Archive.org contains a vast array of audio, video, and text. In the “text” category are out-of-copyright books from American and Canadian university libraries. There is an abundant wealth of valuable resources here for the scholarly study of the Bible. The aim of BibleRefShelf is to identify, describe, and link to the best of these. So far, there are about 19 book entries.
Each entry has a typical format: some brief background on the author/work, something about its reception and/or continuing value, and a suggestion about the best version(s) available (if there are multiple copies) on Archive.org with links for downloading or viewing online.
There are five main subject areas, corresponding to the main navigation:
The latest work to be added in each section is featured on the Homepage. Each section has its own author index, and there is also a cumulative author index for all the works listed on the site. My main area of expertise is Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (and if you're curious, you can read a bit of information about me), so as the site develops, expect this area to grow at a faster rate than the others.
The "Site News" section allows for things that don't quite fit into the other sections, or for musings relevant to this ongoing project.
I welcome input on this project. There are two means for providing feedback or suggestions for the site and the works it lists:
Feel free to get in touch using this form.