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From: Craig Alan Myers <>
Subject: [BRE] Brethren Digital Archive Meets
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:13:44 -0400
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Brethren Digital Archive Meets

The Brethren Digital Archives Committee met at the Brethren Heritage
Center in Brookville, Ohio, on August 1.

The effort to digitize Brethren publications and to make them
available on the World Wide Web moved forward on Monday (August 1) as
the Brethren Digital Archives committee met in Brookville, Ohio.

The committee includes representatives of groups that trace their
spiritual heritage to Alexander Mack and a group of eight believers
who were baptized in the Eder River in Schwarzenau, Germany, in 1708.

At Monday's meeting, the group decided to partner with Lyrasis, the
nation's largest regional membership organization serving libraries
and information professionals, to scan more than 26 of the most
significant publications, including the Brethren Missionary Herald
magazine and Grace Journal and Grace Theological Journal from Grace
Theological Seminary. Once scanned, they will be available at no
charge in a searchable digital format on (Grace Brethren
documents will also be available at

The Brethren Missionary Herald magazine was the denominational
magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and was
published from 1939 until 1996.

Total cost of this project is estimated at $35,000, but because of a
grant that has been received, it is far less than the original
$150,000 originally estimated to complete this portion of the project.

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