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April 5, 2012
History and overview of the PRDL published in Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
PRDL executive board member Jordan J. Ballor wrote a profile of the Post-Reformation Digital Library for the latest issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. His piece, "The Dynamics of Primary Source and Electronic Resource: The Digital Renaissance and the Post-Reformation Digital Library," contains the first published summary of the genesis and history of PRDL, and explores some of the possible futures of the PRDL and other related digital projects.

As the editor's summary notes, "Through digitization, digital access and systematic cataloging, the PRDL – along with the database, social networking and dedicated website it has prompted – are helping to overcome barriers to access."

This essay appears in a special issue of the Bulletin, focused on "Digital Humanities and Information Visualization: Innovations and Integration." The Bulletin is the bi-monthly news magazine of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, one of the premier societies for "information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information."

You can read "The Dynamics of Primary Source and Electronic Resource: The Digital Renaissance and the Post-Reformation Digital Library" (PDF). You can also see the contents for the Bulletin's theme issue here.

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