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Author


Mission Statement and Rationale


Collection Development Policy


Collection Scope


Organization


Services


Maintenance


Author


The Digital Greek web site was created and is being maintained by Scott Lloyd, who is a part-time instructor in Biblical Greek at Cincinnati Christian University. In addition to his role as Greek instructor, Scott is also a member of the library staff at CCU. All comments and questions about the web site should be directed to him. He can be reached in the following ways:


e-mail address: Scott.Lloyd@ccuniversity.edu


office telephone: 513-244-8435


mailing address: 2700 Glenway Avenue/Cincinnati/OH/45204


Some members of the Biblical Studies department at CCU are also contributing to this site. The following faculty members have been involved or are currently involved in teaching Greek at CCU:


William Baker


email: William.Baker@ccuniversity.edu


James Smith


email: James.Smith@ccuniversity.edu


Tom Thatcher


email: Tom.Thatcher@ccuniversity.edu


Jon Weatherly


email: Jon.Weatherly@ccuniversity.edu


Mission Statement


The CCU Digital Greek library exists to provide a selection of quality resources and tools that will assist students who are taking their first year of Biblical Greek.


Rationale


First year Greek students often have questions and concerns that are not addressed by their course textbook. Questions may range from the urgent (”I need help with Greek verb forms in order to pass my exam tomorrow. Can you help me?!”), to the trivial (”Just out of curiosity, what did early copies of the Greek New Testament look like?”). All these questions deserve an answer, and the resources do in fact exist to address these questions and concerns. The CCU Digital Greek library is designed to match students with selected resources that they can use to answer their questions and meet their information needs.


Collection Policy


The collection consists of carefully selected print and electronic resources of particular relevancy to beginning students who are studying Biblical Greek. Any resources recommended for inclusion in the collection will first be reviewed by one or more of the professors who teach Greek at CCU. Resources will be reviewed for their relevancy, accuracy, and their “student-friendliness.” Once reviewed, new items will be immediately included in the collection. Students are encouraged to make recommendations for the inclusion of new resources. Please send Scott Lloyd any recommendations you may have via email: Scott.Lloyd@ccuniversity.edu.


Collection Scope


The collection consists of four basic categories of resources 1) An annotated list of recommended print resources, 2) An annotated list of recommended software tools, 3) An annotated list of web sites, and 4) A digital collection of helpsheets, such as charts, outlines, exercises, etc. Since many quality Greek study resources exist in print and/or electronic media, the CCU Digital Library seeks to provide access to the best of both media. The collection includes both resources owned by the CCU campus library and remote resources (such as web sites). Likewise, many good Biblical Greek resources are free, but many are not; thus, the library again seeks to provide access to quality resources in both the free and purchase categories.


Organization


The organization of the CCU Digital Greek library is centered on the needs of the first year Greek student. Annotations of every resource included in the library have been created for the purpose of explaining the usefulness of each item to the student. The collection can be browsed by basic categories, or it can be browsed by means of the FAQ page, which raises questions first year students commonly ask and provides links to resources on the site that may answers to these questions. A browse menu located on the left-hand side of every page makes it easy to navigate from page to page within CCU Digital Greek site.


Services


The CCU Digital Greek library fosters collaboration among the community of people teaching and studying Greek on the CCU campus. By bringing together resources created and recommended by different Greek professors, these professors can mutually benefit from each other’s contributions by avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort and learning from the insights and creativity of other instructors. Students can also benefit from having access to resources created by other Greek professors in addition to the resources offered by the particular professor under which a student is studying. The CCU Digital Greek library also provides an information service by carefully selecting and annotating resources. This service saves much time and effort on the part of the student who does not have to wander about the library or the World Wide Web in search of useful resources. Another time-saving feature are the links to the CCU library’s online catalog from the print resources page. The student can click on the link and immediately view the location and status of the selected book. In time, the CCU Digital Greek library may also offer virtual reference services to assist students, but those services are not currently available. While the creator of this site, Scott Lloyd, will answer questions about this site, he cannot currently offer homework or tutoring assistance via email to CCU Greek students, other than those enrolled in his first year Greek course. Students are encouraged to seek homework or tutoring assistance from their individual professor.


Maintenance


This site will be updated monthly throughout the academic year (September-May). Broken and changed links will be fixed or deleted. New content will be added by Scott Lloyd, the web site administrator, upon review and approval by one or more of the CCU Greek professors. Users of the site who find errors or problems are encouraged to report them to the web site administrator.



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