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The Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL) is a database of digitized books from the early modern era. The collected titles are directly linked to full-text versions of the works in question. The bibliography was initially inclined toward Protestant writers from the Reformation and immediate Post-Reformation era (the later sometimes characterized as the age of Protestant Scholasticism). In its current development the project is moving toward being a comprehensive database of early modern theology and philosophy and also includes late medieval and patristic works printed in the early modern period.

The database is a project of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary, and was produced in cooperation with the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, a joint undertaking of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.

As bibliographical projects such as VD 16, VD 17, and English Short Title Catalogue, have a more narrow national or regional focus, meta-bibliographical tools such as PRDL and Early Modern Thought Online play a vital role in facilitating scholarship in the rapidly changing technological landscape.[1]

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  1. ^ Ballor, J. J. (2012), "The dynamics of primary source and electronic resource: The digital renaissance and the post-reformation digital library." Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 38: 16–19.

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  • Reformation Library Expands its Reach, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Archived from the original on 2013-04-14CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link).
  • "Webbibliotheek met theologisch werk gelanceerd", Reformatorisch Dagblad (in Dutch).
  • "Online archive opens the Reformers' works at US seminary", The Presbyterian Outlook.
  • PRDL has a new home at Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research of Calvin Theological Seminary, Post-Reformation Digital Library.
  • Calvin Theological Seminary launches new digital research center for Reformation studies, Junius Institute.

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