As some of you obviously noticed, there was a break in publishing new posts on the Salon Jewish Studies Blog during the last months. The reason is, that we are working on a new project, called Jewlib - Digital Archive Library of Primary Sources for Jewish History and Cultures. This project is a work in progress, like the Salon Jewish Studies. The aims of the project are (among others):
- the inter-connection of data on Jewish Studies research collections by embedding the data in a larger context; see: http://www.freebase.com/view/en/build_a_base
- creation of topic-oriented "views" to, e.g. Judaica-owners, personal paper collections or private book collections
- creation of topic-oriented platforms on Jewish Studies fields, e.g. Jewish Studies Research, Jewish Press
Please notice, that some parts of the project have just started. For this reason there are a few content-related gaps. But, we are working on it ;)
As you also could imagine, the data contribution to Jewlib takes a lot of time and we cannot publish news frequently to this Blog. For this reason we decided to change to micro-blogging service Twitter in the long term. Follow us on twitter.