Globethics.net's staff is committed to build the Globethics.net library as a comfortable search and discovery tool. Globethics.net is also committed to help its institutional content providers to make their documents more visible and therefore to get a larger readership. The Globethics.net collections are intended to combine these two goals in one and only project.
The collections are classified in several categories:
- A - Globethics.net Collection: these collections are composed of documents specific to Globethics.net, either because they have been published by Globethics.net or because they have been submitted by participants staff or content providers institutions. These documents are not indexed in any other database (or were not at the time they have been submitted) and therefore constitute the original content of the Globethics.net library.
- B - Thematic collections: the goal of these collections is to create an overview of the major actors, themes and resources in a given ethical issue or field. The documents are selected, gathered and classified in a proper classification tree. This classification allows at the same time to get an overview on the major actors and themes and to browse the collection in an easy way in order to find or discover the relevant documents for a research. Globethics.net is aware that selection and classification of resources are a matter of perspective, and therefore turns to relevant experts gathered in international advisory boards and asks for a supervision of these two tasks.
- C - Religious Ethics collections: Globethics.net tries to give an insight in various religions's perspectives on ethics. These collections are built on the same model as the thematic collections and therefore are intended to give an overview of the major actors, themes and resources in the given religious perspectives on ethics.
- D - Institutional collections: these collections are intended to make the documents of the Globethics.net library partners more visible to the Globethics.net participants. Globethics.net and its partners share the same target public and therefore it is likely that the visibility of these resources on the Globethics.net website increases the readership. At the same time, it is also a way for Globethics.net to suggest some "niche" content to its participants. Indeed one mission of Globethics.net is to be representative of the diversity of perspectives on ethics and this a way to make not (yet) mainstream resources more prominent.
- E - Educational collections: these collections are intended to help the educational staff at any level to find relevant resources for teaching ethics.
- F - Theology and Ecumenism: contributions, resources and perspectives on theology and ecumenism.