Resources Alliance advancing the Dialog between Religion and Culture, Marta Mestrovic DEYRUP and Jennifer A. YOUNGER

Desert Scholarship: the Zāwiya Library of the Nāṣiriyya Sufi Order, Sumayya AHMED

Digitization Work of the Jain Heritage in India, Vivekanand JAIN

Les moyens de la rencontre interculturelle et religieuse à la bibliothèque de l’IDÉO, René-Vincent DU GRANDLAUNAY

Conclusions, Fabien VANDERMARCQ

Satellite Meeting papers/presentations, Religions: Libraries and Dialogue, Cultural heritage

Last update: 26 May 2016