The Federation of the Church Libraries was founded by the National Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Poland on March 18, 1995. It numbers 82 member libraries, including most of the libraries of the departments of theology and higher Catholic diocesan and religious orders' seminaries.
The Federation carries out a program of setting up computer networks and bibliographic standards for the Polish theological libraries. At this point the Federation provides a support for the participating libraries in their transition to MARC21 international cataloging format as well as their efforts to start the aforementioned thesaurus of ecclesiastical scholarship.
From 1995 Federation FIDES is one of the twelve ordinary members of BETH (Bibliothèques Européennes de Théologie), an international advisory council for theological libraries (founded in 1961). Every year a Federation's delegate takes part in the General Assembly of BETH.
Federacja Bibliotek Kościelnych FIDES
01-015 Warszawa, Skwer Ks. Kard. S. Wyszyńskiego 6
Address for mail:
Plac Katedralny 14, 50-329 Wrocław (Secretariate of FIDES)
NIP: 951-20-00-858, REGON: 011888853
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