Redefining Order in the German Library, 1775-1825

Jeffrey Garrett
1999 Eighteenth-Century Studies  
Zotero, known in academic institutions as a research tool for students, faculty, and other scholars, has tremendous potential for use in faith communities as a place to store and share nearly any type of digital information encountered in congregational life. This presentation opens with defining the role of information in congregations' lives, followed by a basic overview of available information managers. It continues with the use of Zotero at Liberation Christian Church, covering the
more » ... overing the benefits (including a more fully-integrated intellectual presence in the congregation's faith life) and potential issues (such as copyright concerns) of using Zotero within faith communities. It concludes with the marketing and educational efforts involved in generating the interest and skills that congregational leadership and members must have in order to obtain full benefits from the use of this resource. task, a well-utilized information management tool within congregational life may provide people of faith with a foundational and robust means with which to thoughtfully manage information, both communally and individually. This paper covers the role that the information management tool Zotero 4 plays in the life of one particular religious congregation, Liberation Christian Church, 5 in St. Louis, Missouri. It begins by defining the role of information in congregations' lives, provides a basic overview of available information managers, and continues with the current and potential uses, benefits, and issues regarding the use of Zotero at Liberation Church and other faith communities. It concludes with the marketing and educational efforts involved in generating the interest and skills that congregational leadership and members must have in order to obtain full benefits from the use of this resource. While this paper mainly focuses on Liberation Christian Church's experience of using Zotero, I am hopeful that those in other religious congregations will find their experiences and discoveries useful as well.
doi:10.1353/ecs.1999.0049 fatcat:uhojvq4qtnatnkflumlqvs7qjy