WHDL update, June 2013


The official launch of the Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library (WHDL) occurs at the Nazarene General Assembly, beginning June 19, 2013. However, the work will go on at a rapid pace long after that date.

While most people are just learning of the availability of the site, functional teams have invested thousands of hours in refining the repository and creating the foundational architecture that will make it useful for people around the world.

The WHDL administrative team has created the site to allow editors around the globe to manage resources specific to the needs of their regions. A significant part of this work concerns the legal nature of posting copyrighted materials. Additionally, providing translations of all parts of the WHDL archive is a significant undertaking. The team responsible for building the WHDL itself is currently focusing on making the administrative tasks of loading and translating content as easy as possible. Academic teams are addressing the monumental task of collecting the lists of the Nazarene courses of study for areas around the globe. The goal of adding these lists to the WHDL is to provide to users a simple way to review the list of materials necessary for their studies, and to link directly to them when digital versions exist.

While the WHDL is a fully functioning site, a considerable amount of work is still to be done. For users joining the WHDL at this early stage in its existence, please be patient. You will notice many changes occurring over the course of the next few months, including site improvements and features, as well as work to build the collection into a valuable resource for pastors, scholars, students, and laypersons. In the meantime, you can help. Please notify the WHDL of any issues you discover, whether those are typos, errors in the data, malfunctioning of the site itself, or suggestions for added functionality.