Digital Library (PRDL) is a select database that organizes the vast array of publicly available digital sources
on the development of theology and philosophy during the early modern era (late 15th-18th c.). The PRDL spans
collections from major research libraries, independent scholarly initiatives, and corporate documentation projects.
With the proliferation of sources scattered across various digital
libraries, it can be difficult for the individual
scholar to find or keep track of all the new content that is appearing daily. The PRDL is a response to the challenge
of curation arising from this situation, and is collaborative effort to organize this content for scholars of early
modern theology and philosophy. The PRDL does not directly host digital copies of sources, but rather assembles links
to publicly available sources from permanent collections.
The core of the PRDL project involves the organization of thousands of documents available in digital form from
select digital libraries from Europe and North America, which are making digitized forms of their holdings
available to the public. The project covers the work of thousands of authors from a wide variety of theological,
philosophical, and ecclesiastical traditions. The PRDL is a project of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research
of Calvin Theological Seminary.