We see this project as not only a database, but also as an opportunity to develop and maintain a community of researchers who work with sermons. Once the database is fully functional, we intend to invite users to contribute their own records as well as to provide additions and corrections to existing entries. To ensure that the quality of the data is not compromised by this “group sourcing” initiative, we will have processes in place to check new information and entries for correctness and consistency. Users contributing data will be able to retain their own collections within the database and will be publicly credited for their contributions.
The ongoing stability of the database is ensured through its hosting by ITER and its associate partnership in INKE. User contributions will help to ensure that this resource continues to grow and develop, ensuring long-term usefulness for researchers. Please check back later for updates on the progress towards this goal.